The Washington Utilities and Transportation Commission regulates Washington State Intra-State household moving.
Washington Rules and Regulations
The Washington Utilities and Transportation Commission regulates household goods moving companies who conduct intrastate household goods moving within Washington state. Contact the commission to learn more about the rights and responsibilities of moving companies and consumers.
In the state of Washington, if the move is 55 miles and under, it is priced on an hourly basis, if the move is 56 miles and over , then the move is priced by weight and distance. The moving company is required to have a commission operating authority (permit) to operate. The mover must comply with the state insurance, safety, and service standards. The mover must place their HG # on their vehicles, Bills of ladings, and with any type of advertising.
One important thing to remember is that you make sure your local mover carries workers compensation insurance and the proper licensing on equipment and vehicles.
To find out more on rules, regulations, and tariffs or if the company has an operating authority (permit), you can contact:
Washington Utilities and Transportation Commission 888-333-WUTC (9883) 360-664-1160 www.utc.wa.gov/consumer/movingtips PO Box 47308 Olympia WA 98504 Washington Movers Conference www.wmcmovers.com 930 S. 336th Street #B Federal Way, WA 98003 253-838-1650 Washington Trucking Association www.wtatrucking.com 930 South 336th Street, Suite B
Federal Way WA 98003, U.S.A.
Toll Free (800) 732-9019
Local (253) 838-1650
Fax (253) 838-1793 The Better Business Bureau of Washington 1411 K St NW
Washington, DC 20005
(202) 393-8000 http://search.bbb.org/search.html (Reliability Report)
For any questions on interstate movers, and finding a licensed mover, you may contact the:Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration www.fmcsa.dot.gov 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE Washington, DC 20590 1-800-832-5660 Protect Your Move (Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration) www.protectyourmove.gov US Department of Transportation www.dot.gov 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE Washington, DC 20590 1-800-877-8339 1-866-377-8642 American Moving & Storage Association www.moving.org 1611 Duke Street Alexandria, VA 22314 1-800-849-2672
The following is a list of related moving contacts:Washington State Attorney General www.atg.wa.gov 1125 Washington Street SE
PO Box 40100
Olympia, WA 98504-0100 360-753-6200 The Washington State Chamber of Commerce www.wcce.org PO Box 1349
98022 Phone: 360.802.4595 Insurance Regulators Office of the Insurance Commissioner
PO Box 40256
Olympia, WA 98504-0256
Toll free: 1-800-562-6900 (WA)
www.insurance.wa.gov Securities Administrators Division of Securities
Department of Financial Institutions
PO Box 41200
Olympia, WA 98504-1200
Toll free: 1-877-746-4334
www.dfi.wa.gov Utility Commissions Utilities and Transportation Commission
1300 S Evergreen Park Dr., SW
PO Box 47250
Olympia, WA 98504