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Oversight of the Household Goods Moving Industry

Thomas Petri

Oversight of the Household Goods Moving Industry

Hearing Before the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, U.S. House of Representatives

by Thomas Petri

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Published by Diane Pub Co .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • General,
  • Political Science,
  • Politics/International Relations

  • The Physical Object
    FormatPaperback
    Number of Pages371
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL10858045M
    ISBN 100756731178
    ISBN 109780756731175


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Oversight of the Household Goods Moving Industry by Thomas Petri Download PDF EPUB FB2

For interstate moves, the STB’s oversight is limited to reviewing household goods carriers’ tariffs (documents that contain a moving company’s rates, charges, and service terms) and Oversight of the Household Goods Moving Industry book rules on how a Oversight of the Household Goods Moving Industry book company can limit its liability to a customer in the event that it loses or damages the customer’s household possessions during the move.

performance in overseeing the household goods moving industry over the last 5 years and the agency’s recent efforts designed to improve consumer protection in this industry.

Our statement is based on a recent report we issued to you and updated information from the modal administration within the Department with specific responsibility for this.

Oversight of the household goods moving industry: hearing before the Subcommittee on Highways and Transportation [i.e. Transit] of the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, House of Representatives, One Hundred Seventh Congress, first session, J   In our view, any performance measures in this area would need to be clearly linked to FMCSA's full range of consumer protection responsibilities involving the household goods moving industry--including enforcement; education and outreach; establishing and maintaining partnerships; and collecting, monitoring, and reporting complaints.

Oversight responsibility of the traditional household goods moving industry with regard to consumer protection matters initially resided with the Interstate Commerce Commission.

InCongress decided to sunset that Commission and transferred household goods oversight responsibility to the Department of Transportation. Household Goods Industry Trends According to U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), between and 15 million cargo containers, with contents valued at $ billion, enter U.S.

ports annually. P A G E 1 O F 3 Information from Cartus on Relocation and International Assignment Trends and Practices. Household Goods Mover Oversight Enforcement and Reform Act of Pub. title IV, subtitle B (Sec. et seq.), Aug. 10,Stat. Short title, see 49 U.S.C. note. Protect Your Move The Household Goods Program.

Moving to a new home is a significant event that is often stressful, and the U.S. Government, in partnership with the moving industry, law enforcement and consumer groups, is arming consumers with the information they need to protect themselves against one of the most stressful situations that can plague a household move: being taken advantage of.

The American Moving & Storage Association is the result of a merger of the three predecessors—the American Movers Conference (AMC), the Household Goods Carriers’ Bureau (HGCB), and the National Moving & Storage Association (NMSA) — each with its own distinguished history.

Consumer Protection: Some Improvements in Federal Oversight of Household Goods Moving Industry Sincebut More Action Needed to Better Protect Individual Consumers GAO Published: Publicly Released: Note: This is an estimate only.

It is designed to assist you in estimating the total weight of your shipment. However, you are ultimately responsible for the actual weight of the household goods you ship. The weights used here are based on industry standards and your actual weights may vary depending on brand, size, etc.

TOTAL Estimate. moving firms move their household goods to another state, according to industry estimates.1 There are approximately 2, motor carriers registered with the Department of Transportation that are active in transporting household goods across state lines.

These 2, carriers represent a small percentage of the approximatelycommercial. Household Goods Shipments DPS data showed that 21 percent of all domestic household goods shipments had at least one damage claim filed during FY We determined that of the shipments we reviewed, the moving companies resolved of finalized damaged or lost household goods claims (94 percent), valued at $ million, with.

Interstate movers must be registered with the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) and have a U.S. DOT number. A moving broker is an entity that arranges for the transportation of your goods, hiring an actual moving company to do the physical move.

Moving brokers are sales teams that book your move and sell it to a moving company. Abstract. A letter report issued by the General Accounting Office with an abstract that begins "For moving services, the primary responsibility for consumer protection lies with consumers to select a reputable household goods carrier, ensure that they understand the terms and conditions of the contracts, and understand and pursue the remedies that are available to them when problems : United States.

General Accounting Office. Get this from a library. CONSUMER PROTECTION: Federal Actions Are Needed to Improve Oversight of the Household Goods Moving Industry. [GENERAL ACCOUNTING OFFICE WASHINGTON DC.;] -- The ICC Termination Act of transferred federal responsibilities for protecting consumers who move their household goods across state lines using commercial moving companies to the Department of.

For moving services, the primary responsibility for consumer protection lies with consumers to select a reputable household goods carrier, ensure that they understand the terms and conditions of the contracts, and understand and pursue the remedies that are available to them when problems arise.

Available information indicates that consumer complaints in the household goods industry. Consumer Protection: Some Improvements in Federal Oversight of Household Goods Moving Industry Sincebut More Action Needed to Better Protect Individual Consumers By United States.

Government Accountability Office. Consumer protection: Federal actions are needed to improve oversight of the household goods moving industry: report to Congressional committees. [United States.

General Accounting Office.]. Professional Movers Manual: A Manual of Handling and Loading Techniques Used in the Household Goods Moving Industry: Tiers Without Tears John Watts, Steve McPherson Watts & McPherson, - Moving, Household - pages.

Get this from a library. Consumer protection: some improvements in federal oversight of household goods moving industry sincebut more action needed to better protect individual consumers: report to congressional committees. [United States. Government Accountability Office.]. Centralized Household Goods Traffic Management Program (CHAMP) stakeholder.

