Help Me Howard helped a Queens woman get her furniture back from a moving company which had taken it hostage. Here are some tips on hiring a qualified moving company.
Moving company tips:
- Use only an insured mover, who is registered with the federal department of transportation and licensed to transport goods inter-state.
- Check for a mover's credentials at www.fmcsa.gov or call 202-366-9805
- Don't hire a mover who gives you an estimate without visiting your home first, demands a large cash deposit or shows up on the day of the move with a rental truck instead of a company-owned and marked truck.
- Buy protection insurance from the moving company or buy moving insurance thru your regular agent.