Monday, June 16, 2008

Key Terms

  • Bill of Lading – The receipt for your household goods and the contract for their transportation.
  • Extraordinary Value or High Value Article – An article of high or extraordinary value is any item whose value exceeds $100 per pound.
  • Hazardous Materials – Explosives, compressed gases, flammable liquids and solids, oxidizers, poisons, corrosives and radioactive materials. Many common household items are considered hazardous materials. These include nail polish remover, paints, paint thinners, lighter fluid, gasoline, propane cylinders, and automotive repair and maintenance chemicals.
  • Interstate Move – A move in which goods are transported from one State to another.
  • Intrastate Move – A move in which goods are transported from one point to another within the same State; no State borders are crossed.
  • Tariff – A list of rules, regulations, available services and resulting charges. Each mover publishes its own tariffs and these must be provided to you upon request.
  • Valuation – The designated dollar value of your shipment.

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