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N.C. tells movers to provide criminal record checks

RALEIGH — North Carolina regulators are enforcing a rule that requires the heads of in-state moving companies to provide a criminal background check.

The News & Observer of Raleigh reported today that moving companies had until April to submit records about company owners and principals. The state utilities commission adopted the rule two years ago to protect the public from shady haulers.

The newspaper reports about half the state’s 270 certified moving companies haven’t submitted required information showing the criminal history and valid citizenship or legal working status of company owners. The requirement does not apply to employees.

The utilities commission could start fining movers after its hearing Tuesday, but it could also grant extensions or delay the matter.

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