Find a Reputable Mover: A Professional Guide – A series of helpful tips, tricks and tools prepared by a moving industry veteran to assist consumers to make more informed choices when shopping for local, long distance or international relocation related services online.
Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration "Moving Checklist" - A helpful interactive reminder of questions to ask, information to collect, and documents to expect. Available at the FMCSA's Protect Your Move.gov consumer protection website.
How to Choose an International Mover – Although this comprehensive, six-part guide was prepared primarily for those moving from the United States, the information shared here can generally be applied to anyone who needs to choose an international shipping company to relocate items oversees.
Move from Canada to the United States – Short, easy-to-understand video presentations prepared by a Canadian mover that explain the regulations governing the relocation of household goods, automobiles and personal effects from Canada into the United States.
How to calculate space when moving – Knowing the right sized truck to rent or number of containers to arrange for a problem-free personally procured move (PPM) or do-it-yourself (DIY) relocation requires knowing how to convert a weight estimate of household goods or personal property being transported into cubic feet, or, as professional moves say, cube.
Moving? How to manage your lump sum relocation benefit – While it’s exciting to receive thousands of dollars upfront for moving expenses, there are some pitfalls to be aware when you plan the move. Before you start spending your lump sum, be sure to have a conversation with your HR department so that you understand what is intended to be covered, how it will be paid and how you will be taxed.
How to spot a rogue mover – Rogue movers and household goods or property move brokers will frequently give their price conscious customers a low-ball moving cost estimate over the phone or Internet without ever visiting their home or taking a physical inventory of any of the goods that they want moved,. Once the goods are on their truck, these unscrupulous operators demand more money before they'll deliver or unload anything. Helpful tips offered by relocation professionals.
Moving Cost Estimate Comparison Tool – With this new Moving Cost Estimate Comparison Tool, users can record uniform service results supplied by prospective vendors to make more informed purchasing decisions before hiring a local or long distance household goods carrier, move broker, or third party move manager.
The chart uses uniform, measurable industry metrics to determine vendor quality – instead of loosely defined company standards, vague carrier awards, or subjective 'feel good' feedback ratings.
How much do I tip the movers? A gratuity on a local or long distance relocation isn't mandatory. Whatever is offered should reflect the customer's level of sincere appreciation for a job well done based on their goodwill and the resources they have available.