South Carolina Moving Rules and Regulations
The Public Service Commission of South Carolina regulates household movers. The movers are required to publish their tariff with the Public Service Commission of South Carolina. This tariff outlines all of the services and charges for the movers, and the Public Service Commission holds all movers in the state of South Carolina responsible for following by their published rates, policies, and procedures.
Local movers can charge hourly or by weight and distance depending on what they have published in their tariff. The movers are required to have a PSC# on vehicles, Bills of ladings, and 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.
Any questions or complaints on licensed movers can be directed to:The Office of Regulatory Staff of South Carolina 1401 Main Street, Ste. 900 Columbia, SC 29201 (803) 737-0800 Public Service Commission www.psc.sc.gov www.regulatorystaff.sc.gov 101 Executive Center Drive # 100 Columbia, SC 29210 803-896-5100 South Carolina Trucking Association www.sctrucking.org 2425 Devine Street PO Box 50166 Columbia, SC 29250-0166 803-799-4306 Better Business Bureau of South Carolina www.columbia.bbb.org 1515 Burnette Dr Columbia, SC 29210 (803) 254-2525
(866) 273-0792 http://search.bbb.org/search.html (Reliability Report)
For any questions on interstate moves, 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:South Carolina Attorney General www.scattorneygeneral.org Rembert Dennis Building
1000 Assembly Street, Room 519
Columbia, S.C. 29201 1-803-734-3970 South Carolina Chamber of Commerce www.scchamber.net 1201 Main Street, Suite 1700
Columbia, SC 29201
Phone: (803) 799-4601
Fax: (803) 779-6043