Ask Prospective Movers These 4 Questions


Choosing the ideal mover is an essential part of the moving process. The right moving company will make the process simple and stress-free. In order to ensure you get the appropriate company for your needs, a vetting process is necessary to choose the best crew for the move.

When deciding on a mover, ask the following 4 questions.

1. Is Your Company Licensed?

Perhaps the most important question to ask is whether the company has a proper license and registration. This ensures the company is legitimate and qualified for the job. If you are moving to another state, the company should have a United States Department of Transportation (USDOT) license number, which is issued by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA). However, if the move is within the state, then the company should have a state license instead, which includes its own set of regulations and requirements.

2. Do You Provide a Free Estimate?

Most moving companies offer a free estimate of your move based on the quantity and weight of the items, the structure of the house, the time it may take, etc. This estimate can give you insight as to whether you should choose a binding or non-binding estimate. Most companies offer non-binding estimates, where the total cost varies depending on the hourly rate and factors that determine how long the move will take.

3. Will You Include Packing Services?

Make sure to ask the moving company if they provide packing services, as well as the additional charge for the service and any packing restrictions. The answer will allow you to decide on whether you should take advantage of the convenience or save yourself the expense and handle the packing yourself. You should ask about other services such as transportation, furniture disassembly, parking, and others.

4. What Kind of Liability Protection Do You Have?

The moving process has inherent risks, and there is the possibility that your belongings can be  damaged. All moving companies should offer you multiple liability coverage options. Most standard liability protection is based on weight and covers the minimum of $0.60 per pound per item. However, some companies also provide full value protection, which holds the mover liable for the replacement cost of damaged or lost items. Some options even determine the coverage by cost, rather than weight.
Know the answers to these four questions before selecting your mover.

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