Household Goods Moving Industry

Household Goods Moving Industry

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Each year, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Admin. (FMCSA) receives about 3, 000 consumer complaints regarding interstate moving companies: some involve egregious offenses, such as holding goods hostage. Over the years, Congress has raised concerns about the adequacy of FMCSA's oversight of the industry. This report reviewed the: (1) extent to which states have used authority in the Safe, Accountable, Flexible, Efficient Transportation Equity Act to take federal enforcement action against interstate movers and challenges in using that authority; (2) extent and timeliness of FMCSA's progress in its consumer protection efforts; and (3) advantages and disadvantages of options for enhancing consumer protection in the industry. Illus.They are also conducted during strike forces, which occur for a period of 2 weeks once a year.17 In addition, FMCSA may ... drugs, insurance coverage, crashes, driver qualifications, driver hours of service, vehicle maintenance and inspections , and transportation of hazardous materials. ... oversight of the interstate household goods moving industry and made recommendations that FMCSA, for example, anbsp;...

Title:Household Goods Moving Industry
Author:Susan A. Fleming
Publisher:DIANE Publishing - 2010-06


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