February 28th, 2014

Check The Ratings!

Patricia Woodward moved just 7.5 miles from Lakewood to Brook Park, OH using a local Cleveland moving company, Moving Experts LLC. During the course of the move furniture and appliances were damaged and items lost. Unfortunately Patricia did not take out additional moving insurance and was offered only the legal minimum of 60 cents per […]

December 22nd, 2013

Like Taking Risks? Use a Moving Company Broker

The warning that is repeated most often here on the Moving Company Guide website is “never use a moving company broker”. Unfortunately Erica Verrillo found out the hard way when moving from Massachusetts to California recently. Writing on Ripoff Report Erica tells how she arranged her move with All State Van Lines Relocation of Margate, […]

December 2nd, 2013

An Overnight Stop Can Lose You Everything

Last Tuesday Donald Davis and his family were moving their belongings in a Penske box truck from Atlanta, Georgia to Columbus, Ohio. They took an overnight stop at a hotel in Berea, Kentucky and when they went to continue their journey on Wednesday morning the truck had been stolen. Kentucky State Police found it a […]

November 14th, 2013

Craigslist Moving Scam

WCNC-TV Charlotte, NC had a news item two days ago on a scam by Strong Arm Movers who advertise predominantly on Craigslist (screenshot above). Caroline McCloud booked Strong Arm Movers for a job at her house moving some big furniture items and paid a deposit of $195.00. Caroline paid the deposit in cash to […]

October 15th, 2013

Irreplaceable? Then Keep It With You!

Jesse and Taylor Schachter and their two children recently moved from San Jose, CA to Alexandria, VA with Trusted Van Lines but the family’s belongings never arrived. The movers loaded the truck and then parked it overnight at Trusted Van Lines offices in San Jose. They dropped the keys in an overnight drop slot but […]

October 7th, 2013

Brokers Recommend Dud Moving Companies

You may wonder why we at Moving Company Guide keep reminding readers to avoid brokers at all costs. It’s not only because they are just sales teams that sell your move to the highest bidding moving company and then absolve themselves from all responsibility. It’s also because they don’t care about your move or the […]

September 15th, 2013

GPS Can lead Moving Company Drivers Astray

Low bridge strikes as a result of Global Positioning System (GPS) devices in commercial high-profile trucks are on the increase. Trucks are striking overpasses after being led onto roads they should not be on by the GPS devices the drivers are using. The image below shows a Two Men and a Truck moving company vehicle […]

July 28th, 2013

Moving Companies That Engage With The Community

One of the ways in which you can tell a good moving company is if they engage with the community. Here are four examples:

NorthStar Moving in Chatsworth, California are providing free pick-up from 35 collection points in a summer food drive competition to feed hungry children in Los Angeles and Orange Counties. Athol, Massachusetts […]

July 18th, 2013

Moving Company Brokers Get It Wrong Again

One of the big don’ts when researching movers is use a broker. This is because they are not movers they are sales teams that simply sell your move to a moving company for a profit. The image below shows a partial screen shot (taken today) from internet broker Moving.com for White Glove Relocation Services, Aurora, […]

July 3rd, 2013

Moving Company Bills For Truck Breakdown

Here is a informative video from 10News San Diego that includes the story of a downsizing move where half the items were to be moved to the new home and the other half put in storage. The moving truck belonging to One Stop Moving & Storage broke down and the items had to be moved […]