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Moving Long Distance - Terms

When moving state you should be familiar with the terminology in order for you to know what to expect and to be on the same page with your moving company. In Move Us we believe in transparency and clarity so see that you understand all the terms involved long distance moving!

Frequently asked questions

Quote / Estimate


the service proposal you get from the moving company.




Lbs / Cubic feet


unit of measurement - we price our proposals based on Lbs (each Cubic feet is equals to 7 Lbs)




Inventory list


list of items




Shuttle service


A use of a smaller truck to deliver the goods because of an access problem or a legal issue




Peak season rates


Higher rates in the Summer time




Long carry


if the distance between the customer's door and the truck is more than 75 feet – we will charge per feet




Order for service


the "Final" quote – the quote that you are getting from the moving company after your relocation is booked.




Off season rates


lower rates in the Winter time




Pick up window


the range/window of days for pick up (usually 2 days)




Extra flights of stairs


The first flight of stairs is free (up to 10-12 steps), additional charge per flight starts from the 2nd floor and up.




Guaranteed pick up date


A pick up date WITHOUT a range/window




Delivery window


The range/date on which you can have your items delivered in destination (starting with the earliest day for delivery)




Guaranteed Delivery date


A delivery date WITHOUT a range




Storage in transit


Storage facility where we store the goods between pickup and delivery




Handling/Bulky items fee


Additional charge for specific items (usually oversized or bulky)




Partial packing service


When our team packs only the breakables – we price it per item




D.O.T


"Department of Transportation" – All moving companies should be registered with them, have an active license with them and follow their regulations




Full Packing service


When our team packs everything from A to Z (included unlimited packing supplies and labor), We price it per Lbs




Non binding estimate


when you DOE'NT provide an inventory list and we price it based on weight (not a guaranteed price) – 10% of our estimates




Binding estimate


Binding estimate - price) estimates – 90% of our estimates




Payment method


they way you can pay for the service – personal check, Money order, Cashier check, Cash, Wire transfer and Credit Cards




Partial packing service


When our team packs only the breakables – we price it per item




Replacement value insurance


An additional coverage insurance that you can purchase through insurance companies that we work with




Extra stop


If the customer has an additional pickup/delivery location




Basic insurance


we provide the basic insurance for free, It's up to $100,000 coverage and it's based on $0.60/lbs




Payment breakdown


the structure of payment throughout the process – 10% deposit, 60% on pickup and 30% on delivery




Ballpark


The initial quote that you will get from the moving company – usually there will only be basic info in the ballpark (from – to and move size).




Weight station


Certified stations where we scale the truck before and after the move




Long distance move


when moving from state to state




Local move


When moving within the state





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