Fully Licensed & Insured


If you’re looking for a moving company to move you from state to state (interstate moving), your moving company should have a US DOT number, which is a unique license number issued by the United States Department of Transportation. Movers must be authorized to carry household goods in order to legally ship belongings. The most common for household movers are MC numbers. Make sure your mover’s DOT number and MC number is valid by searching it in this database.

Also, verify that a company is insured on the same website you use to check their license number. Never use a moving company without a license number or insurance.
 

Great Reputation = Great Rates


Thankfully, no one wins awards and accolades for overcharging. If a moving company has a great reputation, that means they don’t slap you with a bill the size of a moving truck after the boxes have been unpacked. People don’t write five star reviews when they think they’ve overpaid. No hidden charges. No rip-offs. A great reputation is really the best way to make sure you’ll be getting a great rate.
 

Free Local On-Site Estimates


A moving company shouldn’t charge you for the chance to earn your business. A free on-site estimate gives you the chance to meet someone from the moving company in person prior to your moving day. You will get all your questions answered about your upcoming move. No two moves are identical, and the on-site estimate is your chance to learn exactly what is included in the price. No one wants surprises on moving day. With accurate estimates, you can choose a moving company that’s the right fit for you.
 

Proof of Excellence

Every company can say that they are the best, but why take their word for it? Check out reviews on external review sites like Yelp and Rate a Biz.

Doing this research also helps you get the best price for your move. People don’t give five star reviews to a company that ripped them off. Ask the moving company to provide proof they are the best. If they can’t prove it, chances are – they aren’t.
 

Do they listen? Do they ask questions?


Moving is never a one-size-fits-all deal. When shopping for the right moving company for you it isn’t about finding out the hourly rate of x-number of movers and a truck. It’s about having the moving company listen and learn about your exact moving needs. A good moving company wants to hear all the details of your move and will create a tailored plan of action for moving day. A customized move saves you time and money.
 

Are they active in the community?


While you may not require a moving company with a passion for giving back, but it sure is a good sign. A moving company that is active in their community intends to be part of the community for a long time. Community-conscious companies tend to be consumer-conscious as well, they don’t count people as numbers but as people. You don’t want to be just a number, right?