Questions To Ask Chattanooga Local Movers

by | Feb 8, 2018 | Moving

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A significant advantage of planning a move in advance is the ability to talk to different moving companies in Chattanooga and choose one that is the right match for your moving requirements. A lot of information can be found online, but it is still recommended that before your final choice of local moving service you talk to the company by phone and ensure they are the professionals you want to use.

The Definition of Local

The term local movers refer to both the type of pricing methods used for the move as well as the distance. Most companies offering local moving services will pack, load, unload and unpack the contents of the home within a specific distance from Chattanooga. This is not just within the city limits, but it is typically within a set number of miles, often not more than 100 miles, but different companies will have different ranges.

A local move will not cross a state line. This is important as there are different licenses and requirements by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) when freight is moved between states.

Verify that the local movers you are considering have a license for moving, can provide valuation coverage for your property and that they have a truck and a crew available for your move date.

Staff Experience

Many of the very small local movers don’t have a large permanent staff. Instead, they hire day labor or casual workers to fill in moving crews as needed. Asking if the moving service has their own crews or hires as needed will give you a good idea of the experience and training you can expect from the movers that arrive at your home.

It is also important to verify that the movers own their own trucks and have all required padding and strapping to safely move your possessions. Some of the less reputable companies may use rental trucks and have only minimal padding and protection for your valuable possessions.

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