A umzugsunternehmen aids businesses, individuals or families in transferring physical
belongings to a new place. It can handle residential or commercial moves, and is a
valuable resource for people who are too busy to pack and transport their items
themselves. A quality moving company will provide up-front pricing, safe handling of
valuables and great customer service. When searching for the best movers, it is
important to take the time to read reviews and complaints, as well as speak with
potential companies directly. There are several key elements to look for in a good
moving company, including whether or not they are licensed, insured and have a
Customers can choose from a number of different types of movers, including moving
van rentals like U-Haul and full-service companies that pack and transport
everything for the customer. Choosing the right type of mover depends on the
budget, timeline and the size and scope of the job. Some companies are better
suited for local or regional moves, while others specialize in long-distance or cross-
country relocations. Some movers even offer storage options or car shipping
services in addition to moving.
The first step in selecting a moving company is to get a price estimate. This can be
done either via phone or video chat, and is a great way to gauge the professionalism
of a company before deciding to work with them. It is also a good idea to get quotes
from multiple companies, as prices can vary greatly.
When obtaining a quote, be sure to include all charges, including packing materials
and labor. Some companies will charge by the hour, while others have flat-rate
pricing. In any case, make sure that the quote is clearly written out so there are no
surprises at the end of the day.
Another thing to keep in mind when shopping for a moving company is that the
Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration requires all interstate moving companies
to be licensed and insured. A good way to ensure that a moving company is
legitimate is to check its USDOT and MC numbers on the FMCSA website or by
calling the agency. It is also a good idea to ask about any complaints or violations
that have been filed against a company.
Some moving companies will prohibit the transportation of certain items, including
cash, financial or medical records, medication and firearms. These items require
extra care and typically incur additional charges. It is also important to confirm that
a moving company can accommodate special item moves before hiring them.
If a customer feels that their moving company has engaged in unfair or misleading
business practices, they can file a complaint with the Consumer Protection &
Antitrust Bureau. The bureau tracks complaints and works with the Moving Industry
Arbitration Center to settle disputes between consumers and movers. The bureau
also investigates alleged violations of the state’s Consumer Protection Act, such as
giving an artificially low estimate and then charging double the cost once the job is