While you can be assured that Priority Moving is a fully licensed (CAL P.U.C. T-189943) & insured San Diego moving company with the highest BBB rating available, it is always a good idea to check with government and moving industry organizations before hiring a mover.
The industry website, eMovingStorage, has some great information on moving regulations in the state of California:
California’s Public Utilities Commission, www.cpuc.ca.gov, regulates California intrastate household moving. The mover must have a CAL-T # (with this, you can verify if a local mover is licensed and insured). Moving companies adopt the same tariff (Tariff maximum 4, which they can charge an hourly rate up to the tariff the commission has adopted).
In California, a local move is any move within the state that is less than 100 miles and the move would be priced on an hourly basis. An intrastate (long distance move) is over 100 miles in the state of California and is priced by weight and distance.
One important thing to remember is to make sure your local mover carries workers compensation and the proper licensing on equipment and vehicles.
The two best resources for guarding against fraudulent moving companies are the California Public Utilities Commission and the CMSA.
California Public Utilities Commission
505 Van Ness Ave., Room 5218
San Francisco, CA 94102
1-800-877-8867, 6002# to see if they are licensed and insured.
California Moving and Storage Association
10900 E. 183rd St., Suite 300
Cerritos, CA 90703-5370
(800) 672-1415 – Toll free
(562) 865-2944 – Fax