Tips to choosing the best moving company

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Tips to choosing the best moving company

  1. 1. Tips to Choosing theBest Moving Company
  2. 2. Like within any industry, thehousehold goods business has itsshare of rogue companies that havebeen known to prey on the generalpublic. From denying claims, lostbelongings and holding theconsumers items for "ransom",reports of abuse by movingcompanies happen all too often.
  3. 3. The majority of theseconsumer abuses occur bythose movers who areoperating under their ownauthority and are normallynot associated with a majorvan line. Visithttp://interstatemovingcompanies.netfor more info. These roguemovers will often work undertheir own generic "van line"name.
  4. 4. Forty million people moveeach year and the largemajority are completed withcustomer satisfaction by both,van lines and independentmovers. These movers alsotend with the negative impactplaced on them and theindustry by the fraudulentcompanies that take advantageof the consumer.
  5. 5. The major cause for the consumer who gets caught in oneof these moving scams often lies with choosing the cheapestpriced mover. Economics is certainly understandable, butgoing with the cheapest price is usually a recipe for disaster.Extensive research and understanding how the movingindustry operates, play key factors in choosing the bestmoving company for your relocation.
  6. 6. There are steps that consumers can take to increase theirchances of obtaining a care-free move:Never hire a moving brokerMake sure the moving company has been in business for atleast 7-10 yearsVisit their office to make sure they are who they say they areNever accept an "estimate" over the phoneMake sure their trucks show the appropriate markings asrequired under federal lawCheck them out with the Better Business Bureau (BBB)Check their ICC number against the FMCSA records
  7. 7. These are just a few steps that consumers can take to validate amoving companys reputation and record particularly when itcomes to storing your household goods.Most moving companies offer storage facilities should youhave to store your items until your residence is ready for themove-in process. Moving companies holding the consumersbelongings in storage for "ransom" have been documented andthe FMCSA is now enforcing laws against these type of moversthrough the Map-21 Act.
  8. 8. Although these type of incidents dooccur, it is most often done byindependent movers not associatedwith a major van line. If you mustplace your belongings in storage, itis recommended to deal only with amajor van line that is well-known;not with an independent movingcompany or a company whichoperates under its own "van lines"name.
  9. 9. Although many independents can be trusted, the key factor hereis for you, the consumer, to have peace of mind. The greatestpeace of mind you can have is to place your storage in a storagefacility that you have complete control over such as a mini-storagefacility.By utilizing a self-storage facility, you and only you will hold thekey and access rights to your belongings. If you are concernedwith a possible "ransom" scam by movers, this would alleviate anyfears of such an incident occurring.http://interstatemovingcompanies.net/
  10. 10. Although many independents can be trusted, the key factor hereis for you, the consumer, to have peace of mind. The greatestpeace of mind you can have is to place your storage in a storagefacility that you have complete control over such as a mini-storagefacility.By utilizing a self-storage facility, you and only you will hold thekey and access rights to your belongings. If you are concernedwith a possible "ransom" scam by movers, this would alleviate anyfears of such an incident occurring.http://interstatemovingcompanies.net/

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