All movers are by law required to be licensed by local, State or Federal regulation. Licensing ensures that the movers you hire have met the requirements for conducting a moving business in the locality that you are moving from/to. A licensed mover carries the minimum insurance that the government agency charged with regulating movers deems necessary to protect consumers. In addition, licensed movers must abide by regulations designed to ensure the safety of the public such as having equipment in good working order, having qualified drivers, agreeing to abide by dispute resolution provisions, etc.
If you hire an unlicensed mover, you may not be sufficiently covered if your stuff goes missing or is held hostage. State governments are starting to take a stronger stance on the issue and are fining and even arresting illegal movers.
Public Service Commission Fines Illegal Movers
Atlanta, (August 18, 2009) – The Georgia Public Service Commission (Commission) today unanimously levied a total of $10,000 in fines against two household goods movers found to be operating illegally in Georgia. The Commission also revoked the interim operating authority of another mover and denied the application of a fourth for intrastate authority to operate in Georgia.
The Commission action included:
“The Georgia Public Service Commission continues to take action against ‘rogue movers’ who violate Georgia laws and Commission rules. We will protect consumers from unscrupulous movers who are uninsured and unlicensed,” said Commission Chairman Doug Everett.
In the past year, the Commission has levied more than $181,000 in fines against illegal movers.
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