Are Moving Companies Licensed and Insured? How Can I Find Their USDOT Number and State License Number?
A moving company’s license indicates its professionalism and compliance with federal and industry regulations. Hiring a licensed and insured moving company is crucial. The moving company should display their licenses on their website.
All US state governments require local movers to carry a state moving license to offer, complete, and execute local moves. In New York, moving companies must obtain a license from the New York Department of Transportation (NY DOT) to operate legally. To complete long-distance moves, the federal government requires moving companies to operate under a United States Department of Transportation (USDOT) license.
Many companies are interstate agents of a national or international van line, such as Bekins Van Lines, which has hundreds of agents nationwide. If a moving company partners with a van line, they can operate under their van line’s USDOT license. If you cannot find the company’s USDOT number, you can always check the Federal Movers Database Lookup.
Triangle Movers is fully licensed, operating under Bekins’ USDOT license number 2256609 and our New York State DOT license number 33402. Thanks to the dedication of our professional movers, also a Certified ProMover by the American Trucking Association: Moving & Storage Conference. Plus, we carry comprehensive insurance, including general liability and worker’s comp, to ensure everyone’s safety.