When selecting a moving company, always try and get at least two to three estimates.  There are several moving companies that claim they are legal, but do not take their word for it!  Always ask for the company's TXDOT number and/or USDOT number.  Then call the proper authorities to verify this information. The contact number for the State of Texas is 1-888-368-4689 or the web address is www.txdmv.gov.  To reach the United State of Transportation call 1-800-832-5660 or visit www.fmcsa.dot.gov.  There are several reasons for verifying a company's numbers:  1)  if the company is not a registered/licensed mover you may have no way of tracking down this company once they have your goods  2) they may not have the proper insurance on their equipment and/ or your goods and 3)  they may charge an extremely lower price which should be a red flag warning you that they are not a legal moving company because they don't pay the expenses associated with being legal.
 


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