I have been doing some checking, and came across a website called emove. It looks like I can hire someone to drive the truck there. They can also help me load it up.
Do any of you recommend this service? Are these contractors reliable?
Why don't you look into going with Broadway Express www.broadwayexpress.net or ABF www.upack.com - they'll do the driving and you'd do the loading/unloading at each end. With Broadway Express, you can even ship a vehicle with it.
Arranging for someone to provide this service "under the table" might expose you to any applicable fines and penalties if you or your "driver" are discovered. The worse case scenario would be where the person driving the truck was involved in a major accident involving a fatality. No insurance would cover your personal liability.
I do not know if these companies are licesned to interstate moves or not. How could I find out?
You will need to find out their DOT# or MC#
I think it is unlikely that those emove companies are licensed for interstate moves (or even intrastate moves) and in my opinion it would be safer for you to drive the rental truck yourself and have someone you hire drive your car, or, get one of the auto transporters that we endorse to give you a quote on hauling it.
Entity Type: Carrier
Out of Service (Interstate Only): No Out of Service Date: None
Legal Name: PATT'S MOVING CENTER LLC
Physical Address: 17719 STORAGE RD SUITE A
OMAHA, NE 68136
Phone: (402) 895-7288
Mailing Address: 17719 STORAGE RD SUITE A
OMAHA, NE 68136
USDOT Number: 1532580 State Carrier ID Number:
MC or MX Number: 570964
DUNS Number: --
Power Units: 2 Drivers: 2
MCS-150 Form Date: 11/25/2007 MCS-150 Mileage (Year):
X Auth. For Hire
Exempt For Hire
Priv. Pass. (Business)
Intrastate Only (HM)
Intrastate Only (Non-HM)
X Household Goods
Metal: sheets, coils, rolls
Logs, Poles, Beams, Lumber
Machinery, Large Objects
Grain, Feed, Hay
Commodities Dry Bulk
ID/Operations | Inspections/Crashes | Safety Rating | Insurance
Inspection results for 24 months prior to: 03/18/2008
Total inspections: 8
Note: Total inspections may be less than the sum of vehicle, driver, and hazmat inspections. Go to Inspections Help for further information.
Inspection Type Vehicle Driver Hazmat
Inspections 4 8 0
Out of Service 0 0 0
Out of Service % 0% 0% 0%
Nat'l Average %
(2005-2006) 23.14% 6.80% 5.39%
Crashes reported to FMCSA by states for 24 months prior to: 03/18/2008
Type Fatal Injury Tow Total
Crashes 0 0 0 0
If cost is the concern, you can enter a carrier's name in the FMCSA's SAFER http://www.safersys.org/CompanySnapshot.aspx or Protect Your Move http://ai.volpe.dot.gov/hhg/search.asp databases to check their applicable authorities and insurance.
If visibility and tracking is the issue, most of the major approved HHG carriers have some type of GPS system to record the history and location of their vehicles.
Where did you see its 200 good reviews?
I think people have posted here that it is not legal for moving companies to drive rental trucks like U-Haul trucks unless their name is on the truck, even if it has to be written on a piece of cardboard and stuck on the door. I am not sure about this. Maybe Rick will comment.
Is that good or bad?
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