The North Carolina Utilities Commission regulates moving within North Carolina. Moves from one town in NC to another are regulated moves. Also, the Utilities Commission now regulates moves within a city. This means that your move cost will be determined by rates issued by the Utilities Commission. All licensed movers in NC operate from the Maximum Rate Tariff No. 1 published by the NC Utilities Commission. This is the list of the movers with a Certificate of Exemption from the NCUC and are able to operate legally within NC. All members of the NC Movers Association hold a valid Certificate of Exemption from the NC Utilities Commission.
The NC Utilities Commission has just published a new consumer information booklet. This booklet explains moving within North Carolina.
The NC Utilities Commission has also issued this press release for consumers.
Moves that are 35 miles and less are charged an hourly rate. Moves over 35 miles are charged based on the weight of the shipment and the miles between origin and destination.
The Commission does not have jurisdiction over moves that cross state lines. These moves fall under federal guidelines and require licensing by the federal government. For more information about interstate moves, go the website for the Federal Motor Carrier Administration. You will be able to find out if an interstate mover is licensed and the regulations regarding interstate moving.
Learn more about moving from an interview our past president, Dean Barrett, had with WHIP in Charlotte.
If you are moving from North Carolina to another state, your mover is required to give you the following booklets: Your Rights and Responsibilities When Your Move and Ready to Move.
If you are moving within North Carolina, your mover is required to give you the booklet, Moving 101: A North Carolina Consumer’s Guide.