Our objective was to determine if the CHAMP tariff and tender of service conform to industry standards for shuttle services and protect the g overnment from overcharges. What We Found. Under GSA’s CHAMP tariff and tender of service, the government is charged an. hearing on oversight of the household goods moving industry before the house committee on transportation and infrastructure subcommittee on highways and transit j julie anna cirillo acting deputy administrator and chief safety officer federal motor carrier safety administration.

CONSUMERS TO REFORM THE HOUSEHOLD GOODS MOVING INDUSTRY by Joseph L. Franco* This Comment discusses how consumers are inadequately protected against the unscrupulous practices of an increasing number of household goods moving companies.

It briefly reviews the. Ancient Moving Equipment: the Travois. People did move, though. And when they did they used a wheel-less, ox-powered contraption called a travois, two long wooden poles that would drag along the ground behind the family ox – or cow or donkey.

Tied to the supports between these poles would be the family’s belongings. WASHINGTON -- A new contract to facilitate the movement of household goods, an integral part of any move to a new duty location, is expected to make things easier for both service members and.

U.S. Transportation Command, which is responsible for DoD household goods moves, has also issued requirements for moving industry personnel, to minimize the coronavirus risks to service members.

Find Better Ideas, Faster ® with a custom household goods trend report, our PRO Dashboard and 80+ categories of premium trend reports.

Get a Custom Version of the Household Goods Trend Report Trend Hunter’s Household Goods Research reveals industry insights from sectors like furnishings, home security and appliances. When one searches around, there are only 3 or 4 books to be found anywhere on the subject of household goods packing and moving.

The problem with each of these books is that they’ve been written by someone who has frequently used professional movers for their relocations. Consumer protection in the interstate household goods moving industry is a relatively low priority for DOT compared with its primary mission of promoting motor carrier safety.

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has fallen behind in its recent efforts to improve industry oversight and consumer protection.

Read more about FMCSA's Oversight Role in Curbside Bus Operations; FMCSA’s Jurisdiction Over Interstate Property Brokers and the Leasing of Commercial Motor Vehicles. Business Practices in the Household Goods Moving Industry. STATEMENT OF. THE HONORABLE ANNE S.

FERRO, ADMINISTRATOR FEDERAL MOTOR CARRIER SAFETY ADMINISTRATION. Select a Household Goods Mover Company below to view their tariff: PACK-RAT, LLC: 5 Stars Moving, LLC: ABC Bonded Warehouses, Inc: Adams Business Services Inc dba Byco Moving and Storage dba Byco transport: Advanced Movers: Advantage Transportation Co / Allstar Moving.

A new contract to facilitate the movement of household goods, an integral part of any move to a new duty location, is expected to make things easier for both service members and their families. Household Goods (HHG) are the personal effects of IRS employees and their dependents.

HHG include household furnishings, equipment, appliances, furniture, clothing, books and similar personal property which belong to the employees or members of their immediate family. There are limits to what employees may ship as part of their HHG.

A letter report issued by the Government Accountability Office with an abstract that begins "The Department of Transportation's (DOT) Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) is responsible for protecting consumers involved in interstate household goods moves by issuing regulations and conducting oversight and enforcement actions.

The Safe, Accountable, Flexible. FMCSA's Oversight Role in Curbside Bus Operations. STATEMENT OF. ANNETTE SANDBERG, ADMINISTRATOR FEDERAL MOTOR CARRIER SAFETY ADMINISTRATION. Business Practices in the Household Goods Moving Industry.

STATEMENT OF. THE HONORABLE ANNE S. FERRO, ADMINISTRATOR FEDERAL MOTOR CARRIER SAFETY ADMINISTRATION. For two weeks, the computerized system that is the backbone of the entire household goods moving process has been “almost at a dead stop,” causing a traffic jam of sorts for service members who needed to get their moves scheduled, said John Becker, director of military policy for the American Moving and Storage Association, a trade organization representing moving companies.

Furthermore, DPS also inaccurately identified finalized household goods claims between the moving companies and the DoD members as in process. Specifically, DPS identified of damaged household goods claims, valued at $. This legal compliance test and study guide is designed to be a resource and compliance tool for interstate moving companies, interstate brokers, and those working in the interstate household goods industry.

This test may be used as one tool to help prepare for the FMCSA’s proficiency : Paperback. From Wikibooks, open books for an open world.

Jump to navigation Jump to search. Table of Contents []. Introduction to Packing & Moving Household Goods. Don’t forget too that interstate moving companies are usually moving several other loads as well, and they’ll usually have stops along the way.

There’s a lot more that goes into household moving, so make sure to keep us bookmarked for all the latest information and great tips on household goods transportation services.The fast-moving consumer goods (FMCG) industry or consumer packaged goods (CPG) industry is mainly responsible for producing, distributing and marketing fast-moving consumer FMCG industry is the fourth largest sector in the Indian economy.

Household and personal care products accounts for 50% of the sales in the industry, healthcare accounts for % and food and .A moving company, removalist or van line is a company that helps people and businesses move their goods from one place to another.

It offers all-inclusive services for relocations like packing, loading, moving, unloading, unpacking, arranging of items to be shifted. Additional services may include cleaning services for houses, offices or warehousing facilities.