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What You Need to Know About Your Bill of Lading

What is a Bill of Lading and What is its Purpose? – Tips from Your Miami Movers

When moving with professional Miami movers, you will receive a document called the bill of lading on your moving day. This document is the most important moving documents you’ll receive. It serves a contract between you and the professional moving company you trust to execute your move. It is best to keep the bill of lading close to you throughout the moving process. Our full-service Miami movers explain what to expect from your bill of lading.


What is the Bill of Lading?

The bill of lading is issued by a carrier, typically your professional Miami movers. It lists the items being transported and the specifies the how and when those items will be transported. Your Miami movers are required by law to issue a bill of lading for every move they perform. It serves as a contract between you and your Miami movers that ensures your belongings will be picked up and delivered to your new home on-time and all the services you requested will be provided.

The information written in your order of service should completely match with the information on your bill of lading. Be sure to read the entire document before signing it. If there is a condition on the bill of lading you don’t want to agree to, you can request your Miami movers to make the appropriate changes. Before signing your bill of lading, check for the following requirements:


Bill of Lading Requirements

1. The name and address of your Miami mover or the motor carrier that issued the bill of lading. The contact information of other companies involved in your move should be also be included.

2. The time and date of the pickup and delivery of your belongings. Plus, any penalties or per diem entitlements due should the terms of your agreement not get met.

3. The accurate address of the place you are moving to.

4. The method of payment that will be expected upon delivery, specifying whether you’ll use a credit card or check to pay your Miami movers.

5. The total cost of your move including any the costs of the additional services you requested.

6. The maximum amount your Miami mover [DM1] will charge you at the time of delivery for you to obtain possession of your shipment under a collect-on-delivery basis.

7. The identification number(s) of the moving vehicle(s) that will be transporting your items.

8. An inventory list of what is inside the moving truck, your belongings that are being transported.

9. Required attachments:
The binding or non-binding estimate
The order for service