How to Research Your Mover

Bulldog Movers opened their doors in 1982. Since then, we have been striving to always be the best. We believe it is important for you to know that your mover can be trusted. The links below provide a lot of ways for you to validate that the mover you have chosen meets all of the guidelines required by the State and Federal Governments. In addition to government requirements, what else is your moving company doing to ensure that they are getting the proper training and certification to do the BEST job for you. The links below provide a lot of answers to these concerns.

The American Moving and Storage Association (AMSA) is an organization for moving companies. The association was established in 1936 and focuses on the training and
certification of moving companies to obtain ProMover status. Each ProMover certified moving company has a Carrier number that can be entered on their website to validate that they are an authorized ProMover. Bulldog Movers carrier number is 469637. Click here to visit the AMSA website.

The Georgia Movers Association (GaMA) is a trade association representing over 150 member movers within the State of Georgia who move both residential and commercial both local and long distance. In order for a moving company to become a member of GaMA a Code of Ethics must be observed. Member companies must be committed to providing professional, reliable, and safe services at fair and reasonable prices to the Georgia moving public. Visit the GaMA website here. 

Call the Georgia Department of Motor Vehicle Safety Commercial Vehicle Section at (678) 413-8575 and verify your mover’s license. The law requires that movers be licensed by the GADMVS and that the movers GADMVS certificate number is a legitimate one. You can also check to see if there are any complaints outstanding that your mover has not resolved.

The US DOT has information on all moving companies that are legitimate holders of US DOT numbers. Ask your movers for their USDOT number and then click here to validate that number or search by company name. A Company Snapshot will be provided which tells you things like what the moving company is authorized to do, how they have fared during inspections, and any accidents that they have had. You can also view insurance information on your moving company.

Check the Better Business Bureau (BBB) to ensure that your movers are accredited. The moving companies BBB rating can tell you a lot about whether or not you want to trust them with the move of your treasured possessions. Click here to go to the BBB website.

In the state of Georgia all licensed movers are governed by the Georgia Department of Public Safety (GDPS). Click here to go to the GDPS website and verify the mover you have chosen is operating legally in the state of Georgia. Click here to view the GDPS moving guide for more helpful information on what you can expect during a move with a legal moving company.

The International Office Moving Institute (IOMI) provides moving companies across America with training and certification to prepare them to move offices. The Certified Mover status is obtained by moving companies once they complete the training and undergo testing to ensure compliance to the training they received. Click here to see a list of IOMI Certified Movers by state.

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