- 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
Look at this comparison:See the difference? Ask your Relocation Consultant to determine how much coverage is right for you.
* 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
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.
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.
FMCSA requires your mover to provide written estimates on every shipment transported for you. Your mover’s verbal quote of charges is not an official estimate since it is not in writing. Your mover must provide you with a written estimate of all charges including transportation, accessorial and advanced charges. This written estimate must be dated and signed by you and the mover.
The estimate provided to you by your mover will include a statement notifying you of two options of liability coverage for your shipment: Full (replacement) value Protection and Waiver of Full (Replacement) Value Protection, Released Value of 60 cents per pound per article.
If you are moving from a location within a 50 mile radius of your mover’s (or its agent’s or broker’s) place of business, the estimate must be based on a physical survey of your household goods, unless you waive this requirement in writing before your shipment is loaded.
Please be aware that a household goods broker may only provide an estimate on a mover’s behalf if it has a written agreement with the mover and uses the mover’s published tariff.
You and your mover may agree to change an estimate of charges based on changed circumstances, but only before your shipment is loaded. Your mover may not change an estimate after loading the shipment. There is more information about the changes to estimates in the following sections.
Never sign a blank or incomplete estimate. Movers may not require you to sign blank or incomplete estimates. Unscrupulous movers could use the blank or incomplete estimate to change the terms of your move, including the cost, without your knowledge or consent.
If the mover does not give you a new binding estimate in writing, or agree in writing to convert the binding estimate a non binding estimate before your good are loaded, the original binding estimate is reaffirmed. Under these circumstances, your mover should not charge or collect more than the amount of the original binding estimate at delivery for the quantities and services included in the estimate.
If there are unforeseen circumstances (such as elevators, stairs, or required parking permits) at the destination the mover can bill you for these additional expenses after 30 days from delivery. charges for services required as a result of impracticable operations are due at delivery, but may not exceed 15% of all other charges due at delivery; any remaining charges will be billed to you with payment due in 30 days.
If you are unable to pay 100% of the charges on a binding estimate, your mover may place your shipment in storage at your expense util the required charges (including the cost of the storage) are paid.
Your mover may charge a fee to prepare a binding estimate.
A non-binding estimate must be in writing and clearly describe the shipment and ll services provided. Under a non-binding estimate, the mover cannot require you to pay more than 110% of the original estimate at the time of delivery. this does not excuse you from paying all of the charges due on your shipment. the mover will bill you for any remaining charges after 30 days from delivery.
Your mover must give you possession of your shipment if you pay 110% of a non-binding estimate or 100% of a binding estimate, plus 15% of the impracticable operations charges (if applicable). If your mover does not relinquish possession, the mover is holding your shipment hostage in violation of Federal Law.
A do-it-yourself approach is fine. Unfortunately, a borrowed truck from a buddy does not come with the right equipment to move your stuff safely – another reason you’d want to hire professional help. They come with the right gadgets that make moving simpler.
Packing alone accounts for approximately one quarter of your moving expense. Yes, that’s a significant number. Let’s do a quick cost benefit analysis: if you pack your stuff yourself, you may actually end up spending more.