• Verify the company of choice is licensed and insured.
  • Inquire as to whether the movers are full-time employees or day laborers.
  • Contact the Federal or State Department of Transportation and verify the moving company you’re considering has obtained a license to operate. Ensure you’re not liable if an employee becomes injured on your premises. Verify the moving company pays worker’s compensation for their employees.
  • Consider if you’re being charged an hourly rate or by weight of items. Ask about any additional fees or charges for extra large items.
  • Inquire about the company’s policy if damage or loss were to occur.
  • Is there a minimum number of hours or a minimum charge?
  • What is the cancellation policy?
  • What are the procedures if damage or loss occurs?
  • How will you be charged for travel time?
  • Will my items be insured during the move?
  • Are there things they will not move?
  • Ask for references