Transporting Trucks, Boats and Automobiles

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auto transportAsk your Personal Relocation Consultant for options to transport cars, mini-vans, pickup trucks, boats and other vehicles to your new home by Florida Moving Systems (A North American Van Lines Agent) on an auto transport carrier or aboard the moving van.

Remember:

  • Automobiles should have one quarter or less fuel in the gas tank
  • Check automobiles for any oil, battery acid or radiator fluid leaks
  • Boats should be drained of all fuel and oil in the motor

A Few Reminders When Moving With A Pet

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Before moving your pet, here are some important reminders:
  • Schedule an examination by a veterinarian
  • Your veterinarian may suggest a tranquilizer or other precautionary measure
  • Obtain copies of your pet’s health and vaccination records and update identification tags
moving-with-pets-fl-moveIf you will travel by air, contact the airline well in advance to check regulations and services and to make reservations.  Book a weekday flight when there tends to be more cargo room.  Also, try to book a direct flight to reduce your pet’s confinement time.

Select a portable air-transport kennel that’s large enough for your pet to stand and move around.  Most airlines sell or rent these special carriers.  let your pet get accustomed to the kennel in advance of the trip.  mark the container “Live Animal”, and affix a label that includes your pet’s name, new address, phone number and special handling instructions.

If you will travel by car, acquaint your pet with car travel by taking it for short drives around the neighborhood. moving-with-pets-car-fl-move Don’t feed your pet for several hours prior to your trip.  Do, however, pack a canteen of fresh, cool water and stop frequently for drinks and walks.

If you stay overnight in a hotel, determine ahead of time if pets are welcome.  Finally (and this is important for ALL pets at all times) Never leave an animal unattended in a car.

Even in moderately warm weather, the temperature inside a car can reach 120 degrees in just a few minutes.  Conversely, in winter months, the temperature can drop will below freezing before you realize it.

Birds and small pets such as hamsters can travel by car in their cages, provided the cage is stable, properly ventilated, and protected from drafts.  Covering the cage may help to keep your pet calm.

Happy Moving!!!

Maximum Value Protection | Protect Your Valuables

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Maximum Value Protection

At Florida Moving Systems, Inc, we’ll work closely with you to make sure every item we move is packed properly, transported safely and unloaded professionally.  In the rare event that one of your items is damaged while under our care, North American offers Maximum Value Protection (MVP).  MVP is a protection service that offers full replacement value or cost or repair if your household item is lost of damaged during the move, up to the dollar amount that you declare. 

How does MVP work?

You bought your armoire for $1600, and it weighs 150 lbs.  In an unusual circumstance, it is damaged beyond repair.  If you selected full MVP coverage, you are compensated for the full replacement value. *  If you selected the minimal basic coverage, your reimbursement is limited to 60 cents per pond of the item.  

Look at this comparison:

Maximum Value Protection Coverage             See the difference? Ask your Relocation Consultant to determine how much coverage is right for you. 

Pairs and Sets

MVP even covers matched pairs and sets such as lamps, candlesticks, end tables and dining room chairs.  if one of the pair or set gets damaged, and an exact replacement can’t be found, we will replace the set. *

Basic Liability Protection

There is no charge for Basic Liability Protection.  It provides repair or replacement up to a maximum of 60 cents per pound per article should your goods get damaged or lost.  But when it comes to protecting your belongings, one size does not fit all – the level of protection you need may be greater than the minimum coverage.  Consult your homeowner or renter’s insurance policy for recommended coverage levels or work with your Relocation Consultant to fill out an inventory worksheet together.  Be sure to consider high value items such as artwork, electronic equipment and valuable collectibles.

How to move your belongings with MVP

Just go to your Florida Moving Systems, Inc. Relocation Consultant to help you understand your coverage needs, determine your household’s total valuation, and answer any questions.

* See the terms and conditions specified on the North American Protection Plan Worksheet and North American’s published tariffs.  Complete replacement of multiple item sets of china, gold and silver flatware, and crystal glassware are excluded from pairs and sets protection under MVP Plan    

Moving With Us Is A Team Effort | North American Van Lines

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Our highly trained family of Relocation Consultants, move Coordinators, Drivers and packers guide you through the move.

Your Relocation Consultant is responsible for assessing your move needs, explaining all your service options, and accurately estimating your costs.  Your home will be fully surveyed for items that will be moved, and the Relocation Consultant will alert you to items that are not allowed to transport or have special requirements.

Your Move Coordinator is the person who stays on top of the details and makes sure that things happen when and how they should.

Your North American Driver and Packer do more than just drive the van and fill the boxes.  Drivers and packers are in charge of all aspects of physically moving your belongings.IMG_7338

This includes:

  • Using protective coverings to protect your home and items
  • Preparing a detailed inventory of items to be moved
  • Labeling each carton and piece of furniture with coded stickers to account for each and every one
  • Loading your properly packed and inventoried items into the van
  • Providing a Bill of Lading (a shipping contract) authorizing transport of your possessions
  • Finally, safely delivering your belongings to your new home
In a state-to-state move, a local North American Agent will handle completion of final delivery details and paperwork.  If requested in your estimate, this agent will also arrange for unpacking and removal of empty cartons and packing materials.

And, of the most important members of this team is – YOU!  your input is absolutely essential.  We’re counting on having you involved every step of the way.