Does a Moving Company Need An Arbitration Program?
- Arbitration is Legally Required By the USDOT
- What is the Process of Arbitration?
- Can a Mover Be At Risk Without Arbitration?
- Why Choose Moving Authority?
- Moving Season is Among Us
- Importance of Being Compliant with the Law
- Moving Authority
1. Arbitration Legally Required by the USDOT
Yes, arbitration is a requirement for all moving companies before they begin their moving business. Movers must have an active movers arbitration in their individual DOT classification. Your company's arbitration certificate must be placed on the wall in plain view at your company's corporate headquarters and the arbitration program must be renewed every year.
The administrative costs required to provide arbitration is very low when arbitration is purchased through Moving Authority.
2. What is the Process of Arbitration?
An Arbitration process became a part of the requirements set forth by the US DOT. Information about household goods arbitration for damaged furniture must be placed in the body of moving contract forms allowing consumers and/or shippers to contact their arbitrator parties directly if their claim is not fulfilled to their standards.
When a customer thinks his or her items have been damaged by a moving company, they can file a dispute with the company through arbitration.
An Arbitrator will take into account the argument of both parties and make a decision on who owes who money. It should be noted that when the arbitrator makes the final decision, it cannot be changed. It is rare to see a decision through arbitration disputed.
You need to request this so that processing can begin and fees can be collected. Processing can take a couple of weeks.
3. Can a Mover Be At Risk Without Arbitration?
Operating your moving company without Arbitration in place is a common violation that inexperienced movers receive when they are audited or inspected. The law requires Arbitration if you are transporting household goods over state lines.
The US DOT made this a requirement so that the US court systems would decrease their cases with moving companies. Arbitration also protects the moving company and gives it an option before having to go to court. Most judges know about this law and can often dismiss cases due to the fact that the consumer was not allowed the use of the option of the information of the arbitration before going to court.
4. Why Choose Moving Authority?
Using Moving Authority for your moving arbitration program will allow you to stay up to date and you will receive annual notifications about your renewal so you are always in compliance. Ask us about monthly specials and deals on combined products for your moving company. Receive help from one of our staff so your company can be both profitable and compliant with all the laws.
We have consistently held up the title of one of the best arbitration certification program in the United States. With this title comes a lot of responsibility toward our customers. We hold arbitrator training programs for all of our new employees. This is one of the ways we ensure quality service for each case we handle. If you would like to know more, watch our video about the arbitration program we provide.
5. Moving Season is Among UsThe summer moving season is about to heat up in the next few weeks.Forall ofthe moving companies and potential moving companies out there this means a boom in business from May-September.
On average, 1.6 million Americans uproot their homes and move state to state, making this nation look like a giant game of musical chairs. Moving Authority offers services for Moving Companies such as custom Tariffs and Arbitration. This way you and your company can have one less thing to worry about.