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Moving Terms to Know When Hiring Our Movers

All My Sons Moving & Storage in Florida

Before you move to Pensacola, there are going to be documents you’ll need to read and understand. This can be a tricky process if you don’t understand some of the terms being used in the important documents. All My Sons Moving & Storage, your premier Florida Panhandle movers, are here to help you better understand some moving terms that are used often when going through the moving process.

Accessorial Charges: Charges made by the moving company for services such as unpacking and appliance servicing that are charged in addition to the actual transport costs. When working with the Florida Panhandle movers at All My Sons Moving & Storage, these fees are already included when you opt for the full-service option.

American Moving & Storage Association (AMSA): The trade organization for the moving industry.

Bill of Lading: The receipt for your goods and the contract for their transportation. It is your responsibility to understand the Bill of Lading before you sign it. If you do not agree with something on the Bill of Lading, do not sign it until you are satisfied that it is correct. The Bill of Lading is an important document given to you by your Florida Panhandle movers. Do not lose it.

Cube: A measurement of the capacity or cubic space of a truck or container. The industry average is seven pounds per cubic foot.

Cube Sheet: A document used to determine the cubic feet that furniture, appliances, cartons and other articles that will be in your moving van. By converting the cubic feet into pounds, an estimated weight is used to help calculate the cost for a move.

Estimate, Binding: A written agreement with your moving company stating the total cost of the move based on an estimate of items prior to your move.

Estimate, Non-Binding: Final charges based upon the actual weight of your shipment, the tariff (see below) provisions in effect, and any additional charges incurred along the way.

Tariff: A comprehensive list of your moving company's rates, rules and regulations for your specific move. Tariffs vary depending on your specific move to Pensacola, such as if it’s long distance or not.

Flight Charge: An extra charge for carrying items up or down flights of stairs.

Interstate Move: The relocation of goods in the United States from a place in one state to a place in a different state.

Local move: Generally, a move that is within a 30-mile radius.

Overflow: When articles that need to be relocated are left behind due to insufficient space on the moving van. An additional van is then utilized for the extra space and delivery. The items in overflow can also be called leave overs.

Quote: An estimation of a price that a moving company will provide, based on your specific moving needs. Quotes are especially helpful in choosing between two or more moving companies. At All My Sons Moving & Storage Pensacola, you get a free, no-obligation quote.

Call us today to schedule your move to Pensacola with All My Sons!