Information On Moving
The general information on moving that is provided here will help you to
make a stress-free relocation with your family. If you plan your move and
take care of all the important details in advance, you will be able to
avoid the usual last minute panic and can enjoy settling down in your new
A moving checklist will help you to remember all the important actions
you need to take in the weeks before you relocate.
Obtain at least three moving quotes in writing and check the credentials
and reputation of the household movers before you select one of them.
Dont choose a home mover only on the basis of the lowest bid.
House movers are required to have a published tariff that includes
information about available services and rates, along with rules and
regulations based on which the applicable charges are assessed. This
tariff must be provided to customers on request.
The order for service is a list of services that the
moving company will
perform for you. It will include the dates when your possessions will be
collected and delivered at the destination.
The Bill of Lading is a contract between you and the home movers and is
also a receipt for your possessions. A partially completed copy of the
Bill of Lading must be provided to you at the point of origin.
The Inventory is a receipt that includes a detailed list of the items
being shipped. Check it carefully to see if you agree with the comments
about the condition of your possessions. Keep the Bill of Lading and
Interstate movers must be registered with the Federal Motor Carrier
Safety Administration (FMCSA). You can get information about them by
entering their details on the Company Snapshot page of the FMCSA website.
An interstate moving company is required to give you the booklet entitled
Your Rights and Responsibilities When You Move and to provide
details of its Dispute Settlement Program.
Check your possessions as they are unloaded from the truck at the
destination. Report any lost or damaged items and provide details on the
Inventory before you sign it. You can obtain a claim form from the mover
and submit it within 9 months of delivery. A claim can also be submitted
in writing without the claim form.
Please fill out the form provided here to get free
moving estimates from
pre-screened residential movers in your area. This is a free offer and
there are no commitments involved at all. Your contact details will not be
disclosed to anyone without your permission.