NORTH LITTLE ROCK (KATV) -
Moving from one home or one state to another can be a very stressful time...made even more stressful if you pick the wrong moving company.
There's a web site you need to visit before hiring your moving men.
It's a federal site set up to review the qualifications of moving companies that want to move you across state lines. Last month we told you about complaints against a North Little Rock company.
A check of the web site reveals more bad news.
The web site is www.safersys.org.
The main things you are going to want to know are is the company you are considering licensed for state-to-state moves, is the company insured and if so, for how much?
Last month we told you about a complaint against A-1 Razorback Moving. The Arkansas Attorney General's office has received ten complaints against the company over the past four years.
We entered "A-1 Razorback Moving" into www.safersys.org and here is what we found.
First, the company's license was involuntarily revoked on July 30th, 2012. No moves out of Arkansas should have occurred after that date.
And the company's insurance was canceled on November 14th, 2013.
Not surprisingly, the federal agency that keeps track of this information warns that A-1 Razorback Moving is not authorized to make any out-of-state moves.
We reached company owner David Robertson this afternoon.
He said he was unaware and not notified when his license and insurance lapsed but that he hasn't made any out-of-state moves since losing insurance.
Robertson says his company now focuses on maintaining foreclosed properties...all within the state.
A-1 Razorback Moving has been around for 30 years. Robertson says a slow down in business and two deaths in the family have caused the recent problems he is working to overcome.
Air date: April 14th, 2014