Moving cross country, I hired what I thought was a reputable mover. I thought I did my research, but I was mistaken.

Several months before my move, I called the company and asked the representative to visit my house and provide a written estimate. The estimate process went well and the representative was extremely nice. The move, however, did go quite so smoothly. The driver arrived late and appeared hung over. Because I had such a good experience with the representative, I continued with the move. This is where the trouble started.

The driver was cranky and took no care in loading my possessions. I remember looking into the trailer and noticing that it appeared my stacked moving boxes were leaning quite significantly. I thought it was my imagination. I kept thinking I was using a reputable company and everything would work out fine.

When we arrived in the new home, the driver was a day late in arriving with our shipment. I started to worry, but soon realized I was at the driver’s mercy. When the driver arrived, I quickly realized some of my possessions didn’t weather the move too well. Piece after piece came off damaged. I spent more time running behind the movers trying to figure out how bad the damage was. I filed a complaint and received some money for the damaged, but unfortunately, didn’t notice all the damage and there was nothing I could do after the fact.

Turns out I was missing several boxes. I didn’t inventory the incoming boxes very well. I also discovered months after the move that the driver had put sugar in the gas tanks of two motorcycles they transported for me. I notified the company of the problem, but was only informed that too much time passed and I had no real proof. The time and money spend fixing the problem was only compounded by the fact that there was nothing I could do about it.

Tylor Crestin
Tylor Crestin is writing about the moving industry since 2006. The initial idea behind MovingSham.com was to expose the bad moving companies and make sure consumers do the right choice. This was provoked because of the awful moving experience Tylor had back then.
Now in 2018, MovingSham has become the moving industry blog it is today. Tylor is not as active as he used to be, but he is still publishing stories on hot topics in the moving industry.