RoadRunner moving for CA to MT

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borcheski
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RoadRunner moving for CA to MT

Postby borcheski » Sat Jul 07, 2018 5:15 pm

Hello,

We are looking to hire a moving company for our move from CA to MT. We have a few quotes from carriers and are considering going with RoadRunner based out of Hayward, CA.

I am wondering if anyone has had experience with this company and would be willing to share.

Thanks in advance.
-Nick

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Jeff.Walker
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Re: RoadRunner moving for CA to MT

Postby Jeff.Walker » Mon Jul 16, 2018 7:59 am

Hi Borcheski,
Roadrunner is a great moving company, but they're based out of Avon MA, no CA. If you're working with another company with this name, I'd recommend great caution. There has been at least one company claiming to be Roadrunner Moving, but based in a different location and has a much worse reputation.

There are several companies on our endorsed list (left) that can help you with your move. Joyce, Andy's and Meathead all are based out of California. Meathead Movers were trying to establish an interstate presence, but not sure if they have as of yet, but definitely worth a try.


Get three quotes and come back when you have more questions.

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Re: RoadRunner moving for CA to MT

Postby magichest » Mon Aug 06, 2018 3:24 am

You should be careful as there has been more than one company claiming to be Roadrunner Moving

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Re: RoadRunner moving for CA to MT

Postby Jeff.Walker » Mon Aug 13, 2018 6:22 pm

Generally speaking, you should follow this advice:

1. Do Your Research Take the time to walk through the steps mentioned in our article “How to Find a Reputable Moving Company”.

2.
Get Three In-Home Estimates. In-home estimates are so important in getting an accurate quote, and is the first layer of protection against finding a fraudulent moving company. If they see your things, they are responsible for the quote, and what goes on it. It prevents them from coming back later if you do a self-inventory and saying “You have more stuff than you said, we’re going to have to charge you more”. You can find more moving companies in our Super List, or you can check out our endorse movers list on the left of every page on the site. Endorsed movers have already been vetted so we feel comfortable in referring you to them. They may not give you a perfect move, but they will do the best they can to insure you have a good one.

By trying several movers, you may discover another mover can offer you a better deal, or give you better service. Please keep in mind that in the moving industry, you generally get what you pay for, so this is not a good time to be frugal. Don't over pay for the service, but generally speaking, if someone offers you a price that is too good to be true, it probably is.

3. Make sure your quote is in pounds, NOT cubic feet. Quotes given in cubic feet allow the mover to “soft pack” your items, meaning they could potentially only put one or two items in a box, thereby taking up more room (cubic feet) on the truck. Weight doesn’t lie, and you have the right to be present at the weighing before and after loading and unloading to make sure the weight is what they say it is. This is your second layer of consumer protection, use it.

4. Make sure you get “Full Valuation Protection”. 25% of all moves have some form of damage. Full valuation protection protects your items from loss or damage whereby the mover will either repair or replace the item in question.

5. Watch out for Red Flags listed in our article (follow link).

6. Avoid brokers if possible. They are an unnecessary step and will cost more. In addition, if you do use a broker, and something goes wrong, often times the broker will blame the mover, and the mover will blame the broker, and the problem will not get solved.

7. Come back and let us know how your move goes. No matter who you use, your experience will be beneficial to others who come to the web site looking for movers. Any information you can tell us on your move will help others just like you find a good mover, or decide who to avoid.

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Jeff.Walker
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Joined: Fri Aug 28, 2009 10:32 am
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Re: RoadRunner moving for CA to MT

Postby Jeff.Walker » Mon Aug 13, 2018 6:22 pm

Generally speaking, you should follow this advice:

1. Do Your Research Take the time to walk through the steps mentioned in our article “How to Find a Reputable Moving Company”.

2.
Get Three In-Home Estimates. In-home estimates are so important in getting an accurate quote, and is the first layer of protection against finding a fraudulent moving company. If they see your things, they are responsible for the quote, and what goes on it. It prevents them from coming back later if you do a self-inventory and saying “You have more stuff than you said, we’re going to have to charge you more”. You can find more moving companies in our Super List, or you can check out our endorse movers list on the left of every page on the site. Endorsed movers have already been vetted so we feel comfortable in referring you to them. They may not give you a perfect move, but they will do the best they can to insure you have a good one.

By trying several movers, you may discover another mover can offer you a better deal, or give you better service. Please keep in mind that in the moving industry, you generally get what you pay for, so this is not a good time to be frugal. Don't over pay for the service, but generally speaking, if someone offers you a price that is too good to be true, it probably is.

3. Make sure your quote is in pounds, NOT cubic feet. Quotes given in cubic feet allow the mover to “soft pack” your items, meaning they could potentially only put one or two items in a box, thereby taking up more room (cubic feet) on the truck. Weight doesn’t lie, and you have the right to be present at the weighing before and after loading and unloading to make sure the weight is what they say it is. This is your second layer of consumer protection, use it.

4. Make sure you get “Full Valuation Protection”. 25% of all moves have some form of damage. Full valuation protection protects your items from loss or damage whereby the mover will either repair or replace the item in question.

5. Watch out for Red Flags listed in our article (follow link).

6. Avoid brokers if possible. They are an unnecessary step and will cost more. In addition, if you do use a broker, and something goes wrong, often times the broker will blame the mover, and the mover will blame the broker, and the problem will not get solved.

7. Come back and let us know how your move goes. No matter who you use, your experience will be beneficial to others who come to the web site looking for movers. Any information you can tell us on your move will help others just like you find a good mover, or decide who to avoid.


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