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Don’t get fooled, know your rate
All long distance moving rates have been standardized.
The USMPO has developed a centralized database of standardized rates in efforts to provide consumers price transparency and assistance in determining the true cost of the loading, handling, and transportation of your items.
Moving rates are standardized at the state level and are formulated using an average of labor wages, fuel costs, state taxes, market demand, and tolls specific to the route. Although an individual company’s rate can be higher due to their availability and additional services provided, the rate should never be lower than the base rate.
Companies deviating from the standardized USMPO rates have been confirmed to be engaging in unscrupulous business practices. Any quotes or binding estimates with rates lower than the ones listed on our database are more than likely unethical sales tactics to lure customer into signing an agreement. These estimates are subject to change on the day of the move to make up for the difference of the rate.
Although we have centralized this database of rates for consumer transparency, it is the customers responsibility to do their due diligence before making a selection.
In today’s environment of price competition, the current scamming and unethical practices will continue unless there are mechanisms for the consumer to force the mover to stick to his price bid. Those mechanisms are having a service agreement with a USMPO approved rate and having an accurate inventory, itemized in writing, expressed in cubic feet.
If you have already signed into an agreement with a rate below the standard, it’s not too late. Keep in mind that if your move has not yet been serviced, your bank can protect you as well. Consumers need to fight back. If you feel that you have been a victim of moving fraud, feel free to send us a message at email@example.com. Your feedback allows us to update the FMCSA database.
General Functions for Consumers and Shippers of HHG
The United States Moving Protection Organization (USMPO) is a regulatory organization that serves and protects consumers transporting household goods across state lines. Their efforts are carried out by standardizing transportation rates, regulating carriers, and coordinating the relocation process.
It is encouraged to Register your move with the USMPO to access resources to streamline your relocation process.
You can now post, register, and reserve your move through the USMPO’s carrier database.
Sync your tracking number to our database.
Protect yourself from loss.
have the authority of the USMPO as your watchdog.
Audit an existing estimate for red flags.
– carrier must give you a tracking number for your shipment
– make sure you sign an agreement, not a quote/estimate
Request a USMPO field officer to coordinate your move
-general move day assistance
-on-site CMV safety assessment
-fair payment distribution between shipper and service provider
Find a USMPO carrier on route to your destination state.
-search our database to find loads with available space headed to your destination
-save money on convenient routes
-insure faster deliveries so your belongings are not held in warehouse