Assessing Long Distance Moving Companies

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Assessing Long Distance Moving Companies

When they are long distance moving, people check the credentials of the long distance moving companies they hope to engage. While cost comparison is the main yardstick that most people use while judging long distance moving services, a few other things should also be taken into consideration for assessing a company.

One of these is the past track record of the long distance moving company and the number of years that they have been in service. There are sites like Better Business Bureau, which will provide reviews of companies on request. Then there are discussion forums specifically devoted to long distance moving. In these forums customers share their experience with different moving companies and also suggest what else was necessary to make the long distance moving services of a company fully satisfactory.

Testimonials provided by users at the website of a long distance moving company will also be helpful in assessing them. If there are plenty of favorable testimonials by users, it is definitely a positive indication that the company provides good services. However, these opinions will have to be confirmed by getting the address of the individual who has given the testimonial and checking the facts directly with him.

Even where the site does not contain any customer feedback, you can ask the long distance moving company to provide the contact details of those who have availed of their services so that you can make enquiries directly with them. It will be all the more helpful if such contacts can be provided in your own state and city.

Another aspect to consider while assessing long distance moving companies is the insurance coverage they provide. Insurance laws vary from state to state and the insurance laws that cover the goods at the destination point may be different from those that cover it at the point of origin. Good long distance moving companies should be able to provide all details of insurance coverage at different points and arrange things in a way that the customer will be amply compensated if his goods get damaged en route to the new destination.

The insurance rule of providing coverage by weight instead of value can often be detrimental to customer interest. Long distance moving companies should be able to advise on how to split the packing in order to minimize the negativity of such rules. You can check with the long distance moving company on whether photographing or videotaping the condition of goods at the time of packing will help in receiving adequate compensation in case a claim arises.

After noting down the pluses and minuses of different long distance moving companies, ask all of them for a free moving quote. Make an exhaustive inventory of your items before asking for a quote. It is all right if the list is slightly longer than it is likely to be, because after all it is only a quote. Later on you can ask for a quote for a lesser amount of goods as well, and comparing the two quotes will also work as a good comparison yardstick in assessing different long distance moving companies.

 

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