Mover News - February 2023

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February 2023

UTC to update motor carrier safety rules

The commission is working on a rulemaking to update Washington motor carrier safety rules to further align with those of other state and federal transportation agencies.

Currently, the UTC staff are working on incorporating public comments into draft rules, which are expected to be published in the next couple weeks.

For more information on this rulemaking (Docket T-220252), visit our website.

Petition for change to Tariff 15-C

In January, the UTC received a petition to change Tariff 15-C. Petitioners have requested the tariff change to allow intrastate household goods carriers to recover credit card processing fees when consumers elect to pay for intrastate relocations with an approved credit card.

The UTC staff is working behind the scenes on the case and will be issuing proposed language, with the first open meeting expected to be in March. Watch for more details to be posted in the coming weeks.

For more information on this case (Docket TV-230026), visit our website.

New household goods carrier permits

Since September, the UTC has issued new Household Goods permits to the following companies in Washington:

  • 3Z Movers LLC
  • Airus Movers LLC
  • Central Washington Movers LLC
  • Community Transitions LLC
  • Happiest Movers LLC
  • My Brothers Moving and Transportation LLC
  • Nest Moving and Storage, LLC
  • Shapira Moving and Storage LLC

Upcoming household goods training

Each person named in a Household Goods Carrier's application must attend a Household Goods Training course as a condition to receive permanent authority. The commission offers this free live or virtual training for household goods moving companies to meet this requirement.

Live Trainings

Live trainings are a one-day course led by an instructor. Currently, all live trainings are being held on Microsoft Teams. The next session is scheduled for Wednesday, April 5, 2023. Email us at to register.

Virtual Trainings

Virtual trainings are online trainings that you can take at your own pace, without an instructor. You can stop and start the virtual training at any time, but you must complete every module within 30 days to meet the training requirement, including the final knowledge test.

Just like the live training, this training has three sections: Consumer Protection (modules 1.1 - 1.12), Annual Reports (module 2.1), and Transportation Safety (modules 3.1-3.9).

The virtual, non-facilitated training uses a platform called UTC Academy. For details on how to register, visit our website.

If you have any questions about household goods training or UTC Academy, email us at

You may be eligible for the Working Families Tax Credit

Working Families Tax Credit

There is a new tax credit available for qualifying Washington workers!

The Working Families Tax Credit is a new program that will provide payments up to $1,200 to low-to-moderate income individuals and families. The amounts are based on income level and the number of qualifying children.

The purpose of the Working Families Tax Credit is to stimulate the local economy, promote racial equity, and support the financial stability and well-being of Washington residents and their families.

The Department of Revenue (DOR) is already promoting the new program. To find more information and help spread the word among your networks, check DOR’s website at

Need forms or information?

Visit the commission’s website to get information or copies of documents such as laws, tariffs and rules. There are also commission approved bill of lading and estimate and cube sheet inventory forms. Failure to use correct forms can result in violations or penalties. You can also download the updated Motor Carrier Safety Guide. Find everything you need at