Are you getting ready to hire a professional moving company to handle your relocation? How on earth can you know who to trust with your stuff?! At Ace Moving & Warehousing, we know planning a move and hiring an honest, reputable team can be overwhelming. If you’re feeling confused about who you should partner with, we’re here to help you out. As you compile and research your list of prospects, keep an eye out for the following five traits:
They Possess the Appropriate Licensing & Insurance
Regardless of where you’re moving, your professional movers must have the necessary licenses to conduct business. The United States Department of Transportation issues licenses to all moving vehicles, so make you verify the company’s USDOT number is valid and up-to-date. It’s also a good idea to check with the Better Business Bureau to determine if the business is an established, highly rated member.
In addition to appropriate licensing, the company should also hold adequate insurance that protects you from liability should your possessions suffer damage. More importantly, that insurance should also absolve you from responsibility should any of the moving professionals suffer an accident on your property. Moving is stressful enough; the last thing you need is the added stress of unexpected expenses.
They Use Quality Equipment
Many of your possessions are priceless, and the last thing you need is a moving company with janky equipment that can’t handle the weight or berth of your things. Imagine watching, helplessly, as your movers’ lift buckles and your baby grand goes crashing to the pavement — not the successful move you were planning, right?
Quality moving companies treat your possessions as they’d treat their own. They rely on well- maintained, robust moving equipment that won’t buckle, shift, or break beneath the weight of even your heaviest household items. Each moving truck in their fleet should be equipped with the appropriate tools for the job, and it should be properly maintained to ensure the safety of your possessions.
If you can’t locate any information concerning the company’s moving vehicles, their equipment, or their process, opt for a service that offers more transparency.
They Have Plenty of Industry Experience
How long has the moving company been in business? Does it have positive reviews? What can you learn from their website? A reputable, professional moving service will always have a dedicated website where you can find an overview of their services and more information about their history.
To further validate the company, take time to read reviews from past clients. You’ll learn whether the professional movers are prompt, professional, respectful, and cautious with others’ possessions. Oftentimes, customer reviews help reveal whether the movers are more on the amateur side, or whether they’re experienced professionals.
They Offer Complementary Moving Services
Reputable moving companies are dedicated to making your move as seamless as possible, which means they should offer a variety of services to simplify the planning and execution of your transition. When you’re scoping out professional movers, look for complementary moving services such as:
● Full packing services
● Crating for large, expensive items
● Appliance movers
● Storage solutions
● Logistics planning
● Move coordinator assistance
When you partner with a reputable, full-service moving company, they take care of the heavy lifting for you. You’ve got enough on your plate between planning your relocation and organizing your possessions, and working with a bare-bones company will only add to your moving stress. For more information about Ace Moving’s full lineup of moving services, check out our overview here.
They Have Plenty of Resources
How will the moving company transport your possessions? Do they have their own fleet of trucks? Do they partner with other companies that provide transportation and logistics planning and assistance? A reputable moving company either has a dedicated fleet of vehicles or affiliation with a company that provides moving transportation services. A full-service moving company will likely offer both, depending on the scope and distance of your move.
At Ace Moving, we fall into the full-service category — we use our own fleet of trucks, but we’re also affiliated with Atlas Van Lines, one of the most well-known transportation companies in the world. So whether you’re moving across town or across the globe, we have the tools, experience, and resources to get your stuff wherever you’re going, safely and securely.
Ace Moving & Warehousing: A Moving Company You Can Trust
If you’re on the hunt for a trustworthy, reliable moving company to facilitate your relocation, don’t hesitate to contact our Ace Moving & Warehousing team today. We specialize in residential and commercial moving for local, interstate, and international relocations and offer a variety of moving services to cater to your needs. To learn more about how we can make your move as seamless and stress free as possible, give us a call at 763-755-2045 or feel free to reach out to us on our contact page. For your convenience, you can also request your free, no-obligation quote online.