Moving Services

Moving charges are based on loading time, double drive time, and unloading time.  Double drive time means, for example, if it takes 15 minutes to drive from the load address to the unload address, you will be charged 30 minutes for the drive time.  Time starts at your door and ends when the truck is unloaded and the furniture placed.  Wardrobes are furnished free for your use the day of the move.  There is a charge for all other boxes and materials.

Liability coverage provided at no additional cost to the shippers is $.60 per pound per article.  Depreciated declared-value coverage can be obtained by the shipper at $140.00 for the first $20,000 worth of coverage and $35.00 for each additional  $5,000 worth of coverage.  The terms and conditions are listed on the back side of the combined agreement for moving services and freight bill.

As professionals, we want to move your belongings as quickly, efficiently, carefully, and as courteously as possible.  We also want you to be aware that all moving contracts have certain exceptions which are many times not discussed or are glossed over by other less professional movers.  To prevent this, we listed below the main – or most common ones:

  1. Mechanical Malfunctions – without severe exterior damage, for example, if your TV worked before the move, but now does not, the mover is not responsible unless the cabinet is damaged.
  2. We do not service ice makers.
  3. Valuables – jewelry, silver, coins/money, documents, guns, etc.  You should try to take this type of item(s) along with you in your car, or make some other arrangements.
  4. Articles of extra-ordinary value – no liability shall be provided for loss or damage to items such as original manuscripts, first editions or autographed copies of books, antique furniture, heirlooms, paintings, sculptures, and other works of art except under circumstances where each such article is specifically listed on the carrier’s shipping document.
  5. Your packing – inside cartons contents – no coverage unless obvious damage to carton.  Keep the damaged carton to verify your claim.
  6. Movement of unpacked or uncrated items as requested by you, when these times normally require packing or crating.  For example, if a lamp and shade have not been packed and really should have been, they cannot be safely moved, and damage to them would not be covered.  This also applies to pictures, mirrors, and glass.
  7. Particle board furniture, no coverage if item falls apart while being moved.
  8. Hoisting – no liability coverage.
  9. Hazardous materials – not accepted for shipping:
    Alcohol (rubbing)
    Lubricants (motor oils)
    Anti-freeze compounds
    Drain Cleaner
    Photographic Acids
    Batteries (wet or dry)
    Swimming Pool Chemicals
    Small Arms Ammunition
    Flash Bulbs
    Lighter Fluid
    Wood Oil Stains
    Garden Sprays
    Paint or Varnish
    Paint or Varnish Removers
    Butane / Propane / Gasoline
    Garden Equipment
    Signal Flares
    Charcoal Briquettes