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5 Tips for Starting Your Own Moving Company

Starting up your own moving company can be a great way to make a good living and to finally work for yourself. However, to ensure your success, you have to make sure that you go about it the right way. These are a few tips that you can follow if you would like to start your own moving company.

Buy the Right Equipment and Supplies

First of all, you’ll need to make an investment in the right equipment and supplies. You should be able to get started with one moving truck, although you might want to expand your business and purchase more trucks later. Then, you’ll need appliance dollies to help with the heavy lifting and a nice stock of cardboard boxes and packing materials. However, if you are on a strict budget you can still get started without a truck. Simply sign up with companies like U-Haul to help people who have rented a truck load or unload. You will need to have a couple of strong helpers but you can get started with not much more than a moving dolly and a vehicle to get you to the jobsite. Become a U-Haul Service Provider.

Undergo Moving Training

If you do not have any professional training for moving, consider enrolling in this training. Taking classes can be a good way to learn how to move people’s belongings more efficiently and safely. This can also be a good way to get tips from industry experts who can help you start off your business in the right way. You might also look at other moving companies, such as Wheaton World Wide Moving, and see how their training process is as an example.

Make Sure You’re Properly Insured

It’s critical to make sure that your moving truck is properly insured with commercial vehicle insurance. You’ll also want to insure your business; this can help you protect your business and your customers in the event that someone’s belongings get damaged.

Secure the Necessary Permits

It’s important to look into local laws regarding permit requirements for moving businesses in your area. Then, you can ensure that you have all of the permits that you need in order to operate your business the legal and legitimate way.

Hire the Right Employees

You probably are not going to be able to operate your moving business on your own. After all, you’re going to need someone else to help you with the heavy lifting. Plus, as your business grows, you may need to have several trucks and moving crews that you can send out so that you can keep up with your business. When hiring employees, make sure that you do background checks and driving history screens. This can help you ensure that you hire good, responsible people to help you run your moving company.

As you can see, there are a few steps that you’ll need to follow if you want to start a moving company of your own. If you put in the effort, you might just find that starting your own moving company is a lot easier than you thought it would be!

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