If you plan to recruit professional movers, you’ll have to make a major decision: where do you look for trustworthy movers or moving companies? The good news is that a little time spent studying prospective movers will go a long way toward ensuring a stress-free transfer. These measures are outlined in this article. Dallas Movers Association is one of the authority sites on this topic.
Obtaining referrals is unquestionably the most effective way to begin your investigation of possible moving companies. Although the Yellow Pages (for those of us who can still locate our phone books!) and web searches can be useful, referrals can provide the most relevant leads. Inquire about the views of your colleagues, co-workers, and new neighbours. Look for people who have moved over the last year, as the quality of a company will change over time. Be sure to get specifics like the names of the people they interacted with, what went well, and what to avoid. Also, knowledge about unsuccessful moves can be useful.
Try to get referrals from business experts in addition to friends and co-workers. Inquire about the experiences of your leasing agent or real estate agent’s clients; they can be a gold mine of knowledge. If you work for a big corporation, see if the Human Resources department has a relocation specialist (even if you aren’t providing relocation assistance, they might be able to pass on valuable information anyway). Getting these kinds of referrals will help you get your research off to a good start.
Federal, state, and local regulations all apply to movers. A moving business that transports goods across state lines (interstate) must be approved by the Department of Transportation at the federal level (the DOT does not regulate local movers). Several states (Alaska, Delaware, District of Columbia, Maine, Maryland, South Dakota, Utah, and Vermont) do not require moving companies to have a separate licence.