Is your relocation considered an interstate move?  Do you know how to tell or why you should care?

When you move, if your belongings cross state lines, it's an interstate move.  That's the simple definition though there are a number of scenarios that classify a move as interstate.  They're all outlined by the governing agency - the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration.

A special set of rules and regulations guide your mover and provide you protection during an interstate move; protections and requirements that don't exist for an instate move.  They include requirements that the mover:

  1. Have specific license assigned by the Department of Transportation to complete interstate moves
  2. Inform you – in writing - of your rights and responsibilities using specific language or a document developed by the Federal government
  3. Provide you with an outline of their arbitration program
  4. Specific information about their tariff for the estimate of charges
  5. Provide a written summary of their complaint and inquiry process

The details of your rights and responsibilities for an interstate move are outlined in the government publication Ready To Move.  Do your homework and research your mover before you sign any contract for an interstate move.

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