In today’s world, change is the only thing that is constant. People are willing to move halfway across the country for better jobs and opportunities. The first thing that comes to mind when regarding a change of scenery is of course long distance movers and packers. So when you are considering a move, long distance movers Las Vegas come to mind.
There are so many players in the moving and packing field, you have to ensure that your moving company is entirely reliable by perusing https://www.fmcsa.dot.gov/consumer-protection/household-goods/protect-your-move and checking the consumer complaints as well as the company’s on road safety records.
While moving is a time taking procedure, you have the luxury to decide which of the services you would prefer:
You pack and We Drive
This means you get to pack all your things in case you are not sure about the safety measures provided by the packing company
We Pack and We Drive
Sometimes the urgency of the situation leads us to choose this option because of the convenience it offers us.
Once you have made up your mind, the next step would be to make a shortlist of the companies that you have chosen. After this comes the easy part, call up the company representatives and ask for an in house estimate of the moving cost and time frame within which they can do the job. If they are unwilling to do an in house estimate, move along and look at the next candidate in your shortlist.
Before you finalize on the moving company make sure that you have collected information from the sales representative regarding
· Company address
· DOT and MC license numbers
· References from previous customers
Once you have obtained the license numbers, it is time to check whether their license is up to date as well as their insurance status. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s (FMCSA) website is SaferSys which can help you with this by entering their DOT license number. They also have a link on the website ‘FMCSA Licensing & Insurance site’ which helps you to validate the company’s insurance status.
Now all you have to do is do a quick little check on them with the help of the consumer protection webpage given by the Fmcsa and take a look at the consumer complaints against the company. After you arm yourself with this crucial information it is time to make a decision. Always keep in mind that you have rights and the moving company is legally required to provide you with information related to this. In case any trouble pops up with the mover, you have the upper hand of being able to report with the FMCA as well as the Better Business Bureau (BBB).
Never go ahead with the movers if you are not one hundred percent satisfied with their responses. It is always better to be safer than sorry. Most of the time moves go on track with no problems arising, but it is always better to be prepared for the worst and hope for the best in these scenarios.