Denver Movers can help connect you with both local and long distance moving companies. So, whether you’re moving near or far away, we have the reliable, professional moving experts to help you get there.
Interstate moving is even more involved than your typical move, because in addition to all the normal packing and transporting, there’s the additional complications that come with moving many miles away. If you are embarking on a long-distance move, here are some things to look for when hiring a moving company:
All interstate moving companies who transport household goods across state lines are required by federal law to maintain current licensing through the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA). This division of the U.S. Department of Transportation performs safety inspections of transport vehicles, verifies that movers are insured, and overall, helps ensure that consumers are protected during the moving process. When shopping for cross country movers, always request the moving company’s US DOT number. With this number, you can perform a company search on the FMCSA website to verify that the moving company is currently licensed and operating in accordance with U.S. DOT regulations.
To obtain licensing through the FMCSA, all interstate movers are required to show proof of liability and BIPD insurance. Additionally, all movers are required to offer you full value protection coverage for your belongings. This insurance policy provides for complete protection of your belongings from the time the movers pick up your things until they are delivered to your new home. Full value protection will make your move more expensive, but it does mean that your items will be restored or completely replaced if damaged or broken during the move. If a mover doesn’t offer you full value protection, or the option to waive this type of coverage, they shouldn’t be trusted.
While out network of moving companies is happy to provide you with an over-the-phone quote to give you a general idea of the cost of your move, you should also request an in-home estimate. With an in-home estimate, someone who works for the moving company will be sent to your home to take an inventory of your belongings. Based on this inventory, they can provide a more accurate written quote so you know how to budget for your move. By law, all interstate moving companies that operate within a 50-mile radius are required to provide this service unless you sign a document waiving them of the obligation. You should never rely on the accuracy of an over-the-phone quote for a long-distance move.
Don’t just trust anyone with your possessions, especially when it comes to moving them hundreds or thousands of miles across the country. Denver Movers only provides you with moving quotes from interstate movers who are licensed and insured, so you never need to fret about the validity of the moving company you choose. To get started comparing rates from Denver’s best long distance moving companies, give us a call or fill out our easy-to-use quote form today.