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11 Steps For Arbitration for movers

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These are a few steps to help guide you in acquiring or preparing to acquire movers arbitration. There are many ways to go about getting arbitration but in case you need guidance, here is a list of 11 steps needed for arbitration.

  1. Make sure you are knowledgeable about the laws and regulations of moving before deciding to start a business in the moving industry. Many movers come into the industry not knowing what to run a legal operation. For example, many businesses do not register as a moving company with the FMCSA and later get penalized for not having done that. They spend time and money only to be shut down, or run out of business because they did not follow the laws that movers in the moving industry need to follow.


    1. Have a plan of action. Starting a moving company without having a plan to operate it will be a waste of time and money. Make sure you keep up with how your operation is running. Always be sure that you have enough resources, money and time to keep your business afloat. This is especially true if you are planning to start a moving company with the use of loans. Make sure you are able to pay off those loans before deciding to go through with borrowing.


    1. Know who you are selling your services to. If you don’t have a plan for marketing the services of your business, it is unlikely that you will get enough customers to help continue running your business. New customers are the lifeline of the moving industry. Without people who want to move, there would be no moving companies at all. Make sure you are able to market yourself to them. You can do this by using many different programs, such as the internet and magazines. Market your moving business after getting your arbitration program. Getting registered as a licensed mover is always better to do from the beginning because it will allow you more opportunity. After all, more clients mean more money.


    1. Research what arbitration programs can do for your company. There is the reason why arbitration is needed in this industry and it is always useful to know why you need to get it for your moving company. You must know the process of arbitration and what happens if and when someone files a claim against your moving company. Know what and who is involved in the process so when it comes that you use it, you will be professional and knowledgeable of the process.
    1. Determine why you need to have in an arbitration program. Each moving company operates slightly differently. There are no moving companies that operate the same way. One may have a few trucks while others may have over 30. One may have a few employees while others have hundreds. The more trucks and drivers you have, the more claims you may get in a month. Make sure you know what you need out of an arbitration program before looking for one.


    1. Research what arbitration programs are available to you in the market. There are many providers of arbitration in the market today. Each of them catering to different movers in the industry. The step before this is important because it allows you to know what you need from an arbitration program. If your company requires an arbitration program that can take care of hundreds of claims at a time, you must get an arbitration program that can cater to this need. If you only receive one or few claims a month, a simple arbitration program may be more feasible.


    1. Check the costs. Always look at the price before buying arbitration. Remember that cheaper is not always better. This is because if it is cheaper, the arbitration program may only cater to new or smaller moving companies. This is because these smaller companies receive few claims at a time rather than many. So if you need an arbitration program to handle many claims at a time, spending more money for this feature may be worth it to your business. However, if you are new to the industry and just starting out, you may be able to get a basic arbitration program which can handle a few at a time. For small businesses, basic arbitration programs are more suitable.


    1. Before buying, check and clarify services from arbitration programs about services they provide that you are unsure about. You may have questions about what an arbitration program offers. It is always best to clarify by calling or emailing them about it before purchasing. Buying an arbitration program is usually binding, so you are stuck with it for a year or more. It is always best to have the proper arbitration program for your company.
    1. Make the purchase. Many arbitration programs allow you to purchase arbitration straight from their website. These sites allow you to enter your credit or debit card information to buy the arbitration program. Some websites have recurring charges. This is great for those who are planning to run their moving company for many years. If you are just starting in the industry, it is best to just buy arbitration for one year. After the year of arbitration has expired, you can always renew it manually. Keep in mind, some arbitration programs provide you with a discount on your subscription to the program. If you know that you will be in the business for more than a couple of years, you can save money on arbitration expenses.


    1. Receive documents and files from your moving arbitration program. Many arbitrators provide certificates to moving companies showing proof that they have registered their moving company with their arbitration program. If you receive one from your arbitrator, it is a good idea to place that on your wall in the office. You may also receive documents displaying the process of what to do if you were to receive a claim. Make sure you are always reading these documents, so a claim doesn’t catch you off guard.


    1. Register your company with the FMCSA and start moving. Registering with the FMCSA means that you have everything you need to operate legally. Just be sure to follow the laws and regulations of the industry.