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Commercial Moving Companies Washington DC

Know What Paperwork You Are Guaranteed from Movers Commercial Moving Companies Washington DC

While it can be incredibly convenient to pay commercial moving companies in Washington DC to handle the transportation of your possessions, there is also the risk of something going wrong. There are some cases involving fraud with moving companies. Getting the proper paperwork makes it easier to avoid being taken advantage of.

Luckily, there are strict laws governing Washington DC commercial moving companies, which are regulated and enforced by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) and the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT). These regulations do actually require moving companies Washington DC offers to provide you with certain paperwork at certain times.

If you do not receive this paperwork, the best case scenario is that the Washington DC commercial moving company is simply irresponsible. The worst case scenario is that you are being defrauded. In either case, you should report them to the Department of Transportation.

What Is Required Prior to Work Being Done

Did you know that there are several documents that all commercial moving companies are required to provide to you before they even have your business? Before you sign anything and before you have agreed to pay for their services, you are required to receive four documents:

  • An estimate for the cost of services
  • A copy of, “Your Rights and Responsibilities When You Move”
  • Information about a neutral dispute settlement or an arbitration program
  • The telephone number for the mover

If you do not receive all four of these documents, the mover may be trying to keep you in the dark. “Your Rights and Responsibilities When You Move” is a publication by the Department of Transportation and it goes into deeper details about your legal rights. Additionally, there are several types of price estimates. Washington DC commercial moving companies are not required to charge you for the amount on the estimate unless it is a binding estimate, which must be clearly stated.

What Is Required When Work Begins

At the time the driver shows up at your place and gets ready to start moving your stuff, you are required to receive:

  • A bill of lading
  • An order for service (if requested)

The bill of lading is your contract, and it must be signed by both you and the mover. Once this is done, you are legally required to pay the amount on the bill of lading and the mover is legally required to perform all services listed on the document. When the work has been completed, movers are required to provide you with another copy of the bill of lading, which now should indicate that all the services have been completed.

If you would like to work with one of the top-notch commercial moving companies Washington DC residents recommend, contact Suburban Solutions today.



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  • I hate moving. Dread it. Don't like it. Run from it. My wife and I moved our family of four from Philly to the suburbs in mid-August 2021. It was difficult to hire movers. Suburban Solutions was the fourth company I called and they had availability. So I booked them. I was... read more

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    5 star ratingVery pleased with the business I had with Suburban Solutions. Brian was very pleasant and accommodating with setting everything up. Nick and Eric, the movers, we're amazing. Very efficient and pleasant to work with. I will use them again. Highly recommend!

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    5 star ratingSuburban did an outstanding job with a recent pickup and delivery of antique furniture to our house, including moving existing furniture to make room. Communication with the manager about setting up the move was very good, and the crew was careful, efficient, and responsive to all our directions. I will definitely use them again.

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    Mark T.

    The entire process, from requesting a quote to the actual move, was so easy and professional, thanks to Suburban Solutions' wonderful customer service, sales team, and moving crew. The crew, managed by “Q”, was so professional, efficient, and thoughtful of my personal items, and I can’t thank them enough for their service. They eased my stress and anxiety about... read more

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  • This is my second move with Suburban Solutions and I can't say enough good things about them as a company. They communicated prior to the move and had me set up for success.

    On the day of the move, there were text alerts prior to my teams arrival that kept me in the loop. My movers Chuck and Ashford arrived on...
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    Kelly G.

    We used both packing and moving service from South Philadelphia (Point Breeze) to Wallingford, PA. We were really happy with the guys, all of whom were respectful to us and courteous with our things. My wife was especially impressed by how vocal the younger team members were about wanting to learn the right way to do things. Everyone involved... read more

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    JP F.

    All my questions and concerns were answered/addressed in a timely manner. They provided me with useful tips concerning packing and so forth. Driver and movers were super professional, friendly, extremely helpful. I highly recommend them!

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    Leonel J.

    Can't say enough about this company. Our crew of Vez (spelling might be wrong there), Mike and Mikey were top notch. They were prompt, careful, friendly, and efficient with the move. I've never had close to this pleasant of an experience with movers before, and I'll never use another moving company again. Will absolutely recommend to my friends and family,... read more

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    James M.
  • 5 star ratingI've used Suburban Solutions for moving twice so far. First time was April 2020, and they were so professional and friendly helping me move right as the pandemic was getting really bad. Very clean, very efficient, and incredibly friendly! I loved chatting with these guys and they were cracking jokes the entire time. Genuinely felt like they were enjoying their... read more

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    Julie D.

    Excellent movers. Wrapped everything in packing blankets and shrink wrap. Efficient, professional, careful with our belongings. Highly recommend this company. Team worked well together.

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    Cynthia M.

    5 star ratingSuburban Solutions was very well organized, responsive and professional. I moved a 5 bedroom house into two storage units. The moving team were respectful, good natured and worked quickly but carefully. A special thanks to Cory, Daren, Fred, Mike P, Mike A, Shane, Isaiah, Lemar and another Mike P!

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    sue ann m.

    5 star ratingProfessional movers and easy to book!!

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    Matt B.
  • 5 star ratingChuck, Kurt, Darryl and the team did a great job packing and moving our house. We had a difficult move with a lot of stairs. But they moved our furniture seamlessly, leaving no marks on the floors or walls. Boxes were well packed and nothing got broken. They were on time, on budget, really nice and easy to work... read more

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    Alissa D.

    The whole crew was totally professional. They were their on-time and ready to load and unload at both locations. The crew of three handled my furniture and personal belongings with care and were the most instrumental part of making my new place feel like home. I recommend this company to others, and I would definitely hire this company for... read more

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    DeVar T.

    ****UPDATE- we realized we had a glass standing lamp cracked and damaged later. It’s been pulling teeth getting a hold of the company for any pay back (I’m talking weeks). And even when I finally did get a hold of them- they still haven’t paid. Given their policy, it’s not much money but it’s in the principle at this point.... read more

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    L H.

    5 star ratingThese guys work fast, efficiently, and carefully. The pricing is incredibly reasonable. I will move with them again.

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