Preparing for your move during Peak Season
When should I first contact moving companies for estimates?
It is recommended to start getting estimates at least 6-8 weeks prior to your potential move day during peak season. Try to decide on your mover of choice 4-5 weeks prior to your move. Give your moving company as much notice as possible; especially if you are moving during the busy season (May 15th to Sept.15th). Call your mover to schedule your pick up date(s) and packing date if needed. If this is a corporate relocation, allow yourself more time to gather estimates to submit to your employer for approval.
How do I select a reputable moving company?
Ask your friends, family members and co-workers if they have any recommendations. Be sure to do your due diligence; check out the companies on the Better Business Bureau www.bbb.org and the Nebraska Public Service Commission www.psc.nebraska.gov to make sure that they are licensed, bonded, and insured.
When is the best time to move?
The busiest time for moving companies is in the summer (Peak Season) from May 15th to Sept. 15th. The end of the month and weekends will have a higher volume of moves.
What is an Estimate/Quote?
In the state of Nebraska all licensed moving companies are required to bill from the time they leave their shops until they return on a local move. Some moving companies may have additional charges and minimum time requirements.
What is a Bill of Lading?
The bill of lading is the receipt for your goods and the contract for the transportation of your goods. Every mover is required to provide a bill of lading per regulations by the NPSC. It is your responsibility to read and understand the bill of lading before you sign it. The bill of lading identifies the mover, specifies the terms and conditions, total charges and the valuation coverage of your shipment and the amount the mover will be liable for in the event of loss or damage to your shipment. The bill of lading is an important document.
For more information or to schedule a move, contact
Black Belt Movers
1900 Center park Rd. Lincoln, NE 68512