When moving across state lines, that is known as interstate moving. Moving is stressful enough with packing boxes and preparing for the move but interstate moving involves more. One important things to know is that there are requirements that interstate moving companies must follow. When moving across state lines each state has their very own guidelines. Moving companies that move households from one state to another are regulated by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) and so are required legally to do the next:
? Display their U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) number in virtually any advertising. Their DOT number is the identifier of the business the truck belongs too that collects and monitors the moving company safety information that was acquired during an audit, crash investigations, compliance reviews, and inspections.
? Obtain licensing by the FMCSA
? Provide arbitration in case a customer’s complaint cannot be amicably resolved. The FMCSA doesn’t have the authority to solve any claims against interstate moving companies but if there exists a problem the client can file a complaint contrary to the company by calling FMSCA
? The homeowners must get a brochure entitled Your Rights and Responsibilities ONCE YOU Move so they are informed before the move is started.
? Allow the homeowners to review the set of charges and rates
? Furnish the customer a precise summary of how complaint handling procedures, which includes a phone number
Interstate moving service companies charge their customers an interest rate that is predicated on what they’ll be moving so to make it less expensive try to get rid of stuff you do not need before contacting a moving company. If this is the first time which you have moved, do not hire the initial company that you see on the internet or in the telephone book. You should get quotes from at the very least three different companies. You have to check their reputation, and how reliable they are.
When interviewing moving companies in person or over the phone you need to ask the following questions.
? How long have they experienced business as a company
? Make sure that they will have the proper license and that they are insured
? You should determine if they have a DOT number properly placed.
? Does the company sub-contract their workout to other moving services, If you decide to hire the company you’re interviewing you do not want to learn another moving company you understand nothing about is moving your household belongings.
? Does the moving company take the extra precautions to protect fragile items from being damaged through the move
? Do they offer a choice to purchase insurance to cover any damage to your household items beyond a preset amount?