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Terminology Tuesday!

Depending on the move, the specifics and details can get confusing. That’s why we created Terminology Tuesdays where each week we will go over five moving terms that will help you have a better understanding of your moving process. Be sure to check out our archives, we’ll be doing this each week. Enjoy!TT

 

Order for Service – a document authorizing the moving company to transport your household goods. 

SIT aka Storage-in-Transit  – the temporary storage of your household goods in the warehouse of the carrier’s agent, pending further transportation at a later date. SIT service may not exceed a total of 180 calendar days. After 180 days, the interstate nature of the shipment ends and is converted to the rules of the local warehouseman. 

Fuel Surcharge – just as it sounds, the carrier’s tariff provides for a percentage adjustment to the transportation charge, and SIT Pickup and Delivery, to aid in the recovery of the increased cost of fuel. The surcharge, which can change monthly, is based upon the national average cost of diesel as reported by the U.S. Department of Energy. 

Shuttle Service – As most of you might be familiar with, a shuttle service is used if the assigned over-the-road van is unable to make a normal pickup or delivery because of physical constraints. A shuttle service is the use of a secondary, smaller vehicle to complete the pickup or delivery. Charges for this service are based on the weight of the shipment and the location where the service is performed. 

Tariff – a publication containing the carrier’s rates, rules and regulations for services performed, applicable to the customer’s move.

Pick a Place! Any Place…

Imudf you could move anywhere in the world where would you go? Seriously anywhere…  Think about it, from the deep sea reefs of Australia to the tallest snowcapped peak in Nepal all the way to the romantic setting of the Eiffel tower.  Well, it’s fun to think about but then, reality starts setting in and you might realize that the dream of moving to the sandy beaches of Fiji may not be possible for where you are at in life right now. But rest assured because if the day shall come where the option of moving to your dream destination becomes a possibility, we can and will help make it happen. Long story short, we will first get all your belongings to the coast, whether it be east or west, then from there your things will be loaded onto a ship bound for your destination. We will even go one step further and arrange for services at your destination to bring your items to your door. What a great welcome to your new home gift!

We have experience with moving people and things from all over the world! Just because it is a big world does not mean moving across it needs to become a big problem. We are experienced international movers, relocating people to places all over the world- Australia, Israel, France, Libya (that was a tricky one), Japan, Turkey, ect, ect, ect (and the world goes on).

We can move anyone literally anywhere in the WORLD, we are your international moving company. So when and if you ever need to move abroad, lets us be the ones to make it happen!

Round, Round Get Around- We Get Around!

 From the moment you decide to move all the way until the day you are settled in your new destination, we are here for you, near far, wherever you are! We take pride in being an independent company and not becoming an agent of large anonymous van line. We also take pride in the name we have received as being one of the best moving companies in Northern Colorado as well as being locally owned. However, don’t be fooled to think that just because we represent Northern Colorado movers that we do not do nationwide moves. In fact, just recently, we unloaded a truck in Portland, OR which was then headed to Edgewood, WA then off to sin city, Las Vegas, NV before ever returning to Colorado.  We are constantly loading trucks and sending them to different places for different people and different reasons.

 Let’s just put it this way, our trucks get around… In a good way of course! Whether you are moving to Colorado or relocating from Colorado, we want to be your nationwide expert movers.  So, sit back and relax, just tell us when and where and we will take care of the rest. Trust us to take care of you.

Terminology Tuesday!

Depending on the move, the specifics and details can get confusing. That’s why we created Terminology Tuesdays where each week we will go over five moving terms that will help you have a better understanding of your moving process. Be sure to check out our archives, we’ll be doing this each week. Enjoy!

Binding and Non-Binding Estimate – a binding estimate is an agreement made in advance between the customer and the mover that guarantees the total cost of the move based on the quantities and services shown on the estimate. A non-binding estimate is the carrier’s approx. 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 on the day of the load. 

Bulky Article – to ensure safe transportation, some articles included in a shipment like big screen TVs, motorcycles, hot tubs, etc., require extra handling and/or blocking. Our tariff provides a schedule of extra charges for such articles.

IRR Surcharge aka Insurance-Related General Increase  –  the carrier’s tariff provides for a percentage adjustment to the transportation charge (and SIT Pickup and Delivery) to aid in the recovery of the increased cost of carrier’s and van operator’s liability insurance expenses. 

Non-Allowables/Prohibited Items – the Carrier will not accept shipment property that will contaminate or damage (i.e., bug infestations, chemicals, propane tanks, etc.) the carrier’s property or the property of other customers, nor will it remove items that would damage the article or the premises like furniture that will not fit through doorways. Further, the carrier will not accept liability for items of a perishable nature like food, wine collections, plants, etc.

Weight Additive – some articles included in a shipment like camper shells, boats, canoes, boat trailers, etc., are comparatively light and occupy space in the van that is not commensurate with their weight. For instance, one might load 4,000 pounds of furniture and cartons in the space taken by a 1,500-pound boat. To compensate for this inequity, our tariff provides a schedule of additional weights for such articles.

Terminology Tuesday!

Terminology Tuesday!

Depending on the move, the specifics and details can get confusing. That’s why we created Terminology Tuesdays where each week we will go over five moving terms that will help you have a better understanding of your moving process. Be sure to check out our archives, we’ll be doing this each week. Enjoy!

Agent – an affiliated moving company authorized to act on behalf of the van line. The agent may handle the booking, origin, hauling and/or destination services.

Booking Agent – accepts the order for the customer’s move and registers it with the van line. The booking agent may or may not be the origin or destination agent.

Origin agent – the agent designated in the origin area to be available for preliminary readying of the shipment before movement and/or to provide information regarding the customer’s move. 

Cash on Delivery (COD) – shipments where the customer pays the moving charges at the time of delivery. For COD shipments, payment is required in cash or by traveler’s check, money order or cashier’s check. If a credit card is used, it must be arranged with the booking agent because authorization is required prior to loading. In most cases, personal checks are not accepted.

Method of Payment – payment must be in the form of cash, money order, a bank cashier’s check, traveler’s or a credit card. Credit card payment must be pre-approved prior to loading. In some cases, personal checks are not accepted.

Valuing Feedback

After every move Exodus Moving & Storage completes, we will request your input about your moving experience with us. Continuous improvement is the hallmark of our success as a company and we are always anxious to get your feedback on how well we did our moving job.

Competitive and Accurate Estimates

The Cost of relocation is either based on weight or number of men and trucks needed as well as distance traveling. At no charge to you, one of our experienced and courteous Move Coordinators will review their move in great detail and provide you with an accurate move quote. Our Move Coordinator will also confirm requested pick-up and delivery dates.

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