Posted by: Lawyer Sanders | September 24, 2010

Kentucky environmental attorney Sanders says USDOT hammers Moving Van Lines of Tampa, Florida.

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration today announced $281,000 in fines against Moving Van Lines, Inc. of Tampa, Florida for violating multiple federal regulations including holding consumers’ property hostage and requiring moving fees in excess of the original binding contractual agreement.

FMCSA issued these citations and fines against Moving Van Lines, Inc. following an extensive investigation of consumer complaints against the moving company. FMCSA issued a final order on August 16, 2010, and found the company in violation of 28 counts of failing to relinquish possession of a household goods shipment (hostage load), and 1 count of collecting fees more than the original binding estimate.

FMCSA encourages consumers to file any complaints involving household goods or other commercial motor carriers through FMCSA’s nationwide complaint hotline at 1-888-368-7238 (1-888 DOT-SAFT) and to visit the National Consumer Complaints Database at http://nccdb.fmcsa.dot.gov.

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