Choosing A Mover

The process of finding a good mover can be nerve wrecking, but doing a little research is worth the time. Here are the “Must-Do’s” before choosing a mover:

  1. Check with the Better Business Bureau
  2. Ask friends, family, co-workers about recommending someone.
  3. If moving local or long distance within Louisiana – check with the Louisiana Public Service Commission to see if a particular mover has an LPSC#.
  4. All regulated movers, by law, must have a physical street address.
  5. Has the company sent someone to your home and performed an in-home survey?
  6. Were you given a written estimate?
  7. Does the company offer Full Replacement Cost Valuation?
  8. How long has the company been in business?
  9. Visit to protect your long distance move.
  10. If you are moving out of the state:
    1. Get a written estimate
    2. Make sure the mover is registered with the FMCSA
    3. Check the mover’s complaint history
    4. Remember that choosing a mover based on the lowest price is not always best
    5. Do your homework and read “Your Rights & Responsibilities When You Move” booklet.
  11. All long distance movers must have a MC & USDOT #.