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Is Your Mover Legit?

September 1st, 2017 3:33 pm by

Is Your Mover Legit?

The moving industry is plagued by fly-by-night “moving companies”. Majority of the moving horror stories you hear in the news or from friends have to do with these rogue movers. There are a number of steps that you can take to ensure that your mover is legit.

1. Check With The BBB

The best resource for ensuring you have hired a reputable professional moving company is to check with the Better Business Bureau. Most legitimate moving companies will be accredited by the BBB, and the ones with a good reputation will have a good rating. Highland Moving & Storage has been a member of the BBB since 1993 and holds an A+ rating.

2. Check With CAM (Canadian Association of Movers)

CAM is Canada’s trade association representing moving and storage companies. CAM members include movers and relocation companies, van lines, international movers both in Canada and overseas, suppliers to the industry and trade associations in other countries. CAM’s purpose is to further the interests of owner-managed moving and storage companies, by assisting consumers to access credible, professional moving services. Highland Moving & Storage is a long time member of CAM.

3. Affiliations

The partners and organizations that your mover is affiliated with is often a big tell if they are legitimate or not. Are they a member of a large van line? Are they partnered with other reputable companies? Highland Moving & Storage is a long time member of United Van Lines (Canada) Ltd., and their largest agent in Alberta. We are also partnered with many reputable organizations that enrich our customer’s moving experience.

4. Insured

Ask your mover if they are insured and what their policy is for insuring your belongings. If they cannot give you a straight up answer or a written policy, they are probably not insured and not legit. Please click here to view details on Highland’s valuation options.