With the height of moving season upon us, I implore everyone planning their relocation with a mover to do their homework. Moving has become a regular five year cycle for many people, giving criminal movers an entire continent to prey on. Don't fall victim, speak up and require all your details in writing because the moment the movers pull away from the curb you are at their mercy, legal or not.
No matter how small the move, it's critical you ask the right questions when hiring a mover. You should know that every moving company is required by law to provide you with a "Your Rights and Responsibilities When You Move" booklet. If they switch the subject when requesting the document or refuse to provide it to you, walk away - immediately!
For all the honest moving companies out there, thank you. We aim to educate the moving masses about the crooks posing as your competition, bringing you more business.
According to Nkiru Asika Oluwasanmi of SmartMoney.com, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, a Department of Transportation division that oversees safety, licensing and regulation of trucks and buses, has only five full-time investigators to police more than 3,700 companies. These guys must have heard it all. Here are a out a couple of cases that saw there day in court:
10 Things Your Mover Company Won't Tell You is an essential read!