Whether you are doing a interstate move or intrastate move, you need to understand that ever since moving companies have been deregulated just about anyone with a moving truck can register as moving company. This resulted in too many movers for too small a market. For the movers to survive, they resort to all types of unethical, some even illegal, practices where the customers become victims. One example is forcing the customers to pay additional charges or else they will not deliver the belongings. Another unethical practice of the movers is to hire subcontractors to deliver the belongings. In order to help you avoid any of these problems and to help you find good movers, here are what you should know about movers.
First, you should know that long distance movers should be licensed and registered as long distance movers. This means that they are allowed to cross the borders with their clients belongings. More importantly, they are expected to know and abide with the regulations and restrictions when crossing the border. These movers for example, know what are needed when transporting plants to another state. In this, a good long distance mover can help you with the move since they should know what are needed. You should therefore ask the movers about such regulations and choose the one who you think knows how to do an interstate move.
Second, you should know that there are different types of move. You can choose the type of move which you will do the packing, loading and unpacking and the movers will just transport your belongings. Or you can choose the type of move wherein you can ask the movers to do everything, from packing, loading, transporting and unloading. Then there is also the type of move where you just rent the moving vehicle. In this type of move, you will do everything including the driving. In this, choose the company that has been providing different types of move because they are more established and less likely to scam you.
Third, you should also know that there are other services offered by movers which can help you with your move. One example is providing pods or portable storage to those who cannot just receive their belongings. This is for those who are busy and have no time yet to receive his things although he must leave his old place and move to the new one. This is also for those who are moving to a smaller house or office. In any case, these additional services are signs that the movers are stable enough. Just to be safe, you should therefore choose the company that offers wide range of services and different types of move. They are more likely to be reliable and are more likely to offer superior service than small movers.