How To Find The Right Mover In The Network?
Check Mover’s Registration
Check to determine whether the mover is registered with FMCSA and a USDOT number. Check online DOT (Department of Transportation) registration of the movers you think to hire.
Find Out Mover’s Experience
Ask the company representative to provide you the information regarding the length of time they are in business. 3-5 years and up is strongly suggested, as inexperienced companies can make your moving experience one to forget.
Get The Copy of “Tariff”
Make movers to provide you a Copy of “Tariff”, what lists items to be moved and what you could be charged for. Such as Packaging supplies (boxes, tape, moving pads) costs. The mover’s tariff must be arranged in a way that allows you to determine the exact rates and service terms applicable to your shipment.
Require A Copy Of Insurance
To cover any damages may happen during the move( if any). DOT obliges moving company to provide a FREE insurance “60 cents per pound, per article”. If your moving estimate is based on weight of your belongings. Or FULL-VALUE PROTECTION (FVP). This is the most comprehensive option available for the protection of your goods. for example, the valuation charge for a shipment valued at $25,000 would be about $250.00.
Your Rights and Responsibilities When You Move
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s (FMCSA) regulations protect consumers on interstate moves and define the rights and responsibilities of consumers and household goods carriers.