Moving quotes can be deluding at times, especially if issued by untrustworthy moving companies. Here are tips to how you can avoid being duped by ‘free moving quote’.
Moving quotes, without doubts, is a necessity for any type of a move these days. Many years ago, there was nothing like moving quotes until the Household Goods Transportation Act of 1980 was passed. This act allowed companies to bid for prices or compete on prices. Initially, Transport matters were handled by Interstate Commerce Commission (ICC), until the congress abolished it in 1985.
With amendments in transport laws the changes brought by Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), which is part of the Federal Department of Transportation (DOT), moving companies must cut their margin of profits for the sake of their clients. This means, moving companies must bid for your move and this is done by issuing no-obligation moving quotes and giving you a change to choose the mover of your preference.
This is a good arrangement especially if you are planning a long distance move and need moving services of state to state movers. But do you remember our famous American proverb, that there is no such thing as free lunch? Well, I don’t say there is nothing like free moving quotes but you should research more on these moving quotes to avoid finding yourself in a moving scams are there.
Moving companies involved in scams know very well it takes time to resolve matters arising from moving and the greatest punishment they get is a fine that often is less than what they have taken from you. For this reason, you should ask the movers as many questions as possible when you get these free moving quotes. You should also go by reputation. Don’t fall for a mover just because he is the cheapest in town.
Lastly, never entertain movers who send you ready made moving quotes. Trusted companies will send their experts and representatives to inspect your stuff and get the nature of the move before sending you the moving quotes.