The question that may be running through your mind right now is: “What is a USDOT number and what does it have to do with my moving company?” The laws and regulations surrounding the moving industry can be complex, but one thing is for sure: if your movers are relocating you across state lines, they need to be recognized by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) and have a United States Department of Transportation (USDOT) number.
The United States Department of Transportation (USDOT)
If your moving company has a USDOT number, it’s one sign that you’re doing business with professional movers. For the first 18 months, a mover is registered with FMCSA, they’re given a sort of “trial period” and have to maintain good roadside safety for 18 months. After the first 18 months of registration is complete with all safety standards met, movers can earn permanent registration.
A USDOT number may sound like a formality, but it’s one more qualification that shows you have Port St. Lucie moving professionals who will be able to safely transport and protect your belongings. In addition to the essential USDOT number, be sure to look for BBB-accreditation (visit BBB.org for more information) and membership in a professional moving organization such as the American Moving & Storage Association.
The dedicated team at DeVries Family Moving can provide you with the quality service you deserve. We are a BBB-accredited business with an A+ rating, a ProMover with the American Moving & Storage Association, and are fully certified for interstate moves. If you haven’t looked through our website, we also provide the highest quality residential, commercial, and international moving services. Along with those services, we are capable of all types of specialty moves and provide both storage and packing solutions to all of our customers. Contact us today at (772) 873-7088 or fill out our quick and easy quote form for your free estimate and begin your simplest, most stress-free relocation ever!