additional moving services
Additional moving services are added services that you need to have done such as packing or unpacking. There may be additional charges for additional services.
Also known as: accessorial moving services
Advanced charges are related to moving services that are not performed by the moving company but by a third party. These charges are usually added to your moving company’s charges.
Also known as: advanced charge
Agents represent moving companies and act on behalf of them.
Also known as: moving agents
Appliance service is the work done for electrical appliances to keep them safe during shipping.
bill of lading
Bill of lading is the contract and the receipt for your moved items. Don’t sign the bill of lading if there is anything you disagree with.
Also known as: order number
Bulky items are items that have a low weight compared to its size such as a camper or golf cart. These items cost extra.
The carrier is the mover that will be transporting your household items.
Also known as: mover, moving company
A claim is a statement of loss or damage that has occurred to your household items while they were in your mover’s care.
C.O.D. is when payment is required at the time of delivery. This is usually when a private shipper delivers to a destination and then payment is required at the delivery.
Also known as: cash on delivery
Declared valuation is the amount of value of your household items that are being shipped.
Also known as: declared value
A dishpack is a box that is specifically used for packing dishes.
Also known as: dishpacks
Driver is the driver or operator of your moving truck and also may be the supervisor of the move including the loading and unloading, etc.
Expedited service is an arrangement with the moving company to do the move by a set date.
Also known as: expedited moving
full service moving company
Full service moving companies are those that provide all services required for a successful move, including packing, loading, moving, unpacking/belonging delivery.
Full-service packing will provide the packing and includes all of the supplies such as boxes needed for the packing.
Also known as: full-service moving
Gross weight is the weight of the moving truck after your household goods have been loaded.
guaranteed pickup and delivery service
Guaranteed pickup and delivery service is a guaranteed date of service and if the mover does not meet the guaranteed date they will provide some type of reimbursement.
high value article
High value articles are items that are being moved which are valued at more than $100 per pound.
Also known as: high value articles
Inventory is a list of your household items. This list will give a description and also note the condition of each item.
long distance moving company
Long distance moving companies are those that move households and businesses over long distances. Some long distance carriers are affiliated with national van lines or international shipping companies, which allow them to provide service across state lines and internationally.
Also known as: long distance moving companies
A moving company is the company that arranges and conducts the transport of your household items to a new location.
Also known as: mover
moving company prices
Moving company prices are the prices charged by the moving company and may be specific to that company.
Also known as: moving company price
Moving process is the process or course of moving including plans, packing, loading, unloading, etc.
order for service
Order for service authorizes the moving company to transport your household items.
packed by owner
Packed by owner simply means that you will be doing all of the packing for your move. A driver does have the right to inspect boxes that he/she does not feel are packed safely.
Also known as: PBO
peak season rates
Peak season rates are the charges that may be charged during the summer months when the line haul charges are higher.
pickup and delivery charge
Pickup and delivery charges are charges that are for taking your shipment between the storage in transit and your home.
Also known as: pickup and delivery charges
Shuttle service is the use of a smaller vehicle when the residence cannot be reached with the normal moving equipment.
Also known as: auxiliary service, shuttle truck
Storage-in-transit is the temporary storage of your belongings waiting on further transportation. There may be a maximum total for days of storage
Also known as: SIT
Valuation is how much your shipment is worth. This is an important figure because it will help determine what restitution is paid if there is any damage or loss of items during the move.
Also known as: value
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