Broker: Companies that arrange for the truck transportation of the items of others, utilizing for hire companies to provide the actual truck transportation. A broker does not have responsibility for the belongings.
Carrier: The mover in charge of transporting the goods. In long distance moves, your carrier will probably have a very large truck, that could carry many other people’s items along with yours. For local moving your carrier will likely have small trucks designed for local moving.
Truck for hire: A trucking company that is paid to transport cargo belonging to others. These trucks can be very big, and sometimes can be very difficult to maneuver in residential neighborhoods.
Order For Service: A list of all the services the mover will perform, and the rates for those services, and shows the dates your household goods will be picked up and delivered. Read this carefully so you know exactly the movers duties during the move.
Warehouse Handling: A charge that compensates the mover for the physical placement and removal of items within a warehouse. Often you are not ready to move into your new house and your furniture needs to be stored. Remember the more times your furniture is handled, the more likely it is there will be damage.
Advanced Charges: Charges for services performed by someone other than the mover. Usually a third party service is paid by the mover. Most line haul drivers are equipped with tools to handle many situations with your move.
Bill of Lading: A contract between you and the mover and a receipt of your belongings. Go over this carefully with your moving representative, know the terms of the contract.
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Tariff: A list of rates, rules, regulations, and available services. Each moving company publishes its own tariffs and these must be provided to you upon request.
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Packing Large Fake Plants * A good way to pack and protect your large fake plants is to place them into wardrobe cartons, which are cartons about 4 to 5 foot tall.
Contact Your Insurance Company * Prior to moving be sure to contact your insurance company and notify them of the fact you are moving. This way he can be sure to update coverages and also contact information to keep your policies current.
Research Nearby Schools * Research nearby schools and along with parks and other recreational opportunities for your children before you move. Go to online neighborhood websites, along with any city or county websites that may provide info. Visit any prospect schools and local parks, both during school hours and after hours and evening to get a feel for safety issues.
What Are My Options For Buying Interstate Moving Insurance * Interstate movers normally must offer two different liability options referred to as valuation coverage: (1) Full Value Protection and (2) Released Value.
When you need automobile moving services simply visit a search engine and enter automobile movers. People who aren’t internet savy still think that it is difficult to find qualified moving companies where they live. Ever since the invention of the internet it cannot be any more simple. Just type whatever phrase into Bing and in seconds, up comes your results. Locating companies whether it be auto movers or auto transport services are now just seconds away. When contacting various movers it is most wise to obtain reliable moving quotes and then begin to check mover licensing and reputation prior to selecting a mover.
Do moving companies offer insurance to their consumers?
Moving companies are not insurance companies, and thus do not sell or offer “insurance” directly to consumers. Instead, the moving company is usually the insured party, and tariff rules allow them to sell “valuation” to consumers. Valuation is a declaration on the shipping document by the consumer of the maximum value the moving company can be held liable for damage to the consumers goods, while in custody of the mover. Similar to insurance, there are varying levels of valuation coverage, with varying deductibles. The higher levels of valuation coverage cost more than lesser levels of valuation. Similarly, lower deductibles coverages cost more than higher deductible coverages. Regardless of whatever level of valuation the consumer selects prior to services, there are many exclusions and limitations to moving company liability.
When does the moving company expect to be paid?
Most moving company fees and charges are collected on delivery. That is, when the goods arrive for delivery, most moving company contracts state that the movers be paid before the release of the goods. There can be different payment requirements for moving locally and moving long distance. Surely, for long distance or out of state moving, the movers will want to secure payment prior to unloading. In some cases for local moving, which usually charges by the hour, some movers will not require payment until after unloading, but still many may want to be paid prior to unloading (unloading time will be estimated). In addition, sometimes for large office moves, which moving companies may require reservation of significant amounts of trucks and personnel, some movers may require a reservation deposit.
- What is a full service moving company?
- How do movers charge the customer? / How are these prices charged?
- Does someone have to be present when having their items moved?
- Can someone have their belongings relocated to two different locations?
Full service local moving is a great choice if you can afford it. This is when you hire a local mover in your area to not only do all the moving, but also to pack all of the boxes. For larger local moves, the moving company will often pack all of the boxes one day, then return and do the moving the next day.
Moving Companies will give a quote based on what you tell them you have or if they go out to your place for a physical walk through estimate. Usually local movers charge by the hour. Long distance moving is charged by distance and how much the shipment weighs.
In most cases the shipper or representative of the shipper must be present at the beginning of services. This is so that someone can provide signatures authorizing the moving company to provide the services as outlined within their freight bill or other shipping documents. In addition, the moving company needs to get clear instructions with regard to what services are needed. In addition, normally someone needs to be present to receive the goods, and sign for receipt of the goods.
Yes it is possible to have your belongings relocated to multiple locations. Most local moving companies charge by the hour so it will be at the expense of the consumer if you need to things relocated to two different locations. Long distance movers normally charge a set fee for additional delivery locations, in addition to the weight and mileage charge for the actual move.
What to Bring on Long Trips
Here are some items you may want to bring if you are driving long distances: A map or directions to where you are going, food, water, clothes, cell phone, money, hygiene items, road flares, car oil, fire extinguisher, a can of fix-a-flat, and extra water for your car’s engine.
Movers Must Provide Their Tariff Upon Request
Charges that a mover assesses for its services must be contained in a tariff, which has be made available to you upon request. If you think that a mover has overcharged you, you can contact the Surface Transportation Board at 1-866-254-1792
Take One Last Look
Take one last look around the house before the moving truck leaves the house. It’s very easy to miss stuff that may be hidden in the closet. So do one last look before the truck leaves the house, you won’t regret it.
Moving Terms – Estimate
Estimate: All charges for services the mover will perform. Understand the terms of the estimate so there will be no misunderstanding on the job the movers will perform.
Clean Patio Furniture Before Moving
The main reason for cleaning your patio furniture is so that you don’t move bugs and bug eggs to your new home via the moving truck.