Choosing a Moving Company
Choosing a good mover can be a difficult process, especially if this is your first time moving. You can make the process a lot easier by asking these four questions:
-Is the moving company requesting a cash deposit from you before your move?
-Does the moving company have a physical address listed on its website (and not just a PO Box?)
-Does the company provide their licensing information on their website?
-Is the moving company a member of certified organizations, such as the Better Business Bureau (BBB) and American Moving and Storage Association?
If your answer to the first question is yes, or your answer to any of the last three questions is no, then you are probably dealing with a disreputable moving company or could be falling prey to a moving scam.
Start your search by asking your friends, family, and coworkers for recommendations of movers that they have used and liked. Or ask a trusted real estate agent for suggestions of moving companies that have a physical address in the area. Once you have compiled a list of prospective moving companies, contact them and ask them for their DOT/ MC license numbers. Once you have obtained this information, go to SaferSys.org, a Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) website, and search for the company using the DOT and MC license numbers that they provided. Doing so will allow you to see the company’s safety information, any orders to stop operation, licensing, and other information. You can also check with the Better Business Bureau or other consumer organizations in your area to further inquire about the company’s reputation.
Finally, don’t be afraid to ask the moving company for recent customer recommendations. A good moving company should have no problem getting you in touch with someone that has recently moved with them and has been satisfied.
We hope that as you begin your search for a moving company, you will consider us here at Sorensen Mayflower. Check out our website and don’t hesitate to call so that we can tell you more about us!