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Moving Company Key Terms

  • What is a moving company?

A moving company is a business that provide moving and relocation services, including local, long-distance and international trucking and shipping of used household, institutional and commercial goods, furniture and equipment.

  • What are accessorial charges?

Accessorial charges are charges made by the moving company for services such as unpacking and appliance servicing that are charged in addition to the actual transport costs.

  • What is Appliance Service?

A service offered by moving companies or a third-party to prepare appliances like washing machines, dryers, and refrigerators for transportation. This service may not include the disconnection of plumbing or electrical services.

  • What is Assembly and Disassembly?

The process of taking apart furniture before loading it into the moving truck and reassembling it at the destination.

  • What is a binding estimate?

A binding estimate is a written agreement with your moving company guaranteeing the total cost of the move based on an estimate of items prior to your move.

  • What is a Delivery Report?

A report, signed by the customer, used to verify the delivery of household goods at the destination.

  • What is a Full-Service Mover?

A full-service mover is a mover who picks up items from each room of your current house, and delivers them directly to specific rooms in your new home.

  • What is Gross Weight?

The combined weight of a moving truck loaded with household goods.

  • What are High Value Articles?

Items in a shipment that are valued at more than $100 per pound.

  • What is an Interstate Move?

A move that is outside of the state that you currently reside in.

  • What is an Intrastate Move?

A move that is within the same state that you currently reside in.

  • What is Inventory?

A detailed list of the quantity and condition of household items.

  • What are mobile containers?

Large storage containers that are delivered to your home, and remain there until you have pack them and request that they be picked up and delivered to your new residence.

  • What is Net weight?

The weight of a shipment; obtained by subtracting the tare weight (the weight of the moving truck) from the gross weight (the weight of the fully-loaded moving truck).

  • What I the order for service?

The document authorizing a moving company to move your items.

  • What is overflow?

When items are left behind due to insufficient space on the primary moving truck. An additional truck is then utilized to transport the leftover items.

  • What Is packing service?

Movers will pack your items before the move and unpack them after delivery.

  • What are packing supplies?

Also known as packing materials, these are cardboard boxes, stretch wrap, packing paper, bubble wrap, foam sheets, packing peanuts, packing tape, and other equipment used to protect or contain household items.

  • What is a quote?

An estimation of price that a moving company will provide based on your specific moving needs. Quotes are especially helpful in choosing between two or more moving companies.

  • What is a Stair-Carry Charge?

An extra charge for having movers carry your items up or down flights of stairs.

  • What is a Tarif?

Moving Company Key Terms

What is a moving company?

A moving company is a business that provide moving and relocation services, including local, long-distance and international trucking and shipping of used household, institutional and commercial goods, furniture and equipment.

What are accessorial charges?

Accessorial charges are charges made by the moving company for services such as unpacking and appliance servicing that are charged in addition to the actual transport costs.

What is Appliance Service?

A service offered by moving companies or a third-party to prepare appliances like washing machines, dryers, and refrigerators for transportation. This service may not include the disconnection of plumbing or electrical services.

What is Assembly and Disassembly?

The process of taking apart furniture before loading it into the moving truck and reassembling it at the destination.

What is a binding estimate?

A binding estimate is a written agreement with your moving company guaranteeing the total cost of the move based on an estimate of items prior to your move.

What is a Delivery Report?

A report, signed by the customer, used to verify the delivery of household goods at the destination.

What is a Full-Service Mover?

A full-service mover is a mover who picks up items from each room of your current house, and delivers them directly to specific rooms in your new home.

What is Gross Weight?

The combined weight of a moving truck loaded with household goods.

What are High Value Articles?

Items in a shipment that are valued at more than $100 per pound.

What is an Interstate Move?

A move that is outside of the state that you currently reside in.

What is an Intrastate Move?

A move that is within the same state that you currently reside in.

What is Inventory?

A detailed list of the quantity and condition of household items.

What are mobile containers?

Large storage containers that are delivered to your home, and remain there until you have pack them and request that they be picked up and delivered to your new residence.

What is Net weight?

The weight of a shipment; obtained by subtracting the tare weight (the weight of the moving truck) from the gross weight (the weight of the fully-loaded moving truck).

What I the order for service?

The document authorizing a moving company to move your items.

What is overflow?

When items are left behind due to insufficient space on the primary moving truck. An additional truck is then utilized to transport the leftover items.
What Is packing service?

Movers will pack your items before the move and unpack them after delivery.

What are packing supplies?

Also known as packing materials, these are cardboard boxes, stretch wrap, packing paper, bubble wrap, foam sheets, packing peanuts, packing tape, and other equipment used to protect or contain household items.

What is a quote?

An estimation of price that a moving company will provide based on your specific moving needs. Quotes are especially helpful in choosing between two or more moving companies.

What is a Stair-Carry Charge?

An extra charge for having movers carry your items up or down flights of stairs.

What is a Tarif?

A comprehensive list of your moving company’s rates, rules and regulations for your specific move. Tariff’s vary based on type of move (i.e. long distance vs. short distance).