Accessorial (additional) services – These are services other than line-haul transportation, such as packing, unpacking, appliance servicing, or piano carrying that you request to be performed or are necessary because of landlord requirements or other special circumstances. Charges for these services may be in addition to the line haul charges.
Advanced Charges – Charges for services performed by someone other than the mover. A professional, craftsman, or other third party may perform these services at your request. The mover pays for these services and adds the charges to your bill of lading.
Appliance Service by Third Party – The preparation of major electrical appliances to make them safe for transportation. Charges for these services may be in addition to the line-haul charges.
Bill of Lading – The receipt for your shipment and the contract for its transportation.
Binding Estimates – A binding estimate guarantees that you cannot be required to pay more than the amount on the estimate. However, if you add additional items to your shipment or request additional services, you and Sav-a-lot may: agree to abide by the original binding estimate, negotiate a new binding estimate or convert the binding estimate into a non-binding estimate. If Sav-a-lot does not give you a new binding estimate in writing, or agree in writing to convert the binding estimate to a non-binding estimate before your goods are loaded, the original binding estimate is reaffirmed. Under these circumstances, Sav-a-lot should not charge or collect more than the amount of the original binding estimate at delivery for the quantities and services included in the estimate. If there are unforeseen circumstances (such as elevators, stairs, or required parking permits) at the destination Sav-a-lot shall charge the customer additional expenses at the time of delivery on their move day. Charges for services required as a result of impracticable operations are due at delivery, including any additional payments must be paid at the time of the move, and can only be changed at discretion of management. If you are unable to pay 100 percent of the charges on a binding estimate, Sav-a-lot has the right to place your shipment in storage at your expense until the required charges (including the cost of the storage) are paid. Once your items are placed in storage, your responsible for contacting our office when you are ready for re-delivery. A redelivery fee, any storage fees paid by the company, and balance are due prior to delivery. Furthermore, during Evictions or any Moves, the company will not be responsible for Press Wood furniture. This type of furniture is not designed to be moved from place to place. The customer can move at their discretion. However, we will do our best to move the customers items to the best of their knowledge and if it is our own, with less damages as possible. Additionally, prior to the move the customer is required a deposit in order to book their movers, this deposit is non-refundable, due to the fact we will save this date and time for the customer. However, the customer will be allowed to change the date and time at for their convenience. Move Date: On the date of your move the 4 hour minimum will be due prior to getting state. For instance, your total estimate is for 4 hours, keeping in mind you have already given the company your deposit. On arrival the representative will add the 4 hours and substract the deposit that you have already, leaving your balance which will be due at the time of the move. One hour of the 4 hour will go towards the fuel surcharge, which is separate from the moving estimate. The other 3 hours is the moving estimate, if you go over the moving hours of your estimate, you will be charged 30 minutes increments until your move is completed. Your mover may charge a fee to prepare a binding estimate.
Carrier – The mover transporting your household goods.
Cash on Delivery (COD) – This means payment is required at the time of delivery at the destination residence (or warehouse). Whether with cash or credit card.
Estimate, Binding – This is a written agreement made in advance with your mover. It guarantees the total cost of the move based upon the quantities and services shown on the estimate.
Estimate, Non-Binding – This is what the mover believes the cost will be, based upon the estimated weight of the shipment and the services requested.
A non-binding estimate – is not binding on the mover. The final charges will be based upon the actual weight of your shipment, the services provided, and the tariff provisions in effect.
Expedited Service – An agreement with the mover to perform transportation by a set date in exchange for an agreed upon additional charge.
Flight Charge – An additional charge for carrying items up or down flights of stairs. Charges for these services may be in addition to the line-haul charges.
Guaranteed Pickup and/or Delivery Service – An additional level of service featuring guaranteed dates of service.
High-Value Article – These are items valued at more than $100 per pound.
Household Goods – As used in connection with transportation, household goods are the personal effects or property used, or to be used, in a dwelling, when part of the equipment or supplies of the dwelling belong to an individual shipper.
Household Goods Motor Carrier – A motor carrier that, in the normal course of its business of providing transportation of household goods, offers some or all of the following additional services: (1) Binding and Non-binding estimates, (2) Inventorying, (3) Protective packing and unpacking of individual items at personal residences, and (4) Loading and unloading at personal residences. The term does not include a motor carrier when the motor carrier provides transportation of household goods in containers or trailers that are entirely loaded and unloaded by an individual (other than an employee or agent of the motor carrier).
Impracticable Operations – Conditions which make it physically impossible for the mover to perform pickup or delivery with its normally assigned road-haul equipment so that the mover is required to use specialized equipment and/or additional labor to complete pickup or delivery of your shipment. A mover may require payment of additional charges for services required due to impracticable operations, even if you do not request these services. The specific services considered to be impracticable operations by your mover.
Line-Haul Charges – The charges for the transportation portion of your move. There may be additional charges that apply for accessorial services, such as climbing stairs, using elevators, storage or other charges.
Long Carry – A charge for carrying articles excessive distances between the mover’s vehicle and your residence. Charges for these services may be in addition to the line haul charges. May – An option. You or your mover can do something, but it is not a requirement.
Mover – A household goods motor carrier and its household goods agents. Must – A legal or regulatory obligation. You or your mover are required do something. Order for Service – The document authorizing the mover to provide all of the services described in your mover’s estimate.
Non-binding – A non-binding estimate is intended to provide you with an estimate of the cost of your move. A non-binding estimate is not a guarantee of your final costs, but it should be reasonably accurate. The estimate must indicate that your final charges will be based upon the actual weight of your shipment, the services provided. Therefore, the amount of your mover’s non-binding estimate may be different than the amount you ultimately have to pay. A non-binding estimate must be in writing and clearly describe the shipment and all services provided.
Order (Bill of Lading) Number – The number used to identify and track your shipment.
Peak Season Rates – Higher line-haul charges that may be applicable during busy moving season (usually between May and September.
Pickup and Delivery Charges – Separate transportation charges applicable for transporting your shipment between the storage-in-transit warehouse and your residence.
Reasonable dispatch – The performance of transportation on the dates, or during the period of time, agreed upon by you and your mover as shown on the Order for Service and/or the Bill of Lading. The term “reasonable dispatch” excludes transportation provided under your mover’s tariff provisions requiring guaranteed service dates.
Shipment – Your personal property (household goods) that is being transported from your origin address to your destination address.
Should – A recommendation. We recommend you or your mover do something, but it is not a requirement.
Storage-In-Transit (SIT) – The temporary warehouse storage of your shipment, pending further transportation, with or without notification to you.
Transporting of goods – of the household goods – must be arranged for and paid by you or another individual on your behalf.
Valuation – The monetary value that you declare for your shipment. This is the maximum amount that your mover is liable for in the event of loss or damage to your shipment.
Warehouse Handling Charge – The charge that may be applicable each time SIT service is provided. Charges for these services may be in addition to the line-haul charges.
We, Us, and Our – Sav-a-lot Movers, LLC
You and Your – You are an individual shipper of household goods. You are a consignor or consignee of a household goods shipment and your mover identifies you as such in the bill of lading contract. You own the shipment being transported and pay the transportation charge.