How to Hire the Best Moving Company for You

by | May 18, 2016 | Moving Services

May is when you think of your mom as in Mother’s Day and there is Cinco de Mayo, but did you know that May is also National Moving Month?  It is when the most active time of the year starts for moving companies.  The easiest and best way to have a smooth move is always to hire an honest and reputable company.  A company who has built up a great reputation will save you money.

Length of Time in Business
The first question you might ask is, “How long have they been in business?”  A proven track record generally shows their capacity to deliver your items undamaged and on time.  How many precious mementos have they delivered over the years?  No amount of insurance will ever replace any of those things your children created, the souvenirs from vacations from years past, or the pictures of your grandparents and great-grandparents.

Do They Have the Proper Licensing?
If you are moving from one state to another, the company you choose should be licensed by the United States Department of Transportation.  You should always be sure to check that their license number is current which you can do by researching it in the US DOT Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration database.  If you are moving just inside your current state, then the company needs to be licensed by the state.

Always Be Sure the Company Is Insured
Never hire a moving company that cannot provide proof of insurance.  You should also find out if your personal items will be insured through your homeowner’s insurance.  If not, taking out extra insurance as a supplement may be something you should be looking into.

A Reputable Company
Colonial Van Lines has been in business for more than 20 years.  They provide local and long distance service and have over 200 offices in the United States.  They are competitively priced and strive to give you the highest in quality service.

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