Choosing Your Moving Company

The Good

The Good

The good companies are those that are going to do exactly what you hired them to do. Pick up your goods on time for the price you set and deliver them in tact. Simple as that.

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The Bad

The Bad

The bad companies are the companies that are the fraudulent movers, or rogue movers as known in the business. These moving companies are essentially criminals in business form. They’re experts in the business and actively seek to defraud you. They know how to push your buttons and their schemes can range tricking you into signing paperwork for higher prices, to flat out hostage situations where they refuse to deliver your goods unless you pay more money.

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The Ugly

The Ugly

And last the ugly. These companies are ones that just plain incompetent. They are the ones that are late for picking up your goods, late for delivering, and turn up with half your stuff broken. They don’t try to be bad, but their delivery is just plain ugly.

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Choose AMSA

When choosing a moving company you have to know where to look first. We recommend using a company that is part of the American Moving and Storage Association, or AMSA. There website can be found at www. moving.org

Why AMSA? Well there are multiple reasons.

First, as a trade organization, there are certain standards that a carrier must adhere to if it wants to be a member. This serves to essentially weed at bad movers and prevent you from moving companies that are essentially criminals. Mind you these movers can still be incompetent, but the chance are drastically lower.

Second, an additional method of enforcement is applied. Typically when you have an issue with your carrier, it is you v. the carrier and your remedy is going through the court system or Department of Transportation (DOT). If the carrier is a member of AMSA, however, you can have your complaint dealt with by them initially, and then if that does work you can go to the DOT.

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