When inquiring about how to become a household mover in Illinois, there is a very helpful step by step article from the Illinois Movers and Warehouseman’s Association (IMAWA) you can read http://www.imawa.com/imawa/wannabe%20brochure.pdf. It gives general tips like the suggestion of getting a transportation attorney who specializes in the process to specifics like the application fee, and information about the required knowledge test from the Illinois Commerce Commission. It gives a list of requirements (in order) with a brief explanation on the subject. This will give any potential applicant the approximate cost and time table involved with the intrastate household mover licensing process.
It also gives some tips like you’ll need to own or have a long term lease on at least one truck, you’ll need to secure “approved” forms like bills of lading, estimates, and a consumers information pamphlet that are available for purchase from the IMAWA.
You can visit the Illinois Commerce Commission’s website to see all the rules and regulations that apply to Illinois Household Goods Movers at http://www.icc.illinois.gov/motorcarrier/householdgoods/. The IMAWA is also always available for help and direction at www.imawa.com. They can be reached by phone at 217-585-2470.