Moving Companies Key Terms
Know about your options when working with moving companiesMoving companies are a convenient way to get property from a home or business to another location. These companies offer a variety of services, including packing the items, shipping to a variety of locations internationally and across the country, and storage options. To get the best deal when moving, it is a good idea to get a variety of estimates from different moving companies. Estimates are often based on weight, but can also be determined through the number of rooms in the building.
Self-service movingSelf-service moving companies provide the transportation for your belongings but do not participate in the packing, loading or, sometimes, in the driving of the truck.
Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA)The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is a regulatory agency that provides guidance for a variety of businesses, including moving companies. The FMCSA monitors drivers, vehicles and the companies.
FMSCA provides a list of all its rules and regulations for moving companies on its Web site.
Moving estimate, moving quoteA moving estimate, or moving quote, is an approximation of what a move will cost based on either the number of rooms being moved or an estimated weight of the property. Additional costs are based on distance and any additional services provided.
Mover's liabilityMover's liability is the amount of coverage a moving company assumes for the value of the possessions it moves. There are a number of different levels of liability a moving company can offer its customers.
Moving insuranceAny individuals or businesses can purchase moving insurance to protect their property during a moving. While not required, this insurance covers amounts beyond what the moving company provides in liability.
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