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How to Select a Reputable Moving Company

When planning a move to Chicago, odds are, you’re going to need a moving service in Chicago—at least for a little bit of help. This is certainly easier said than done, because you have so many different options to weigh and, likewise, multiple companies to compare when you’re on the hunt for a reputable moving company in Chicago. So, how can you dwindle your list down to the cream of the crop? There are certain things you need to look for.

Keep a Watchful Eye For:

Licenses, USDOT Registrations, and Accreditations- If you’re searching online, be sure to look not only for the words “Licensed and Insured,” but look for their numbers and memberships. They should have a USDOT (US Dept. of Transportation) number, an MC (motor carrier) number, and perhaps an accreditation through an organization like AMSA (American Moving & Storage Association).

Insurance Offerings- Again, look out for “Licensed and Insured,” and be sure that they offer at least a minimal coverage. The FMCSA (Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration) require by law, that an interstate mover must offer insurance coverage. Typically, the minimal coverage is about 60 cents per pound of the bulk weight of your move.

Accurate Information- You should always be sure that their information is accurate and up-to-date. They should have a phone number, address, website, and all their services listed, as well as the previously mentioned information. You can typically look any of this up on the FMSCA’s protectmymove.gov site and find a list of local agencies through the FMCSA’s contacts database.


Get in Contact with the Movers

Give your moving company in Chicago a call, ask about contracting them for a move, what services they offer, and whatever other questions you may have. When you contact All My Sons Moving & Storage, we will offer you a free, no-obligation quote, for which we will take into consideration all the items you wish to move, as well as their weight, and we will give you an estimate for the cost of your move.


When you’re looking for a reputable moving company in Chicago, invest in nothing less than the best. All My Sons Moving & Storage is your premier Chicago moving company, with decades of experience in the moving industry! Give us a call today for your free, no-obligation quote at (630) 489-6874.