When you’re planning a big move and are under a lot of stress, it’s wise to hire professional movers. They have experience and can help make the entire ordeal fly by. There are three crucial questions you need to ask a moving company when getting a moving quote before you employ them to assist you. Read on to learn what they are and why they’re so important.
What Is Your Registration Number?
All moving companies that can assist you in moving outside of your current state should have a licensed registration number called a USDOT number (US Department of Transportation) provided by The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA). Ensure your moving company is licensed to transport your personal belongings on your move lawfully.
Our Las Vegas movers and packers at Capitol North American offer a full range of local, long-distance, and international moving. We can ensure you efficient transportation to your desired location.
What’s an Estimate for Cost?
Ask the company for their rates. Most companies will provide you a rate based on pound and distance. Be cautious of any company that offers a quote based solely on cubic feet.
Ensure the company gives an estimate in writing and provides you with a copy. The estimate should include all the charges and indicate the chosen payment method. Before you and the movers sign the agreement, you should ask them if they charge any additional fees.
Do You Offer Insurance?
You want a moving company with your best interests at heart. Hire movers that offer insurance, as this shows they care for your possessions and can compensate you in the event of an accident. Ask detailed questions about the insurance to learn what it covers and how much it costs.
Companies base the insurance on weight, so you need to assess the value of your goods versus the insurance policy. It’s always best to get insurance to avoid dealing with damaged items. The moving company should ensure all your belongings arrive safely, but accidents happen. Better safe than sorry.
Capitol North American has answers to these three questions and any further inquiries you may have when looking for a moving quote. For more information visit our website.