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Questions to Ask Your Indianapolis Moving Company

Your move to Indianapolis is getting closer and your trusted Indianapolis moving company wants to make it easy for you.

We value communication between our team and your family and want you to be involved every step of the way. Let us help you facilitate effective communication between you and your Indianapolis moving company.

Will You Help with Packing?

Packing can be the most stressful of all the tasks that go into a move. Many movers in Indianapolis offer partial-service and full-service moving packages, all tailored to your specific need. If you requested a full-service move, our professional packing services in Indianapolis are included. You may also request only our packing services or add it onto any other services you may have already requested.

Are You Licensed and Insured?

If you’re making a long-distance move to Indianapolis, especially across state lines, you’ll want to be sure that your movers are insured as required by federal law. Make sure your Indianapolis moving company carries the initial minimal insurance coverage, which must be at least 60 cents per pound of the bulk weight of the belongings they will be moving. They’re also required to offer a second level of insurance protection called Full Value Protection, also known as Actual Cash Value Coverage. That second level of insurance will come at a higher cost, but it may be worth it if you are moving valuable items.

There is no “official” licensing agency for a moving company in particular, but they must have a US Department of Transportation Number (USDOT#) and a Motor Carrier Number (MC#) with the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration if they operate across state lines. Essentially, professional licensing for a moving company works as an accreditation; moving companies who are members of AMSA (American Moving & Storage Association) are accredited and licensed. AMSA holds pretty high standards for their affiliated companies to remain members, so, if they are licensed with AMSA, that’s a pretty good sign!

Do You Offer Binding Quotes/Contracts?

Most people have a budget for their move and would prefer that their moving estimate be set up front. Some folks would rather have a non-binding agreement, which may result in either a cheaper or more expensive move. The costs under a non-binding quote may ebb and flow with any changes made to the move, including distance, fuel price, labor hours and wages, and other differences. A binding quote will set you at a certain price, which may only be higher if you require more space or weight to be added to the move. While choosing your Indiana moving company, be sure that they practice effective communication throughout the entire process.


When you’re finally ready to make the move to Indianapolis, call up the best Indiana movers around: All My Sons Moving & Storage! Our Indianapolis local movers offers full-service moving, packing services, auto moving, and so much more! Give us a call today for your free, no-obligation quote.