Are you moving from one Hawaiian island to another? It’s an exciting time, and the state wants to keep you safe throughout the process with laws and regulations in place for your protection. Before you say, “aloha,” to your old and new locations, here are things you should know about using a moving company to carry your precious cargo.
3 Things to Know About Moving Within the Hawaiian Islands
1. Moving Company Charges Are State-Regulated
The Hawaii Public Utilities Commission (PUC) regulates local moving within the Hawaiian Islands based on tariffs that determine what moving companies can charge. Each business can choose to charge per item, by the hour, or set flat rates, but their fees must be stated in their tariffs, which the PUC publishes. The PUC is responsible for ensuring the moving companies comply with their tariffs, state laws, and policies.
2. Intrastate Movers Must Carry Workers’ Compensation Coverage
Before you hire a moving company, check that it carries workers’ compensation insurance, which is required in Hawaii. If workers are injured during your move, their employer’s workers’ comp coverage provides medical care and payments for their wage losses.
3. PUC Numbers Are Required
Each Hawaiian moving company must have a PUC number and carry adequate commercial insurance in case of accidents. The PUC number must be displayed on both sides of company vehicles, along with the company’s logo or name.
If you’re planning a move, count on M. Dyer & Sons, PUC 137C, to make it a pleasant experience. Based in Pearl City, HI, this experienced moving company serves communities throughout Honolulu, Kaneohe, Kailua, Hawaii Kai, and Kapolei. These dedicated movers take the utmost care when transporting the contents of your home or business. Call (808) 456-4200 today to make your appointment or visit their website for more about their moving and storage capabilities. Follow them on Twitter for tips to help you before and after your move.