Moving Companies Basics
Consider the benefits of corporate moving services for your office relocationA moving company takes the dread out of moving to a new location. Whether your business requires that your family get a home near a new store or you have to move your entire office, moving companies can make things a bit easier.
There is, of course, expense associated with hiring a moving company. As you obtain quotes for the cost of your move, keep the following moving companies basics in mind:
1. Full-service professional movers will pack, load, drive and unload your belongings.
2. Save money by using a self-service business moving company.
3. There are legal requirements that corporate movers must meet in order to protect your belongings.
Relieve stress with the help of full-service business movers
Save money by using a self-service moving companyIf you just can't afford a full-service company but hate the idea of doing everything yourself, consider hiring a self-service moving company. Typically, these companies drop off a storage crate, much like a small steel building at your location. You pack and load the crate and, when you're ready, the moving company will pick it up and drop it off at your new location. These services are especially convenient if funds are tight but you have a long distance to drive and would rather have a skilled driver behind the wheel of that large truck.
Protect your rights when dealing with moving companiesThe Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has put in place a variety of regulations to protect consumers that use relocation companies. These regulations require movers to provide you with an estimate of their services. Additionally, you have the right to request a reweighing of your shipment contents to obtain estimates from multiple companies and require the movers to provide you with clear and complete contracts.
FMCSA laws and regulations for residential movers. MovingCompanies.us offers details on your rights and the mover’s responsibilities.
- The FMCSA requires corporate moving services to maintain insurance in case your belongings suffer theft or damage while in the mover's possession. However, these policies don't cover every given scenario. Before making your final decision on a company, ask for specific information on their insurance coverage. Keep in mind that your homeowner's or business insurance policy may not cover the loss either, so you may want to consider supplemental insurance for the move.
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