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It is important to consider when relocating that a mover is licensed, insured, and bonded. These movers are protected by liability and cargo valuation, and more importantly, workman’s compensation valuation if someone should be injured on your job.

Once you have identified a licensed, insured and bonded moving company, then the next step is to go with your instincts. Choose the mover with whom you feel most comfortable.

Finally, consider valuation options. You are not required to additionally protect your possessions, but it is available from those movers who qualify to offer it and provide it at reasonable costs.

Local Moves – Option 1

Basic Value Protection (60 Cents Per Pound Per Article)

This is the carrier’s minimum liability. You, the customer, are agreeing in writing, with the mover, to share liability for loss and damage, even though the mover is handling your goods.

An example of this option would be – A 200 pound piece of furniture is damaged, regardless of the damage, you would receive $120.00 towards the repair or value of the item. (60 cents x 200 lbs.)

Cost:  Provided at no charge.

Requirements: The customer writes on the intrastate bill of lading. “60 cents per pound per article” and signs appropriately.

Local Moves – Option 2

Full Value Protection

This trip transit valuation, Full Value Protection, is valuation offered by the moving company to you. Coverage is available up to $100,000 with no less than $6 per pound provided. Deductibles are available designed to save you money. The policies are available as a $500 deductible and $1,000 deductible.

Cost: To be determined by valuation
For example: $20,000 of replacement coverage with a $500 deductible would be written as: $20,000 Full Value $500 Deductible. There is a fee for Full Valuation and this is collected prior to the move commencing.

THIS OPTION NEEDS TO BE DETERMINED 7 DAYS BEFORE THE MOVE TAKES PLACE

Long Distance Moves – Option 1

Basic Value Protection (60 Cents Per Pound Per Article)

Minimal carrier liability at no additional cost to the shipper. Loss or damage claims are settled based on the weight of the article multiplied by $.60. (For example, a broken lamp weighting 7 pounds would be covered up to a maximum value of $4.20.)

Long Distance Moves – Option 2

Full Value Protection

The purchase of Full Value Protection means that if articles are lost, destroyed, or damaged, they will be either repaired, replaced with like and quality items, or a cash settlement made for the item in the current condition. Depreciation of the lost or damaged item is factored in determining replacement value. The amount of the shipment valuation is based on a minimum declared value of $10,000 or $6.00 times the net weight of the shipment, whichever is greater. (For example, if the shipment weighs 1,000 pounds, the minimum value declared must be at least $6,000.)

Carrier’s maximum liability and the valuation charges specified herein for the assumption of liability shall be subject to selection by the shipper, prior to loading, of an appropriate maximum valuation amount and either deductible. Shipper may declare or release the shipment to a higher maximum valuation amount, subject to one of the amounts shown below. To avoid these additional charges, shipper must agree that if articles are lost or damaged, carrier liability will not exceed $.60 per pound for the actual weight of any lost or damaged article or articles in the shipment.

Option A – $500 Deductible: Under Option A, in consideration of a reduction in the valuation charge, the shipper assumes responsibility for the first $500 of any claim.

Option B – $1,000 Deductible: Under Option B, in consideration of a reduction in the valuation charge, the shipper assumes responsibility for the first $1,000 of any claim.

Under no circumstances will Moving Company cover any boxes that are packed by the owner (PBO). Please provide enough cushion inside your boxes that you pack to protect your belongings.
Moving Company employees will not provide the convenience of disconnecting any appliance. Please contract this work to an appropriate contractor.  If needed, Moving Company will arrange for the appliances to be disconnected and reconnected.

Absolutely no claim will be paid if a repair is made prior to Moving Company office being notified of the damage.
Please note that valuation must be signed before your move begins.

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