NorthJersey.com by Andrew Wyrich January 13, 2014
Twenty-six moving companies, including nine from Bergen and Passaic counties, were cited by the New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs on Monday after an undercover investigation found they violated state law.
The moving companies were fined $2,500 each by the Division of Consumer Affairs for moving customers in New Jersey without a state license, according to a news release.
In addition, two companies, including one from Wayne, were cited with a civil penalty of $25,000 by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration for allegedly performing interstate moves without having a federal operating authority oversee the move, a violation of federal regulations...
Once the companies agreed to work with the undercover investigators, they were confronted by members of the Division of Consumer Affairs, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement and a transportation compliance unit of the New Jersey State Police at a self-storage facility in Ledgewood in Morris County.
Cliffview Pilot January 13, 2014 by Jerry DeMarco
In the interest of ensuring a level playing field, the state has entered into a partneship with the U.S. Department of Transportation in a partnership that allows it to enforce federal interstate transportation laws.