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Important Things You Should Know About A Moving Company

Sep 15, 2008
So have you decided to hand over the job of relocating your home or office to a moving company? Today there are large number of companies that claim to shift your stuff in shortest time and lowest price. There are huge number of moving companies that offer added services free of cost to allure its consumers. But you need to beware of frauds as you are handing over your precious possessions to the company to move. It is not a good idea to go for a company that has a bad name but offers its services at a lower price.

So it is good practice to do an intensive research about the reputation of the moving company before you finalize it. It is a better option to pay a few more bucks and choose a company that has a good reputation in the market rather then going for an unknown company about which it is difficult to find out.

The first thing that you need to find out about the moving company that you plan to hire is whether the company is registered with Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration. If the company does not have a registration with this association, it is not reliable.

The next thing that you need to know about the moving company is that the company should have a clean record. Make sure the company is no complaints filed against it.

Then find out if the moving company agrees to give a written copy of moving estimate. Do not rely upon moving companies that insist on verbal communication and settling the bills later. According to the guidelines of Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration the moving company should send a representative at your location to give you a written moving estimate that is almost equal to the final billing.

Find out if the moving company you plan to hire has a "dispute settlement program". Only movers with a good name will offer such programs. Also you need to find out if the moving company you plan to hire offers insurance in case of breakage or theft of your possessions. According to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration every moving company is bound to offer insurance at a set rate.

The advice of your family and friends is extremely useful for you to know about the moving companies. Ask them if they had a bad experience with the mover you have short listed. If yes, avoid taking the services of that company. Instead go for a moving company that has positive recommendations by someone who has taken its services.
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