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.