Business and Management

How to Avoid Rogue Movers?

The U.S. Department of Transportation is the agency responsible for regulating interstate agents, carrying it over in the Interstate Commerce Commission in 1995.

The DOT has produced a site devoted to protecting people from transferring scams. You can contact movers in Tampa for relocating to another city.

The Department of Transportation provides a list of possible warning signals. Know about the listing and see if your movers suggest some of these:

  • The mover does not provide or consent to an onsite review of your household products and offers a quote over the telephone or Internet-sight-unseen. These quotes often sound too good-to-be-true. They generally are.
  • The moving business needs a large deposit prior to the transfer.
  • The Agency does not offer you a copy of"Your Rights and Responsibilities When You Move," a booklet movers are required by Federal regulations to provide to their clients at the planning phases of interstate movements.
  • The organization's Web site does not have any local speech and no advice about insurance or licensing.
  • The Agency claims all products are insured by their own insurance.
  • If you telephone the mover, the phone is answered using a generic"Movers" or"Moving business," instead of the organization's name.
  • Offices and warehouse are in bad condition or nonexistent.
  • On moving day, a rental truck occurs instead of the usual company-owned and conspicuous fleet truck.

Sometimes the most obvious steps are those we overlook. Folks are utilized to asking for references from candidates.