What is better than finding an affordable mover with a truck? How about finding Three Men and a Truck? When you begin your pursuit for the perfect professional moving company, it can seem like a daunting process. Interviewing, getting quotes, and searching reviews can seem like overkill for a moving company, but you only want the best when it comes to your belongings. Three Men and a Truck understand that. We offer total transparency and competitive pricing on all our moving and full-service packages.
What should I look for in a moving company?
The moving industry is not a new industry. As long as there have been items to move, there have been people to do it. The industry has evolved over time to accommodate the needs of the public and their expectations.
When you begin your search for the right moving company for you, there are some basic requirements that you should consider before taking the plunge. Being educated in your search for a professional moving company is your number one tool.
Don’t automatically dismiss a company because they have only been in operation for a short time. Sometimes experienced employees will branch out from their origin moving business to open their own. Granted, it may be easier to just go with a company that has over 20 years of experience moving and relocating families. You can’t dismiss new and local businesses.
The more experience a moving company has, the higher their reviews should be. Their knowledge should surpass those other companies that are in the area. You want a moving company that has had little to no insurance claims due to damage to the client’s property. You also want to choose a business that has a good reputation.
Licensing, Insurance, and Associations
If a moving company is legitimate and professional, they should have the required license to operate a moving business. On their company website or even if you ask over the phone, the company should be able to supply their Department of Transportation licensing and insurance information.
If you still question a company, you can ask them for a copy of their insurance information and see if they are a part of the Better Business Bureau. You can expect that if a company has a Better Business Bureau rating, they are legitimate.
Find out if the moving company you are looking into is a part of a national moving association. There are multiple types of associations that a mover can be a part of. One example is the American Moving and Storage Association. Associations like this are an added guarantee that the company you are looking into is legitimate.
When discussing a move with a potential moving company, finding out their service area should be high on your priority list. If a moving company does not service the area you are moving to or from, you are wasting your time vetting them.
If you are looking at a professional moving company that does local, interstate, and long-distance moves, you should not have to worry that they do not cover the area you need. Most full-service companies will be able to accommodate your needs.
One of the most significant indicators of a moving company’s service is by word of mouth. Don’t just rely on the company’s website for moderated comments on their service. Look for outside review sites that can give you an insight into how the company operates. On company moderated reviews, the company can skew their satisfaction average by deleting negative reviews. Using a review site like Yelp can show you both the good, the bad, and the ugly of the company you are looking into.
Look into Equipment
Sometimes moving companies will be a part of a larger franchise. These smaller franchises often share equipment with others in their network. If this is the case with the moving company you are looking into, make sure that they will have access to all of the equipment they will need on the day of your move.
Independent moving companies, like Three Men and a Truck, do not share their fleet or their equipment with anyone. This can help guarantee that when it comes to your move, they will have the equipment necessary to complete the move without having to wait for it from somewhere else.
Don’t Choose the Best, Choose What is Best For You
Chances are, in all of the research that you do, you will classify the moving professionals that you go with as the best, which means they are the best for you, not necessarily the company with the most popular opinion. Looking at their ratings and how the company fulfills all of the items on your checklist will help you determine who is the best company to go with.
You will need to decide if you want to utilize a full-service moving option when getting your quotes from the companies you are looking into. Using a full-service company can make your move go smoothly with very little hands-on for you.
Three Men and a Truck
If you are looking for a one-stop full-service moving option, Three Men and a Truck have solutions to make your move less stressful. When you need a mover with a truck, Three Men and a Truck have the fleet and crew available and at competitive pricing. Total transparency means that there are no hidden fees in the amount you will pay for your move. Some companies will give you one price for a quote but tack on unexpected fees once the move is completed, Three Men and a Truck won’t do that. All of our fees and pricing will be explained when you get a quote from our experienced moving specialists.
With over 20 years of experience in the moving industry and a crew that can handle all of the little obstacles a relocation can throw your way, Three Men and a Truck has the solution you have been looking for.