Unlicensed Movers

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Do Not Hire Unlicensed Movers

Check Out The Mover Before You Hire Them
Verify NJ Movers license: www.njmovers.com/links
Verify complaints on BBB: www.bbb.org

Choosing an unlicensed moving company has significant risks. If your truck is towed due to lack of licensing, delays may occur in retrieving your belongings, complicating efforts to secure an alternative mover or replacement truck promptly. Furthermore, an unlicensed mover may lack insurance for potential home damages or unforeseen issues, and entrusting your possessions to such a company provides no guarantee of honoring the initial quote or safe return of your belongings. The absence of a filed tariff of rates makes charges unverifiable, and the lack of Workmen’s Compensation Insurance leaves you vulnerable to lawsuits if a worker is injured on your property. Unlicensed movers likely skip essential worker screening and training, raising legality concerns. Without proper wages, workers may lack thorough background checks, potentially including undocumented personnel. Prioritizing licensed and reputable moving companies is crucial for the security and legality of your relocation.

Research Movers Before Hiring Them. Watch Out For These Red Flags:

  • They give an estimate by phone or email only
  • They require or demand a large deposit
  • They do not have a physical address or license on their website
  • They use a generic name when answering the phone, like “Movers”.
  • Many bad reviews on Angie’s List, Yelp, Google, etc.
  • If they arrive in unmarked truck, don’t sign anything without verifying the mover.
  • They do not have a DOT or MC number on their website, or it doesn’t match the Federal website. www.fmcsa.dot.gov

All NJ Licensed Movers:

  • Have their company name and town lettered on their trucks.
  • Come to your home to give you an in-person written estimate.
  • Have a tariff of their rates on file with NJ Consumer Affairs.
  • Are located in New Jersey and pay their employees mandated benefits.
  • Have the minimum required insurance, but most movers have more.
  • Licensed by the New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs.

This information is from “Do Not Hire Unlicensed Movers – Intrastate Moving Tips For Consumer’s Moving Within New Jersey” brochure that has been provided by New Jersey Warehousemen & Movers Association & NJ Movers Tariff Bureau founded in 1969 located in Toms River, NJ 08753.