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Moving a backhoe from Indiana to Mass. Sleaze galore.

Discussion in 'Equipment Moving Questions' started by emmett518, Mar 29, 2021.

  1. emmett518

    emmett518 Well-Known Member

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    I remember seeing a Youtube video about companies advertising that they are local on Google, and finding out that they are fly-by-night, sleazebags from other parts of the country.

    It seems that this sort of thing applies to transport companies moving heavy equipment. Found a local guy in Indiana. Gave a good price, and could pick up the backhoe today if I gave him a deposit.

    Upon hanging up, I did some research, and found that they were not in Indiana, but Florida. No address. Just a number. Called him back, and asked for a DOT number, proof of insurance and three references.

    I was told that they never share customer information so no references. They had insurance so don't worry about it, and would get me a DOT number after I made the deposit.

    I hung up.

    Unreal.
     
  2. lantraxco

    lantraxco Senior Member

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    Good job... Do not walk away, run! Crappy world we still live in, yeah?
     
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