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How do I make sure my moving company is legit?

Published by Joe Webster.

What's in this article?
  1. Checking for Proper Licensing and Insurance
  2. Evaluating Experience and Reputation in the Industry
  3. Utilizing Online Reviews and Ratings

To ensure a moving company is legitimate, start by verifying their online presence. Request a free estimate to gauge their professionalism and pricing. Confirm that they have a U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) number, as this is a requirement for certified moving companies. Additionally, check their business credentials and reviews to assess their reliability and customer satisfaction history.

Ensuring the legitimacy of a moving company involves several crucial steps. Firstly, check if the company has a professional online presence. Secondly, request a free estimate to understand their service scope and pricing. A certified moving company must possess a U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) number, signifying regulatory compliance. Finally, reviewing their business credentials and customer feedback online provides insight into their operational history and reliability. These steps collectively help in making an informed decision when choosing a moving company.

Checking for Proper Licensing and Insurance

When moving, make sure the moving company has the right licenses. Proper licensing is essential. Moving interstate or intrastate may require different licenses. Familiarizing oneself with state or country regulations is beneficial. Doing so will help eliminate fraudulent movers because legitimate companies will provide licensing information.

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Insurance is also crucial when choosing a mover. Insured moving companies protect both the handlers and your belongings. Moving company insurance usually covers losses due to accidents or damage. Therefore, before signing any agreements, check a moving company's insurance credentials and understand how much protection they offer for your items.

Evaluating Experience and Reputation in the Industry

The moving industry believes "experience is paramount." Experience includes not only a company's years in business but also its successful relocations. Established movers have honed skills and strategies for various moving situations. A company that has survived industry challenges for a long time is competent and trusted.

Over time, a firm's reputation reflects its reliability and commitment. A moving company's reputation can reveal its commitments, service, and customer satisfaction. Professional associations, award-giving bodies, and client testimonials all boost reputation. Excellent service and a loyal clientele are required for a good reputation. Movers with good reputations care for your belongings and prioritize customer satisfaction.

Utilizing Online Reviews and Ratings

In the digital age, transparency is powerful. Online reviews and ratings help vet moving companies. Former customers usually write these reviews to give honest feedback on the service. They reveal a company's professionalism, service, and moving process management. This honest and open medium can help with decision-making.

An overwhelming number of reviews and ratings may seem daunting. You must look beyond the star rating and into previous customers' comments and experiences. A pattern of negative comments may indicate company issues. However, a string of positive reviews can boost a mover's reputation. Analyzing these platforms is necessary to get the best feedback.

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Joe Webster always knew the auto transport industry would be a great career option. And with decades of experience, Joe is now an established consultant for A1 Auto Transport.

Joe was born in Santa Cruz, California. During high school, Joe worked as a mechanic; a job continued to work part-time during his bachelor's degree.

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45 Campus Drive
Edison, NJ 08837
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Trans Global Auto Logistics, Inc.
3401 E Randol Mill Rd,
Arlington, TX 76011
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15501 Texaco Avenue
Paramount, CA 90723
NO. 013055NF
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Boca Raton, FL 33431
NO. 025472F
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1160 South Rogers Circle Suite 1
Boca Raton, FL 33487
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