Posted on: October 15, 2020
If you’re planning to move, you may come across some terms you are unfamiliar with. To help make your move easier, Baymeadows Jacksonville prepared a list of the 10 most commonly used terms in the moving industry.
Accessorial charges – charges for additional services like packing and unpacking that are charged to the client in addition to the cost of transportation.
Bill of landing – a contract between the moving company and the client that includes all the important information about the move.
Estimate – there are two types of estimates. A binding estimate is a written agreement that includes the total cost of the move based on an estimate made before the actual move. A non-binding estimate is an estimate that is not guaranteed – the final cost of the move will depend on the final weight of your items or extra services needed.
Interstate move – moving across state lines.
Intrastate move – moving within the state you live in.
Linehaul charges – charges for long-distance moves calculated by mileage and weight of items being moved.
Long carry charge – a charge for movers have to carry your items a long way from your home to the truck.
Non-allowable list (prohibited items) – a list of items a moving company does not want to move. These can be dangerous items like chemicals or items that can damage the truck like extra-large pieces of furniture.
Order for service – a document that authorizes the moving company to move your items.
PBO – packed by owner.
Quote – a typically free estimate that a moving company gives based on your needs.
Self-service mover – a company that rents out trucks or trailers for clients to complete the move on their own.
Shuttle service – a smaller vehicle transporting items to a place inaccessible to a truck.
Stair-carry charge – a charge for movers carrying your items up and down stairs.
Storage-in-transit – storing your items in a warehouse until you are ready to bring them to your new home.
Tariff – a list of a moving company’s rates, rules, and regulations. These vary based on the type of move (local, long-distance, etc.)
Valuation – the total value of items to be moved, as stated by the mover. This is the maximum amount for which the moving company will be liable for.
Baymeadows Jacksonville can help make your next move as smooth and stress-free as possible. If you have any questions about moving, want to request a free quote, or are ready to start with your move, please contact us today!