This may seem like a long list, but believe me, in this industry it’s necessary. Movers are required by the Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT) to adhere to certain standards. Moving companies must have a certificate of authority from ODOT to move household goods. Moving companies must prove that they:
- Are insured and operate safe vehicles
- Have a service that will not damage existing roads and highways
- Submit their rates through ODOT for approval
If you come across a company that is hesitant to give you some of these answers, or they are unable to provide you with a certificate of authority, steer clear. You may be dealing with a rogue mover, and if they cannot be trusted to complete the requirements to be a legitimate mover, then they cannot be expected to care for you during your move.