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Is Your Moving Company Licensed & Insured?

Is Your Moving Company Licensed & Insured?

According to U.S News & World Report, New Jersey saw a high percentage of outbound moves throughout the pandemic. And while it might be tempting to hire five guys and a van from a flyer or ad, you should always check to see if a moving company is licensed and insured.


How to Check

New Jersey requires all movers to be licensed by the Division of Consumer Affairs. NJ law provides standards by which all moving companies must comply, including minimum insurance coverage, fitness standards, uniform contract requirements, and claims procedures. These regulations help protect the public.

Additionally, all licensed moving companies have mandatory registration of a USDOT number for interstate moves. An interstate USDOT number is a unique identifier that allows the government to monitor its activity and access its compliance, inspections, audits, and crash investigations. This makes it easy for you to check relevant information on the professional moving company you intend to hire.

Fast Moving is Not Your Standard Moving Company

Reputable operations will happily supply both numbers on request. Be cautious if they are not willing to share this information.


You can call the NJ DOT or the New Jersey Warehouse & Movers Association (NJWMA) to obtain updated details about the company you are considering. They can confirm whether or not they are licensed and insured and advise if there are any complaints or unresolved issues against the mover.

Professional licensed moving companies should have a solid record and excellent customer reviews on sites like Yelp, Google, Facebook, and their respective websites. You can also check the Better Business Bureau to see if there have been complaints about conduct or operations.


FAST MOVING COMPANY is an authorized interstate agent for Bekins Van Lines, Inc.
​​USDOT #: 2256609, 501800 • MC #: 770031, 257678 • NJ PC #: 608

Fast Moving Company · 349 Blau Rd
Hackettstown · NJ 07840

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