The United States Department of Transportation requires that every household goods interstate moving company publish a tariff. The tariff will contain the rules, policies, and rates that the moving company charges its customers. Failing to publish a tariff can result in severe fines and violations. For more blog entries on household goods transportation issues, click […]
Are you a moving company that transports household goods across state lines? If the answer is yes, then you must publish a tariff. The law that details household goods tariff publishing requirements is found in “49 CFR 1310.” Failing to publish a tariff can result in severe fines and penalties on the moving company. Create
Recommendations and Requirements for Interstate Household Goods Moving Companies (From a Legal Perspective)
I often get asked by my moving company clients what they must do in order to comply with federal interstate household goods regulations, and beyond that, they ask me what they should do in order to protect themselves against liability. This post will explain, on a general level, some of the more common questions that
Interstate household goods moving companies are required to publish a tariff. The tariff must be kept at the movers office and be available for inspection upon request should the FMCSA or a customer want to see it. Among other things, a household goods tariff will include the rates that a moving company changes their customers.
Moving can be a stressful experience. If you’ve ever had to move across state lines and hired a household goods moving company to assist you, that moving company must be licensed by the USDOT’s FMCSA (Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration). The FMCSA publishes public-service brochures to help the public learn about the industry. The public