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How to Choose the Right Commercial Mover

Anytime one decides to move their business or office setting to another location, the project can become an arduous task and without the assistance of a professional mover, it might just be impossible to get the job done right. Commercial moving is an involved and lengthy project, subjected to precise planning and flawless execution that many movers are just not up to. It is certainly not something that can be accomplished overnight and definitely not something that can be put off until the last moment if you expect the move to go off without a hitch.

At Tru-Pak Moving Systems, one of North Carolina’s largest moving companies, we have been assisting business owners and managers plan, coordinate, pack, remove, load, deliver, unload, and set up all types of complete business and office settings for over 60 years. We have the experience, knowledge, and capabilities to fulfill any type of commercial moving need. If you are looking for a commercial mover in Hickory, NC we can help guide your moving plan decisions and complete your moving project across town, the state, or the nation with ease.

Below are some of Tru-Pak Moving’s guidelines on finding, interviewing, and securing a legitimate commercial mover for your next project: First of all…..

Look for an IM & DOT License #: 

This important step should be the first thing to look for in a commercial moving company. Having the proper licensing and certifications ensures that the company personnel is well educated and properly trained. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) will assist you in identifying safety ratings and OSS rates, insurance and licensing, and a summary of the carrier’s activities including any accidents and safety violations. This will help you identify poor movers who have violations and will protect you from being played by a moving company scammer in search of a victim.

  • Look for Excellent Referrals and References: Because it isn’t every day that you move your business or office, doing the proper research upfront will be worth the effort. Always search customer references and ask other business associates or work peers about recommending a professional, commercial mover so you can gain some insight on those to choose from and those to stay away from.
  • The Size and Experience of a Commercial Mover and their Equipment: Understand that the size of the commercial moving company you are considering should play a significant role in your choice. Identifying the number of staff members, any uniquely trained commercial personnel, type(s) of equipment available, i.e., trucks, etc. is very important to be capable of handling any size job. This speaks to the quality of service provided and to a large extent shows the growth of the moving company and their experience. Over time, moving companies develop both knowledge and experience with each unique commercial project completed. Also, the trust they put into their employees and the training those employees receive, speaks volumes about their level of service.
  • Having Insurance Policies: Some commercial moving companies are bonded and insured against injury or mishaps that may occur during the job, while some aren’t insured. It is imperative to get this information before you sign up with any moving company and schedule the move. The right commercial moving company will have a concern about the insurance requirements needed to complete the project and will also inform you about the same in detail and in writing.
  • Having Good Communication: Communication through the whole project isn’t something you can ever miss out on. You can never have too much sound communication. The task of commercial moving is far more labor-intensive than a residential move. At Tru-Pak Moving we assign a Commercial Moving Coordinator and a Lead Project Moving Manager to each commercial move we book. A company must be on good terms with their clients, before, in the middle of and after the job is completed and proper communication is foundational.
  • Ask About Specialty Services: Many movers have limited experience in organizing a commercial move, Timing, planning, and thorough execution are paramount to success. Specialty services might include steel case office furniture removal and set up, expert packing and crating of valuable items such as paintings, sculptures, etc. Really any item a commercial business has acquired and needs proper attention when moving.
  • Check for their Follow-up Practices: An expert commercial moving company doesn’t just provide the above services but will also solicit feedback and a review of their progress throughout the move. This is important to keep everyone on track and schedule and eliminate any confusion on progress and meeting deadlines. The last thing any company can afford to experience is employee or work process downtime. Additionally, excellent commercial movers will require a final assessment of the overall value they contributed to the client and a recommendation for their services.

Who is The Best Commercial Moving Company Available in North Carolina?

If you are moving an office or business anywhere in the state or nation, choosing the right commercial moving company partner will be your most important decision. At Tru-Pak Moving Systems we have been servicing Hickory and surrounding communities with expert residential and commercial moving services for over 60 years. We are one of North Carolina’s largest commercial movers and have multiple trucks in our fleet which can handle any size move, large or small. Give us a call today at 1-800-659-1233 for a free moving quote and estimate of services you may require. Tru-Pak Moving Systems is a licensed, bonded, and insured independent agent for United Van Lines.

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