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How to Find Reputable Movers in NYC and Beyond.

Posted by Steinway Moving & Storage on Oct 1, 2015 10:20:56 AM
When choosing a mover for commercial or residential endeavors, you may be wondering how to go about making sure you are choosing reputable movers in NYC and beyond. 

There are a few different things to look for while researching your potential mover: 

In person written estimates

Make sure your mover gives you a written estimate, after they have done a visual assessment of the items to be moved.

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Look for AMSA members

Give extra consideration for American Moving & Storage Association members. They have passed background screenings with government authorities, as well as their chapter of the Better Business Bureau. They have also pledged to uphold the AMSA Code of Ethics. For an extra bonus, look for ProMover members – these companies have taken an extra step to complete a quality certification program designed for AMSA members who provide both local moving services as well as interstate services.

Confirm that the mover has insurance & is licensed by the proper authority

According to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), making sure that your mover is licensed and insured is crucial. 

If you are looking for an interstate mover, they should have a U.S. DOT number issued by the FMCSA

If you are moving within your state, requirements vary from state to state. New York State requires their local movers to be registered with the New York State Department of Transportation as well as the Motor Carrier Compliance Bureau. 

Check reviews

Make sure that you read through reviews of the companies that you are considering. Getting insight from previous customers, with their own experiences and opinions, can greatly aid you in your decision making. Do research as to how satisfied other customers have been with their service. 

Topics: Commercial Moving

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When moving, small offices will need to start their planning process at least three months ahead of time; medium to large offices will need at least six to eight months.

6-12 Months Before:
You should select a site and develop options that meet the criteria for your new location.

6-8 Months Before:
You should start preparing for your move.

3-6 Months Before:
Develop the site and coordinate a construction timeline.

6 Weeks Before:
You should have new equipment installed and schedule a walk-through of your new space.


For details on this timeline and other valuable information on moving your business, download your FREE copy of the Steinway Moving & Storage Commercial Moving Guide.

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