1. Movers who don't own their own equipment aren't required to have cargo insurance per the state. This is how they keep their hourly rates down by cutting corners on expenses at the expense of the customers belongings. They also tend to have new hires often which means inexperienced people moving your belongings. These companies also won't have specialized equipment for specialty items such as safes and piano's because they rent only the basics.
2. Licensed movers through the state are required to have their dot/usdot numbers displayed on both truck and trailers (if used). This proves that they have a registered business name with the state and you can view their web site on txdot.gov,if their insurance is current.
3. Most unlicensed movers don't have "real" registered business name with the county court house. These company's don't have to abide by any business laws and can only be sued if something goes wrong with your move, and good luck filing against a company that technically doesn't exist.
4. People who rent trucks for the summer aren't professionals, they don't move items for a living, just for a summer job. These so called companies also tend to have new hires often which means inexperienced people moving your belongings. Would you trust all of your personal belongings to someone who doesn't know all of the lessons a professional has learned over year of experience?
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