How To Pick Movers
People who know how to pick movers look for affordable service
providers who are known for providing excellent. Those who know how to
pick a mover never select a moving company only on the basis of
the lowest bid.
It pays to start looking for a suitable moving and storage company
well before moving day and to obtain moving quotes in writing from
at least three movers.
Be wary if you get a moving cost estimate that is much lower than
the rest. Make sure that there are no hidden charges involved. Some
crooked home movers provide very low quotes to hook customers and
then demand two or three times the estimated amount at the time of
As per the law, a mover cannot ask you to pay more than 110% of a
non-binding moving estimate and 100% of a binding estimate at the
time of delivery. Non-binding estimates are commonly used because they
protect the interests of the shippers as well as the
Take time to check the credentials and reputation of the
mover companies before you select one
of them. Confirm that the moving companies are licensed and
insured. Call up references to find out about the quality of service
Interstate moving companies must be registered with the FMCSA (Federal
Motor Carrier Safety Administration) and have USDOT numbers. You can find
information about interstate movers by entering their details on
the Company Snapshot page of the FMCSA website.
Many people avoid brokers and prefer to make arrangements with moving
services that operate their own trucks. The fact is that many
professional movers also act as brokers, and there are brokers who
also own and operate their own trucks.
You may find that a broker will offer you a better price than what you
can get by approaching the house movers directly. This is because a
broker will have a wide network of contacts and will be able to find and
book empty spaces on moving trucks at highly discounted rates.
The legal responsibility of a broker ends as soon as arrangements have
been made to ship your possessions with a moving service. However,
many brokers offer better customer service than transport carriers.
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