Understanding your Estimate
Please read the following to understand what your estimate includes and excludes. The estimate includes: door to door service loading, unloading, disassembly and reassembly (large furniture if needed), mileage, tolls, taxes and labor of our professional employees, basic liability insurance of $0.60 per pound, per article, up to a total of $10,000. Free blanket wrapping of basic wooden furniture, is included in this estimate. Up to one month of free storage will be provided upon request. A binding estimate articulates, ahead of time, the exact cost of the move based on the list of items, services requested or deemed necessary at the time of the estimate. If the client adds items to be moved and or requires additional services, there will be additional charges. Additional items will be charged at the additive cubic feet rate listed above and additional services will be charged in accordance with our USDOT registered tariff. Below please find further information regarding specific additional costs. The Estimate excludes: storage charges exceeding 30 days, if free storage period exceeds 30 days an additional month will be added at the rate of $0.35 per cuft of the total Shipment (with a minimum of 285 cuft) for the additional 30 day period plus $50.00 admin fee. Storage fees are not prorated. First flight of stairs (7 stairs or less) will be provided free of charge. Each additional flight will be charged at the rate of $1.00 per every 14 cuft of the total volume of the shipment (285 cuft. minimum). Customers with elevators will be charged $1.00 per every 14 cuft. (285 cuft. minimum). All free packing materials (moving blankets & tape) will be provided to the customer on the day of the pickup only, if extra packing supplies are used, there will be an extra charge. From truck to door if the total carry is more than 100ft there’ll be an additional charge for each 75ft. of $75 (no prorating). If a shuttle service is needed to complete your delivery, this will be added at $0.35 per cuft (285 cuft. minimum) of the entire shipment weight plus truck rental fees. This estimate is based on information provided by the client and is subject to change.
WARNING: If a moving company loses or damages your goods, there are 2 different standards for the company’s liability based on the types of rates you pay. BY FEDERAL LAW, THIS FORM MUST CONTAIN A FILLED-IN ESTIMATE OF THE COST OF A MOVE FOR WHICH THE MOVING COMPANY IS LIABLE FOR THE FULL (REPLACEMENT) VALUE OF YOUR GOODS in the event of loss of, or damage to, the goods. This form may also contain an estimate of the cost of a move in which the moving company is liable for FAR LESS than the replacement value of your goods, typically at a lower cost to you. You will select the liability level later, on the bill of lading (contract) for your move. Before selecting a liability level, please read “Your Rights and Responsibilities When You Move,” provided by the moving company, and seek further information at the government website “www.protectyourmove.gov.”
OPTION 1– Full (Replacement) Value Protection.
This level of protection is provided at an additional cost to you; it provides full value protection of your household goods. Under this option, a claim for any article that may be lost, destroyed or damaged while in your mover’s custody will be settled based on the weight of the individual article. Please ask your sales representative for more details.
OPTION 2 – WAIVER of Full (Replacement) Value Protection.
This lower level of protection is provided at no additional cost beyond the base rate; however it provides only minimal protection that is considerably less than the average value of household goods. Under this option, a claim for any article that may be lost, destroyed or damaged while in your mover’s custody will be settled based on sixty cents per pound per article.
We require a $200.00 deposit to secure your slot on the schedule. Payment forms accepted, for deposit, are Visa, MasterCard and Discover. The deposit is fully refundable up to 72 hours prior to the moving date, if cancellation is necessary. 50% of the total balance is due at the time of pick up. The remaining balance is due at delivery. All charges must be paid before your shipment is unloaded at destination. Forms of payment that are accepted are: cash, cashier’s check and money order. Visa, Master and Discover Card are also accepted with a 3% convenience fee. We do not accept Personal checks at any time.
Estimated delivery time begins from customer’s first available date to receive the shipment. Delivery spread does not begin on the day of pick-up. Delivery spreads are as follows: 1-5 business days (IL, IN, OH, Central WI); 1-7 business days (MO, OK, AR, TN,KY, MI); 1-10 business days (MN, IA, KS, LA, MS, AL, FL,GA, SC, NC, VA, MD, DE, NJ, RI, CT, MA, NY, WV, PA, North East WI, North West WI, East Central TX);1-14 business days (SD, NE, CO, NM, AZ, NV, CA, UT, WY, VT, NH); 1-21 business days (WA, OR, ID, MT, ME, ND)
****please make sure that you reviewing the links below Your Rights and Responsibilities
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