State to State Moving South Portland ME - Licensing, Regulations and Rules
If you are moving your personal property or personal possessions from South Portland ME
to another state, this is known as "interstate moving
". The US Department of Transportation regulates interstate household goods moving by way of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMSCA) Household Goods Program. Interstate movers
, also known as long distance movers
, are required to be registered with the US DOT, and should have either a US DOT # or Motor Carrier # (MC#) or both. To find out a mover's registration status go to - Research Licensing for Interstate Movers
Short Distance or In State Moving Services - Rules and Regulations
If you are moving within the state of Maine, or doing a short distance move from South Portland ME, that is considered intrastate moving
. Also known as short-distance or in-state or local moving, each state has varying rules and regulations with regard to household goods moving within it's own state. Some states have very rigid regulations for movers, while others have little if any requirements for moving. To get more info for moving from South Portland ME to any city also in Maine go to Mover Licensing Requirements in ME.
How Many Hours For Local Moving - South Portland, ME
About how many hours should it take for licensed movers to do a local move in the South Portland ME area? For 3 to 4 rooms of furniture and items moving from a 3rd floor apartment with elevator to a 2 story home it should take 1 truck and 2 movers from 6 to 7 hours. This is for an averagely furnished home. Adjust hours and time for lightly furnished or more heavily furnished. For total rooms to be moved be sure to include outdoor and patio items in addition to garage items.
Your actual moving cost will depend upon the hourly moving rate of your South Portland ME mover. So be sure to go to Get Moving Quotes
to compare South Portland movers.