USMPO Headquarters
4315 50th Street NW
Suite 100
Washington, DC 20016
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What if there are problems?
When your move is complete, it’s important to take inventory to ensure all your belongings are where they should be. If you realize there is a problem, the USMPO is here to help. Take the following actions to ensure you stay protected and get everything you’re entitled to.
Refer to your mover’s dispute settlement program
Before moving your household goods, an interstate household goods carrier (mover) must provide you with information regarding their dispute settlement program. Movers must offer a neutral dispute settlement program as a means of settling disputes that may arise concerning loss or damage of your household goods.
File a claim for lost or damaged goods
If your goods are damaged or missing at delivery, request a company claim form from the mover. Complete the claim form to the best of your ability. The mover will tell you where to mail the completed form. You must file a written claim with the mover within 9 months of delivery. Your claim must be in writing but does not have to be submitted on a mover’s claim form. It is suggested that you send the claims information to the mover by certified mail.
If you are not satisfied with the settlement offer made by the mover, you have the option of submitting a loss and damage claim with the mover’s dispute settlement program or to seek other legal remedies.
File a Complaint
USMPO does not have the authority to resolve claims against a moving company. However, you may file a complaint against a mover by using our online complaint tool or calling 1-888-DOT-SAFT (1-888-368-7238) between the hours of 8:00 am and 8:00 pm Monday through Friday Eastern Time. Your complaint may trigger a Federal enforcement investigation against the mover.
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Quick Answers

A trade organization that serves and protects consumers transporting household goods across state lines. Their efforts are carried out by connecting shippers with a certified network of household good carriers, more commonly referred to as long distance moving companies.

 To develop a universal moving process that optimizes route efficiency, eliminates fraudulent moving companies, and protects consumers engaged in the interstate shipping of household goods. 

USMPO is an independent trade organization created in response to the FMCSA’s request in improving cmv safety, identifying fraudulent moving companies and improving record keeping. Its purpose is to serve, protect, and educate consumers in the moving industry. The USMPO is a sovereign entity, separate from the DOT, FMCSA, and US Government.

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The USMPO is not a moving company. The USMPO is neither a carrier nor broker of household goods. The United States Moving Protection Organization (USMPO) is a trade organization that serves and protects consumers transporting household goods across state lines. Their efforts are carried out by auditing movers and gathering logistics data.

You can contact the USMPO by simply filling out the form to the left, or emailing us at support@usmpo.org. For an expedited response, use the chat widget on the bottom right to connect with an available representative.

The USMPO is on standby to answer any questions in regards to your interstate move. We have developed an audited database of movers and standardized rates in efforts to provide consumers price transparency and assistance in determining the true cost of the loading, handling, and transportation of your items.

The U.S. Moving Protection Organization is headquartered in Washington, DC, with remote agents serving 48 states throughout the country.