Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission regulates Pennsylvania’s Intrastate Household Goods moving.
Pennsylvania Rules and Regulations
The Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission regulates household movers. The mover must publish their tariff with the Commission. This tariff outlines all of the services and charges for the mover, and the Pennsylvania Public Utilities Commission holds all movers in the state of Pennsylvania responsible for following by their published rates, policies, and procedures.
Local movers are required to have a PAPUC # on their vehicles, Bills of Ladings, advertising etc to do local moves. In the state of Pennsylvania, if the move is 40 miles and under, the move is priced on an hourly basis, if the move is over 40 miles (intrastate) move, it is priced by weight and distance.
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.
To find out more on tariffs or if the company is licensed or for questions, you can call:Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission www.puc.state.pa.us www.puc.state.pa.us/transport/motor/motor_consumer_info.aspx (Intrastate carriers) 400 North Street Keystone Building Harrisburg, PA 17120 717-783-3846 (ask for the Motor Carrier Division) Pennsylvania Moving & Storage Association www.pennmovers.org PO Box 526 Marlboro, NJ 07746 732-890-8563 Tristate Household Goods Tariff Conference, Inc P.O. Box 1385 Mt. Laurel, NJ 08054-7385 Phone:856-231-9012 Fax: 856-727-4844 Contact information: firstname.lastname@example.org Better Business Bureau of New Jersey www.newjersey.bbb.org 1700 Whitehorse-Hamilton Square Rd,
Trenton, NJ 08690
Phone: 609 588-0808 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:Pennsylvania Attorney General www.attorneygeneral.gov 16th Floor, Strawberry Square
Harrisburg, PA 17120 717-787-3391 The Pennsylvania Chamber of Business and Industry
www.pachamber.org 417 Walnut Street
Harrisburg, PA 17101 Toll Free: (800) 225-7224
Main Line: (717) 255-3252 County Offices Delaware County Consumer Affairs
Government Center Building
201 West Front St.
Media, PA 19063
www.co.delaware.pa.us/consumeraffairs Beaver County Alliance for Consumer Protection
469 Constitution Blvd., Route 51
New Brighton, PA 15066
www.acp-beaver.org Montgomery County Consumer Affairs
Montgomery County Human Services Center
1430 DeKalb St.
PO Box 311
Norristown, PA 19404-0311
www.montcopa.org/consumeraffairs Bureau of Consumer Protection Regional Offices
21 S. 12th Street, 2nd Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19107
Banking Authorities Department of Banking
17 N. Second Street, Suite 1300
Harrisburg, PA 17101-2290
www.banking.state.pa.us Insurance Regulators Bureau of Consumer Service
1209 Strawberry Square
Harrisburg, PA 17120
Toll free: 1-877-881-6388
www.insurance.state.pa.us Securities Administrators Securities Commission
Office of the Secretary
Eastgate Office Building, 2nd Floor
1010 North Seventh St.
Harrisburg, PA 17102-1410