Over time, movers can develop important connections with various agencies and associations that are stakeholders in the household goods moving industry.
Check with these agencies and associations for information on the latest issues and developments that impact the moving industry.
- Transport Canada's Motor Carrier Division is primarily responsible for facilitating the reduction of fatalities, injuries and crashes involving large commercial trucks and buses in Canada. The Division works closely with the provinces, territories and industry on rules and regulations governing the safe operation of commercial vehicles, drivers and operators. Provincial and territorial regulations govern the operation of the commercial bus and truck industry, except for the rules and regulations this Division sets in support of the safe operation of federally-regulated (extra-provincial) motor carriers and commercial vehicle drivers. The federal government only has authority over extra-provincial truck and bus carriers that carry goods or passengers across a provincial or international boundary. The Division administers the Exemptions under section 16 of the Motor Vehicle Transport Act (MVTA) that allows provinces and territories to regulate extra-provincial truck and bus carriers on behalf of the federal government. The MVTA also has two federal regulations that govern Hours of Service for commercial vehicle drivers and the issuance or revocation of Safety Fitness Certificates.
- The Better Business Bureau (BBB)
- Provincial government consumer protection agency
- Other movers’ associations