When hiring any Colorado Springs moving company, it’s important to know your rights and responsibilities. This is most importantly true when it comes to an interstate move. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has detailed a number of consumer protection regulations that are developed with your welfare in mind. Here at A-1 Freeman Moving Group, we hope to make sure that you have full knowledge that that you should receive from a licensed moving company, and what falls in your court when hiring a mover.
As per the FMCSA, the following information should be provided from your mover:
- An estimate in writing
- The “Ready to Move” brochure or link to the website
- Info on the mover’s arbitration program
- A written notice about access to the mover’s tariff
- The process that the mover has for handling claims
- A link to the FMCSAs “Your Rights and Responsibilities When You Move” booklet
The customer is responsible for:
- Reading and understanding all moving documents that are provided to them by the mover.
- Being available at the time of pickup and delivery of your possessions, or having a representative available in their place.
- Notifying the mover as soon as possible when there is a change with the shipment (moving date, additional items, additional drop off point, etc)
- Paying the amount agreed upon and in the form agreed to with the mover.
- Filing claims for loss, damage or delays with the mover as soon as possible, if necessary.
You can get much more precise information on all of your Rights and Responsibilities at the fmcsa.dot.gov website. Whichever mover you hire, we want you to be well informed.