New Law Protects Consumers From Unscrupulous Moving Companies

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It's concerning to us that rogue companies continue to take advantage of consumers who are not fully informed

As if moving weren’t enough of a huge headache, some movers can cost more than inconvenience: they can cost one everything they own. The website wants to help those moving to avoid this by spreading knowledge of new legislation signed into law that will begin in October by President Obama. The Transportation Department will now have the authority to offer assistance to consumers with items being held illegally by unscrupulous moving companies. These companies can be fined as much as $10,000 a day for this unethical and illegal practice. Moreover, by October 2014, moving companies will be required to pass tests on the subjects of estimation for moving services and consumer protection.

The process starts with finding an out of state moving company with a reputation for outstanding customer service and a reputation for getting things moved with ease and convenience. For instance, the website provides users with quotes from the best in the industry, to ensure that their users don’t run into issues where their belongings are being held illegally. This also extends to vehicles, with A1AutoTransport, Inc. providing solid auto transport services to move cars from one point to the next without incident.

Choosing the wrong company, however, can end up with a lot of stress and hassle that is not only time consuming to resolve, but can be costly in the end. According to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, there were close to 3,000 complaints filed in 2011 alone, which is up 17 percent from the previous year. FMCSA head Anne Ferro told USA Today: "It's concerning to us that rogue companies continue to take advantage of consumers who are not fully informed. Our top priority is making sure consumers are made whole." encourages consumers to always be informed and knowledgeable about what a moving company can and cannot do under law. Taking the time to find out what the reputation of a moving company is and the level of customer service they offer is also key, which is why makes efforts to work only with those that have a deserving reputation of excellence in the industry. The same measures are taken on behalf of A-1 Auto Transport, because a car is among one of the biggest and most expensive assets one can have.

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