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Reputable Moving Companies

February 22nd, 2013 - 9:59 AM

Finding the best moving companies
The biggest concern I hear from people planning to move long distance is that they’re not sure how to find reputable moving companies. I can understand their concern. If you’re not sure who to trust, you can be in for a bumpy ride in the moving process. Let's take some time today to look at techniques and resources you can use to help find the most reputable moving companies and moving services.

How to find reputable moving companies

Do the proper research.
Here are some great ways to research the moving companies you want to compare:

  • Compare each option by price by getting moving quotes. This way, you’ll know which options will fit your moving budget. If you come across a price that’s too good to be true, it may be.
  • Use consumer review websites like epinions.com, movingscam.com, and BBB to see what real people are saying about the moving options you’re comparing.
  • Check the Bond, Department of Transportation (DOT), and Motor Carrier (MC) numbers of each company. If the moving option you’re considering has these numbers, then they are licensed to move household goods or are an all commodities carrier. (Our numbers are: DOT 82866; MC 29910; BOND 209 703 060 and because ABF is our primary transportation provider we are licensed as an all commodities carrier).
  • Of course, those aren’t the only numbers you need to know. Find out how long the company has been in business and be sure to test phone numbers to make sure the company is legit.

You can read more about researching moving companies here.

Ask the right questions
A reputable moving company will not shy away from answering any questions you may have about them or their services. With that being said, click over to this helpful post titled “What questions do I ask moving companies?” You’ll find a list of the most important questions you should ask first, as well as how U-Pack answers each question.

Be able to spot the red flags
Unfortunately, there are lots of moving scammers out there who try to pose as reputable moving companies. And they’re pretty good at it, too. But if you know how to spot the red flags, you’re more likely to not become a moving scam victim. You can read all about the types of moving scam red flags to watch out for here.

Start finding a reputable moving company
Doing your homework and learning all you can about each moving company is vital to finding the reputable moving company best for your move. Remember, low prices are great – but it’s not a good idea to choose a moving company based on price alone. If you can find a moving service like U-Pack that pairs quality service with a low price, you’re in for a smooth moving experience.

Click here to get a free moving quote from U-Pack or call 800-413-4799. Then start finding the moving option best for you by reading reviews, checking the numbers, asking the right questions, and spotting any red flags along the way.

If you have any questions about how to find reputable moving companies, leave a comment and let me know. I’ll be happy to help you.

Helpful Links for finding reputable moving companies

Moving Scams
Moving Companies – Choosing the Right One
US Senate Committee Battles Scam Moving Companies
Finding Quality Movers
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