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HOW TO CHOOSE YOUR REMOVAL COMPANY

Approaching the moment to move house, you will find a good number of removal companies in your area. But how to choose the right one? What are the essential characteristics that a removal company must have?

Once you are ready to move house, get more quotes for different removal companies, normally you should request a quote from at least 3/4 companies to compare prices and services offered.

First of all, never trust moving companies that do not need to carry out an inspection. This step is, in fact, the moment when the person in charge of the company considers the various factors that are crucial to define the cost of the service. This is the reason why at Zeus Traslochi s.r.l.s. we always carry out an inspection to assess exactly what must be moved and to better assess the problems that may exist at the starting point and at the arrival.

Without an inspection you risk finding yourself in the ambiguous situation in which the company, on the day of the move, will not be fully prepared for the work to be done. Obviously, this condition does not matter if your move is small, for example a bed, a washing machine and 20 boxes.

This is in fact the moment in which you will be able to know the removal company and evaluate their professionalism, expertise and experience. The range of companies available is very wide, from small businesses to large companies with many vehicles, employees, warehouses, etc.

What are the key points that the removal company must guarantee?

Regardless of its size, a professional removal company will have to ensure some details which are partly mandatory by law, partly indispensable for the success of the move.

The first of these is undoubtedly the registration on the register of removal companies which is mandatory for all companies engaged in road freight transport.

Do not forget that customers are responsible for the removal service, and if the removal company is stopped without it, your vehicle is seized, and your things confiscated.

The second guarantee that a serious removal company should provide is adequate insurance coverage. By law, all companies that transport goods must necessarily have vector insurance coverage. This is a policy that compensates by kilo transported which is certainly not enough for the removal operations. It is therefore assumed that the removal company benefits from an additional insurance policy. This is the reason that allowsZeus Traslochi s.r.l.s. to offer an “all risks” insurance cover.

A fundamental aspect is the quote, which must be written and clearly show all the services included in the final price and indicate the costs for additional services. In addition to this our quote will have a detailed list of pieces of furniture and objects to be moved.

The staff is an essential aspect in the choice of the company, make sure that the removal company has regularly employed operators. Beware of companies that use on-call staff: moving is a delicate service and, for this reason, experts are important.

Finally, the price. It is not always true that a high cost service will be good, and a low-cost service will be poor. Perhaps, with equal guarantees, services offered and professionalism the costs will be fairly in line. In general, be wary of too low or too expensive quotes.

Make the right choice and have a nice moving!

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REGISTER: THE DATABASE ON COMPLIANCE IS NOW ACTIVE

Since last December 16th the database of road hauliers on the compliance of road haulage companies can be consulted by companies and customers on the Portale dell’Automobilista. Everyone can therefore check the compliance of the carriers that carry out the services. This operation can be simply done on-line. To be able to use the service, it is necessary to browse the website www.ilportaledellautomobilista.it and access the dedicated section; after registering as a “Citizen” and authenticated (by filling in the “User” and “Password” fields), you access the dedicated “Home Page”.

 

Access the Service

Once you have entered the system, proceed with the identification of the company whose compliance is to be checked by clicking on the section on the left above “Accesso ai servizi” (“Access the Service”): several sub-sections will open, including “Consultazione Regolarità Posizione Albo”(” Register Position Regularity Consultation”).

Clicking on it, an ad hoc page will open. There you will be asked to enter the company’s personal and fiscal details (tax code or VAT number) or, if it were not provided, other information according to the type of company. For example, to check the compliance of a small business, it is necessary to indicate either the “Codice Fiscale” (“tax identification number/sociale security number”) or the “Name and Surname of the Business Owner” and “Province and Municipality” in which it is located (both information is mandatory).

For bigger companies, instead, the required data are the “VAT number” or, alternatively, the “Name and Type of Company” and the “Province and Local Council”. Also, in this case both pieces of information are mandatory. Furthermore, it is compulsory for the researcher to indicate also the motivation for which the check is carried out. On the same page, in fact, a field to be filled out entitled “Motivo della visura” (Check Reason)

The Result

At the end of the first consultation phase, as a result of the research, the “Ricerca Impresa” (“Business Research”) page will open, displaying the company that corresponds to the search criteria indicated by a series of summary information, represented in tabular form.

The data displayed will be the following:

“Register number”

“Company name”

“VAT number” or “Tax Code”

“REN Code”

“Indicatore di Sede Primaria”

Once it has been established that the system will have selected the right company, to have the certificate it will be necessary to click on the “Attestato Visura” (Certificate of Visura) button. The user can, however, modify the search criteria indicated and carry out a new check.

Certificate for Visura

The last phase is the most important and is the one related to certificate. By clicking on the lower right section “Attestato Visura” it will be issued a printable PDF document , which contains all the information required.

The document will include the summary data of the research: applicant for the visura (“Name” and “Tax Code”); date and motivation of the view; enterprise object of the visura (“Denomination and Province”); outcome of the vision: regular / non-regular.

The outcome is the result of the checks carried out on registration in the Register of road hauliers, registration with the Chamber of Commerce, registration with the National Electronic Register (if required) and outcome of the verification of the regularity of contributions, conducted and communicated by the INPS / INAIL systems (National Social Security Insurance Agency /National Institute for Insurance against Accidents at Work).
A formal document is issued.