The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has fined 12 moving
companies from five states more than $112,000 for multiple violations of the
Federal Motor Carrier Commercial Regulations.
Fines were levied against companies based in California, New Jersey,
Florida, Maryland and New York, according to an FMCSA press release.
Common violations included failure to have the appropriate operating
authority for the service provided and failure to prepare written estimates of
charges. Of the $112,600 in fines assessed, two New Jersey companies and one
New York-based company accounted for more than $51,000 of the fines levied.
Companies fined include:
Moving and Storage Corporation of West New York, NJ: $18,800
- Victory Moving & Storage Inc. of Brooklyn, NY: $18,100
Movers Inc. of South Hackensack, NJ: $14,300
- Focus Van
Lines Inc. of Dallas, TX: $9,400
American Van Lines of Miami, FL: $9,400
- Smooth Move
Moving and Storage Inc. of Jessup, MD: $7,200
- Air 1 Moving & Storage Inc. of North Hollywood, CA: $6,800
- All Points
Van Lines Inc. of Sun Valley, CA: $6,600
- U-Save on
Moving Inc. of Woodland Hills, CA: $6,500
- Coast to
Coast Transportation of Pembroke Park, FL: $6,400
- All Victory
Van Lines Inc. of Woodland Hills, CA: $4,700
Moving Services of Hollywood, FL: $4,400
U-Save on Moving Inc., Professional Movers Inc., and Victory Moving & Storage Inc. were cited for failing to relinquish a shipment of household
goods to consumers after the payment of the required maximum 110 percent of the
original estimate, according to the release.
All cited companies will be able to contest the alleged violations and
the amount of penalties in an FMCSA proceeding.
FMCSA monitors interstate
movers to spot problem areas, help bring companies into compliance and provide
information to consumers.