Different rules and regulations apply to the type of move you will be making. It is most important that you understand the different terminology between these types of moves. NJWMA is comprised of NJ licensed public movers that perform all aspects of moving within the State of New Jersey. Many of these companies may also represent other van lines as an agent for their long distance or international moving or may be licensed to perform long distance moves under their own authority, however, unless stated otherwise, any information regarding rules and regulations that is presented with-in this web site deals mostly with Intrastate moving (moving with-in the State of New Jersey). We have also provided links to the related sites where needed and a glossary of terms.
Local Moving, also called Intrastate moving, means that your new residence will be with-in the same state, regardless of the number of miles that you are moving. This site will provide valuable information for the regulations when moving with-in the State of New Jersey.
Long Distance Moving, also called Interstate moving, means that your new residence is located in a different state. Be sure your mover is licensed for interstate moving with a DOT and MC number. For more info, visit the American Moving and Storage Association. Since different rules apply, you can click here to view the brochure "Your Rights and Responsibilities for Interstate Moving"
International moving, also called overseas moving, means you are moving out of the contiguous 48 states or to another country. These types of moves are not regulated, however the mover must be registered with the Federal Maritime Commission (FMC); Its best to use a NJ licensed mover with international affiliations in the "International Association of Movers" (IAM). Also there usually is no insurance or minimum liability offered by the carrier unless you request insurance. Be sure to contact the consulate for the country to which you are moving; Click to download the International moving brochure from the FMC.
This post originally appeared at NJWMA