.The receipt for your goods and the contract for their transportation. It is your responsibility to understand the bill of lading before you sign it. If you do not agree with something on the bill of lading, do not sign it until you are satisfied that it is correct. The bill of lading is an important document. Don't lose or misplace your copy.
A binding Estimate is an agreement made in advance with the mover that guarantees the total cost of the move based on the quantities and Moving services shown on the Estimate. A non-binding Estimate is the carrier's approximation of the cost based on the estimated weight of the shipment and the accessorial services requested. A non-binding Estimate is not binding on the carrier and the final charges will be based on the actual weight and tariff provisions in effect
The mover providing transportation of your household goods.
Transportation for a private shipper for which payment is required at the time of delivery at the destination residence (or warehouse).
An agreement with the mover to perform transportation by a set date in exchange for charges based on a higher minimum weight.
Guaranteed Pickup and Delivery Service
An additional level of service whereby dates of service are guaranteed, with the mover providing reimbursement for delays. This premium service is often subject to minimum weight requirements.
High Value Article
Items included in a shipment that are valued at more than $100 per pound. These items should be disclosed to the mover to ensure they are protected accordingly.
The detailed descriptive list of your household goods showing the number and condition of each item.
Line haul Charges
Charges for the vehicle transportation portion of your move. These charges apply in addition to the additional service charges.
Order for Service
The document authorizing the mover to transport your household goods.
Order (Bill of Lading) Number
The number used to identify and track your shipment.
Peak Season Rates
Higher line haul charges that are applicable during the summer months.
Pickup and Delivery Charges
Separate transportation charges applicable for transporting your shipment between the SIT warehouse and your residence.
Use of a smaller vehicle to provide service to residences that are not accessible to the mover's normal linehaul equipment.
Temporary warehouse storage of your shipment pending further transportation, for example, if your new home isn't quite ready to occupy. You must specifically request SIT service, which may not exceed a total of 90 days of storage, and you will be responsible for the added charges for SIT service, as well as the warehouse handling and final delivery charges.
The mover's required, published price list of rules, regulations, rates and charges for the performance of interstate Moving services.
The degree of "worth" of the shipment. The valuation charge compensates the mover for assuming a greater degree of liability than that provided for in the base transportation charges.
An additional charge applicable each time SIT service is provided. This charge compensates the mover for the physical placement and removal of items within the warehouse
|Changing your Address|
Changing your address isn’t the hardest part of moving (at least compared to lugging your grand piano down three flights of stairs), but making sure everyone who needs your new address has it isn’t as easy as you might think. Unless you fill out an official US Post Office change of address form, your mail won’t follow you to your new address. And unless you remind yourself to mail out change of address cards to all the companies you do business with, your magazine subscriptions will be worthless in a few months.
Of course, that’s all common sense. But did you know you don’t have to go down the post office to get the change of address form? Read over the following tips to make sure that when you move your mail will be moving with you: