When you ask if a moving company is insured and bonded make sure you know what you are really asking them. They can reply yes-- but is that really all you need to know about the company? No... you need to know that they are a licensed moving company with the state their business is based in or the United State Dept of Transportation (if you are moving across state lines). Having a valid and current MOVING LICENSE means that they are carrying the proper types and amounts of insurance required by the issuing state. Be sure to call and verify the moving license number because the license could have been an old number, someone else's number, or revoked. This is the first step to protecting you against fraudulent moving companies.
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.
Summer time is here which means people start looking for that new home before school starts or they get spring fever and decide they want to move, so be sure and plan your moving date and call your local moving company as soon as possible. We will do our best to get you on our moving schedule if you have to move at the last minute but it is always a good idea to book early in the summer months! Give us a call and we will get you on our schedule!!!