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FMCSA kicks off National Moving Month in Texas

Yesterday, I joined the Texas Department of Motor Vehicles, the Southwest Movers Association, the American Moving and Storage Association and the Better Business Bureau to kick off National Moving Month in Austin.

In 2014, more than 35 million Americans will move, and the month of May marks the start of the prime moving season. This is the time when many families and individuals think about what moving company to hire, and our job is to ensure that it will be a productive and safe one. With our focus on safety and consumer protection, we are working to enforce rules and educate consumers on how to protect themselves against moving fraud. Last year, FMCSA received more than 3,100 consumer complaints – many of these were against “rogue” movers who take advantage of consumers.

Photo of Anne Ferro at Protect Your Move kick-off

FMCSA’s Moving Fraud Task Force Shuts Down Five Companies in One Week

Investigators suspend web of related movers in Florida and South Carolina

WASHINGTON - The Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) announced today that its Moving Fraud Task Force has shut down five household goods moving companies in Florida, South Carolina and Maryland for holding customer shipments hostage and failing to turn over records related to their investigations.

FMCSA Protects Consumers from Moving Fraud; Shuts Down Five Companies in One Week

Partnerships, investigations leading to worry-free moves

This year alone, more than 35 million Americans will move.  At the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), we're working to ensure that families and their household possessions are protected during every one of those moves. 

Too often, families on the move are preyed upon by unscrupulous carriers.  Too often, they are overcharged when shipping their possessions to a new home. Too often, their treasured memories are held hostage until a high ransom is paid.

That’s why, at FMCSA, we’re cracking down against deceitful companies...