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Additional Services -
Services such as packing, appliance servicing, unpacking, or stair carries that are needed due to either your request or building regulations may result in additional charges.
Advanced Charges -
Charges for services performed by a third party at your request. The charges for these services are paid for by the mover and added to the charges on your Bill of Lading.
Agent -
A local moving company authorized to act on behalf of a larger, national company.
Bill of Lading -
This is the contract between the mover and the customer. It also acts as a receipt. It is important to understand everything on the bill of lading before you sign it.
Binding/Non-Binding Estimate -
    Binding: The mover quotes a flat price based upon a given inventory. No matter how long the job takes, the flat price is always paid. It is given only when an onsite estimate is performed. Non-Binding: These estimates are based upon the movers' previous experience of jobs similar to yours. As the name suggests, these estimates are subject to change.
  • Hourly Rates: Customers are charged by the hour per man, per truck.
Carrier -
This is the mover with whom you're working.
C.O.D. - Cash on delivery -
This is when payment is required at the time of delivery. Make sure to ask if your payment should be in cash, credit or check.
Depreciated Value Coverage -
See Assessed Value Coverage.
Expedited Service -
This is an agreement to transport goods by a set date in exchange for a higher rate.
Guaranteed Pickup and Delivery Service -
A premium service whereby dates of service are guaranteed, with the mover providing reimbursement for delays. This type of service is often subject to minimum weight requirements.
High Value Article -
These are items in a shipment that are valued at more than $100 per pound.
Inventory -
The detailed descriptive list of your household goods showing the quantity and condition of each item.
Linehaul Charges -
Basic method of billing for long distance service. Linehaul charges are calculated by mileage and the weight of your shipment. Linehaul charges may not include fees for charges such as the ones noted in Additional charges.
Long Carry Charge -
An additional charge incurred when articles must be carried an excessive distance to the movers truck.
Local moving -
Local moving usually refers to moves of less than 100 miles within the same state. This type of move is based on hourly rates and is regulated by the states DOT (Department of Transportation) or other regulatory body.
Order for Service -
The authorizing document allowing movers to move your goods.
Order Number Also known as the Bill of Lading. -
It's the number used to identify and track your shipment.
Peak Season Rates -
A premium rate that is charged at certain times of the year. This rate is generally applied in the summer months.
Pickup and Delivery Charges -
This is an additional charge that is applied when you have to transport your shipment between the Storage in Transit warehouse and your residence.
Your Rights and Responsibilities When You Move -
A document prepared by the Federal Highway Administration (FHA) to inform consumers of their rights and responsibilities as a shipper of household goods.
Shuttle Service -
Occurs when a smaller vehicle is used to haul goods to a location that is not accessible to large moving trailers.
Stair-Carry Charge -
An extra charge for carrying items up or down flights of stairs.
Storage-In-Transit (SIT) -
Temporary warehousing of your goods pending further transportation or transportation to your new home if it isn't ready for occupancy. You may not exceed a total of 180 days of storage, and you are responsible for the added SIT charges as well as the warehouse handling and final delivery charges.
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Greg Butler
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5415 Beacon Dr, Suite 125
Irondale, AL 35210
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