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Defining Your Distance

All moves are not created equal. This is an important concept that every professional mover is all too aware of. There are household moves and commercial moves. There are local moves and international moves. And as mentioned in previous blogs, it is vastly important to understand all the terminology that might be used in the wording of your moving contract. The following are terms that have to do with how far you want your moving company to take you.

LONG CARRY

An important thing to understand about your move is exactly how accessible your entrances and exits are to the large moving trucks that your company will be using. You can always measure this yourself or find out from your real estate agent. A Long Carry charge is the fee added when your movers have to carry items an “excessive distance” between the truck and their final destination. If there is no driveway access or temporary parking is unavailable on your street, you may incur fees that you weren’t expecting. It is important to check with each company to find out exactly what their allowance is in distance before they start to charge a Long Carry fee.

OPERATING AUTHORITY

The Operating Authority is the name given to a certification officially administered by either the state or national government. This regulatory documentation authorizes professional movers to transfer goods from one place to another and is usually defined to a specific geographical area or region. While there are 4 main kinds of Operating Authorities, it is most vital to make sure that your preferred mover is licensed to move your home of office from point A to point B. This becomes especially important for long distance moves where you will be crossing state or national lines. Asking questions about this kind of regulation on the front end, can not only help you to select an appropriate mover, but can help you to avoid extra charges and complications during your actual move.

Terminology Tuesday!

Elevator Carry: An adtermsditional fee that most moving companies charge in order to transport your goods in an elevator either at the pickup point or destination. To ensure the mover’s are aware of your particular moving needs, let them know if an elevator will be part of the move.

Full Service Move: The most common type of move with the carrier moving your household items from your old address to your new address. All the items are picked up from the originating rooms and placed in the new rooms. Furniture is wrapped in blankets for protection during transport. For an additional fee, full service providers will pack and unpack your boxes and hook-up your appliances.

Line haul Charges: Basic charges for long distance moves calculated by mileage and weight of your total shipment. Line haul charges are usually on top of additional charges.

Mobile Container: Large storage containers that are delivered to your home and will remain at your residence until you have completed loading them with your goods, then request pick-up from the moving company.

Operating Authority: The certification issued by a state or federal governmental department authorizing a mover or carrier to move household goods between designated geographical areas.

Re-Weigh: Depending on the kind of estimate you received, your goods may be re-weighed once they’ve been loaded on the truck. The moving charge would then be based on the re-weigh amount.

Total Loss: Restricted insurance for your household goods based on complete loss of your belongings. Make sure you check the details to ensure you are covered.

Warehouse Handling: An additional charge applicable each time storage-in-transit service is provided. This charge refers to the physical movement and removal of items within the warehouse.

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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.

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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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