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A certificate of authority from the Oregon Department of Transportation is required for persons or businesses providing for-hire transportation of household goods between two points in Oregon. Our Motor Carrier Transportation Division staff can help you determine whether a for-hire certificate is needed.
To start the application process, please complete an application and submit it to our Motor Carrier Transportation Division.
Oregon movers are required to give every customer the Moving Household Goods in Oregon General Information Bulletin which provides the following advice for household moving.
Pack and loaders provide a specialized labor service for those who want to rent a truck and move themselves but not do all the packing and heavy lifting. Oregon HB 2817 specifies that pack and loaders are exempt from motor carrier regulations if:
Movers can have authority tailored for specific commodities or special services such as piano moving.
Piano MoversFull listing information for these businesses is on our Authorized Movers List. Big Al's Specialty Movers, Inc.JJ&C Movers, LLCK and D Piano MovingMichelle´s Piano Moving & Services Co.West Coast Piano Moving and Storage, LLC
Liability for DamageMoving companies have limited liability for damage to ready-to-assemble furniture because this kind of furniture does not stand up to the normal strains of moving and needs to be fully disassembled prior to a move to avoid loose joints, chipping and breakage.
If ready-to-assemble furniture is moved in its assembled state, it will be moved at your risk and at a maximum liability on the part of the carrier of $75 per article. If you can present proof of purchase, the maximum liability is 25% of the purchase price or $75, whichever is greater.
Review your FurnitureMake sure it is worth moving. In many cases, the cost of repair can exceed the value of this kind of furniture. Ready-to-assemble furniture includes new and second hand items that:
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