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Discussing Rogue Moving Companies with Our Tucson Movers

Now that you’re looking at Tucson, Arizona for your new hometown, it’s time to get down to business with your relocation plans. As you’re shopping for reliable movers, some seem too good to be true or just plain sketchy. If a moving company presents itself this way, most likely it’s a rogue moving company. There are several red flags to keep an eye out for and not doing so can lead to unreliable service and loss of funds on your end. The Tucson movers of All My Sons Moving & Storage discuss some of the red flags you should look for to avoid illegitimate moving companies.

Spot the D.O.T. Number

When discussing rogue moving companies with our Tucson movers, always suggest looking for the D.O.T. number on the truck or website. The D.O.T. or the Department of Transportation is a government agency that issues a unique license number to a moving company to track their safety procedures and conduct audits, compliance reviews, crash investigations, and inspections. [1] There are “moving companies” who don’t have a D.O.T. number since they want to save money doing business. When researching a moving company, always look for their D.O.T. number, and if they don’t have one, keep shopping around.

Don’t Shake On It

Another point that needs to be mentioned when you’re discussing rogue moving companies with our Tucson movers is the importance of documentation. When going over the relocation plans with your potential movers, don’t rely on a verbal agreement. Doing so can lead to a host of problems such as handing over a deposit along with your belongings and not seeing those movers ever again! On the other hand, when you have documentation, you’ll have everything in writing about the process and payment. Make sure you read the fine print and ask for a copy for your records.

No Onsite Inspection Offered

A reliable moving company like our Tucson local movers will offer an in-house inspection of household items that need to be moved. Rogue moving companies hardly ever perform inspections, so if you ask for one and the mover declines, run the other way! Additionally, they will offer a ridiculously low estimate to make up for not performing an inspection. This will seem too good to be true and, in most cases, it is.

Ask for References

If you’re still unsure about how to find a moving company, you can always ask friends and family for recommendations. They’ll point you in the right direction by recommending movers they’ve used in the past as well as movers you should avoid.

Movers You Can Trust

When making plans to relocate to Tucson, make sure to include our reliable, licensed movers in your relocation plans. Don’t be afraid to ask questions when you’re discussing rogue moving companies with our Tucson movers. We have a variety of relocation services from packing to storage to meet all your moving needs. Don’t wait, call 520-394-6437 today for your free, no-obligation quote!

 

 

Sources:

[1] Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration – Do I Need a USDOT Number?