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Seattle-based McCloud Moving ordered to shut down

Nov. 5, 2010
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Docket Number: TV-100602

Seattle-based McCloud Moving ordered to shut down
Company operated without a valid permit

Olympia, Wash. – State regulators ordered a Seattle-based residential moving company shut down after the business violated consumer protection laws by operating illegally.

The Washington Utilities and Transportation Commission (UTC) is requiring McCloud Moving, Inc., to cease and desist all residential moves within the state for operating without a valid permit. The company refused to respond to repeated notices to apply for a legal permit and comply with state consumer protection and safety regulations.

The UTC also fined the company $5,000 but mitigated the penalty as long as McCloud stays out of the residential moving business in Washington.

The UTC is the state agency in charge of enforcing consumer protection and safety regulations for more than 200 residential moving companies operating within the state. Movers are required to get a permit from the UTC, charge appropriate rates, carry proper insurance, drug test their drivers and keep their vehicles safely maintained. The commission does not regulate interstate moving companies.

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Posted/updated: 12/16/2010

 

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