Mover News - July 2023

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July 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 other state and federal transportation agencies.

The commission recently hosted an adoption hearing and expects to publish the final rules later this month

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

Consumer Moving Guides

Don't forget - you are required to distribute the Consumer Moving Guide to customers. Please visit our website to view the latest edition. 

New household goods carrier permits

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

  • Team Brown
  • Immediate Relocation Services
  • 7Lenora
  • Nest Moving and Storage LLC
  • Ed’s Moving & Storage Inc
  • San Juan Moving Company

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, August 23, 2023. Email us at to register.

Additional live training dates include:

  • Wednesday, October 18
  • Wednesday, December 13

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

Help stop human trafficking

Help stop human trafficking information

The UTC is proud to work alongside the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) and fellow transportation and travel industry leaders to combat human trafficking.  

Every year, millions of men, women, and children are held against their will and trafficked into forced labor and commercial sex. While on the roads, you could be the key to their freedom.

Help support the campaign by learning the signs and reporting suspicious activity. Learn more on the FMCSA website

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