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Make the right move during Moving Month in May

 

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MAKE THE RIGHT MOVE DURING MOVING MONTH IN MAY

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Let BBB Help With the Heavy Lifting

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Anchorage, Alaska – May 1, 2013 – As thousands of Alaskans make the move to new homes in spring and summer, Better Business Bureau wants to help with the heavy lifting.

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“Movers should handle property carefully, stick to schedules and honor initial quotes,” says Michelle Tabler, Alaska Regional Manager for BBB serving Alaska, Oregon and Western Washington. “A bit of upfront research can prevent consumers from getting boxed into a bad situation.” 

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May marks National Moving Month so BBB weighs in on how to locate reliable moving companies.

-        Confirm that intrastate movers are properly registered with the Alaska Division of Measurement Standards & Commercial Vehicle Enforcement. State regulations may vary. 

-         Review the U.S. Department of Transportation Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s requirements at protectyourmove.gov. All interstate movers should have motor carrier numbers and verifiable registrations.

-         Research BBB Business Reviews at bbb.org and use BBB’s Accredited Business Directory. Explore company track records and complaint resolutions.

-         Look for mover certifications through the American Moving and Storage Association or AMSA at moving.org. Locally, check with the Alaska Movers Association.

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 “Movers” landed on BBB serving Alaska, Oregon and Western Washington’s top 20 most-inquired-about industries list in 2012. Companies within the category received 42,264 inquiries within the last 12 months—which makes up 40 percent of all inquiries within the last 36 months. Make it a smooth move; visit bbb.org for more tips.

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Better Business Bureau serving Alaska, Oregon and Western Washington: BBB’s mission is to advance marketplace trust. BBB is a neutral not-for-profit organization that helps consumers find businesses, brands and charities they can trust. For more information on ethical business standards, BBB Accreditation, BBB Business Reviews, Charity Reviews, complaints, events and anti-fraud tips, contact BBB or visit bbb.org.

 



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