Washington Utilities and Transportation Commission
The commission initiates this special proceeding to determine whether Chana Green d/b/a Great American Moving & Storage (Great American Moving) has engaged, and continues to engage, in business as a common carrier for transportation of household goods for compensation within the state of Washington without possessing the permit required for such operations.
On September 6, 2013, the commission entered Order 01, Order Instituting Special Proceeding; Complaint Seeking to Impose Penalties; and Notice of Mandatory Appearance at Hearing, initiating Docket TV-131603. The commission convened an initial hearing in this docket on October 8, 2013. The parties utilized this time as a prehearing conference. At the initial hearing Great American Moving asserted that is performed only interstate moves. The parties agreed that a full evidentiary hearing would be necessary to determine whether Great American Moving should be classified as a household goods company.
The commission held an evidentiary hearing in this matter on November 14, 2013, at UTC headquarters in Olympia, Washington.
On December 23, 2013, the commission entered an Initial Order (Order 03) Requiring Respondent to Cease and Desist From Conducting Business as a Household Goods Moving Company Without the Necessary Certificate; Imposing Penalties. Under RCW 80.01.060(3), Order 03 became final on January 14, 2014, by operation of law.
On February 25, 2014, the commission issued a letter to the parties in this matter, stating that Great American Moving has not complied with the conditions under which the commission suspended $3,500 of the $5,000 penalty assessment. The full penalty amount of $5,000, therefore, is now due and payable.
On March 4, 2014, Great American Moving filed a Motion for Extension of Deadline to Reconsider the Final Order and Motion to Reconsider (Motions) where the company asks that the commission reinstate the suspensionof the $3,500 portion of the penalty.
On May 8, 2014 the commission entered Order 04, Order Denying Motions and that the full $5,000 penalty, less the $400 paid to date, remains overdue and payable.
Docket TV-131603 - All Documents