Obtaining referrals is obviously the best way to begin your evaluation of possible moving companies. While online searches can support the Yellow Pages (for those of us who can ‘t find their phone books!), referrals can provide the best leads. Speak about your encounters with your neighbours, colleagues and new neighbours. Search for employees who have changed in the past 12 months, as the nature of the businesses varies over time. Make sure to ask for information such as the names of the people for whom they interacted, what was going well and what to look for. It can be helpful even details about moves that did not go well.Learn more by visiting Long Distance Movers
Seek to get references from business experts, in addition to relatives and colleagues. Check their clients’ interactions with your leasing agent or real estate agent- they can be a source of useful information. If you’re working with a big corporation, check with the Department of Human Resources and see if they have someone who works with relocation (even if you don’t get relocation assistance- they may be able to pass on valuable details anyway). Having those kinds of referrals will launch your research on the right foot.
Movers are regulated by federal, state , and local legislation. At the federal level, the Department of Transportation needs to license a moving company that carries goods across state lines (interstate) (the DOT does not regulate the local movers). At the state level, legislation varies widely, and some states (Alaska, Delaware, Columbia District, Maine, Maryland, South Dakota, Utah, and Vermont) do not allow a separate license from moving companies. Verify for those who do, that the licenses are valid. We also suggest bonding and insuring your movers, both as evidence that the company is legitimate and as financial protection in case the worst happens and you need to lodge a lawsuit.