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How to check if a moving company is licensed and insured

Are you planning on changing your residence? Is it a long-distance move? Then, you are probably looking for a registered reliable moving company. In the article, we are going to explain how to check moving companies’ licenses and insurances. Just follow the next tips:

1. Check for a DOT numberAll the federally registered moving providers have their own DOT (Department of Transportation) numbers that you can find on their official websites. Knowing the number, you can check the company’s licenses, complaint history, information on insurance, the amount of actual workers and so on.

2. Look at online activityMost experienced and reliable moving companies have their functional websites and active accounts on various social media (like Facebook, Instagram whatsoever). If there is no online activity at all, it’s a red flag. The moving provider might be either a monkey business or uninsured and unlicensed.

3. Look through clients’ feedbackConsidering a certain mover, read past clients’ reviews online. Use Yelp, Facebook or any other platform you find reliable. Pay attention to the amount of comments (there should be more than 150) and the rating (it should be at least 4.5 out of 5). Look through the feedback and check whether there are some warning signs or not.

4. Check for the attestationQualified moving providers are usually attested by 1 trade group at the very least, like the American Moving and Storage Association (AMSA) or Better Business Bureau. Certificates given by these associations help customers to define reliable and insured moving providers. As a rule, they are valid for one year only. So, companies should be checked on an annual basis to be certified.

5. Think over the mover’s professionalismThere are a few signs of a company being professional. First of all, the company representatives are diligent and never miss the arranged meetings. They also check and record all your belongings that should be moved. In this way, the mover is able to provide you with a free estimate and prepare all the necessary equipment for moving. Another essential sign is the presence of onsite office, trademark and actual contact details. At your request, the company representatives have to provide you with their licenses, certificates, insuring and the information on trucks.

Following all the tips we have mentioned above, you are going to find a legit and experienced Los Angeles movers.

Last modified 1 Mar 2021 10:20 AM by Tony W.  
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