Some ways you can find out about the company you are considering:
Personal Reference -
The best way to know the company you are dealing with is to
find someone you know that has used them in the past.
Unfortunately, that is often not possible.
Better Business Bureau -
There is some controversy on how effective the BBB is on reporting bad
companies, but a search for a company on their site will show how many
complaints they receive. The Better Business Bureau search form is here.
See What People On The Internet
Are Saying - Below is a specialized search for consumer
sites dealing with moving companies. Like anything posted on
the internet, the comments made about a company should be taken with a
large grain of salt as anybody can post anything they like, true or
not. However, it will help you to find if a company has a lot
of complaints and what kind of complaints they have.
Check The Mover's License
- All movers in New Jersey are required to be licensed. You
are taking a large risk if you move with an unlicensed company.
movers in New Jersey fall under the Regulated Business
Section in the Office of Consumer Protection in the NJ Division of
Consumer Affairs. You may check the status of any NJ
public mover license by going to their site here,
selecting 'Public Movers and
Warehousemen' under 'Type of Licensee' and typing the name of the
company in the 'First Name' field.
Check For Membership In
Associations - The American
Moving & Storage
Association (AMSA) is the premier national trade association
The New Jersey Movers and
Warehousemen's Association (NJWMA) is the trade association
movers specifically in New Jersey. You may check to see if a
company is a member by typing in their name below.