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.