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Things to know when moving internationaly

The Federal Maritime Commission (FMC) Puts International Movers into 3 categories: Vessel-Owning. There are about 2,700 FMC-licensed and bonded licensed freight forwarders (LFF)/international movers operating in the US. Non-Vessel-Owning. There are over 3,300 licensed and bonded intermediaries/agents/non-vessel operating common carriers (NVOCC) that have an official service agreement (NSA) with a vessel-owning mover. Non-Licensed, Non-US-Based, Non-Vessel-Owning. […]

Requirements Your Mover Must Meet

A move that crosses a state line at any point; even if the state line is Canada or Mexico; even if you end up in the same state you started from; and even if the truck does not cross state lines, but the move continues by plane or rail outside the state is considered an […]

When and how do I pay the mover?

Standard procedure is to pay the mover just before unloading. While most local moves are based on hourly rates, most interstate moves are based on weight. If you agreed to a non-binding estimate for your long distance move, the final price must be based on the actual weight. If this actual weight results in a […]

How are Moves Priced?

Intrastate Moves: Hourly The most common move type in North America is the small, local move of a studio or 1 bedroom apartment. These moves are most typically priced by the hour. In the event you are travelling a longer distance, but still staying within state, your state may or may not require that your […]

What type of insurance coverage can I choose for my move?

If you have homeowners or renters insurance, your furniture should be covered during your move from most “acts of god” as well as vehicle peril in which the crash causes the damage (confirm with your policy provider). However homeowners and renters insurance does not typically cover you against scratches, dropping or falling over, etc. As […]

Dispute Resolution

For smaller complaints such as pricing or damage disputes, filing a complaint and writing online editable reviews have been enough incentive for many movers to resolve the issue properly for customers. www.BBB.org Editable Online Reviews The Arbitration Program Your Mover Must Belong to State Attorney General and Consumer Protection Agencies:  https://www.protectyourmove.gov/related-sites/state-search.htm For more serious criminal […]


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