Terms – Interstate Move

Terms, Long Distance Explained

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Definition of move

Per contract agreement a move starts at your origin address and ends when it arrives at the destination address. If storage is required storage is the final destination spot and additional charges may be required based on the state/federal laws governed by where the hhg reside.

Transport Charges

All transport charges are calculated for loading, blanket wrapping, cellophane wrapping (if necessary), transporting and unloading. There may be other charges for such things as dis-assembly and reassembly of things like beds, desks and other items. There also may be additional charges for excessive carry distances, stairs or elevators. Lastly shuttle charges may be enforced if a transport truck cannot access a close radius of the load/unload spot, these charges will be indicated on the formal estimate. This is always included in the estimate.

Storage

PDX Movers storage consists of third party containerized storage units provided by Zippy Shell Portland and original declaration is not transferable. This is always included in the estimate on a separate line if necessary.

Transport Protection

Full Value Protection – this is an additional cost

Under Full Value Protection, We are liable for the replacement value of lost or damaged goods in your entire shipment. This is the more comprehensive plan available for the protection of your belongings. Unless you select the alternative level of liability described below—Released Value—we will transport your shipment under the Full Value Protection level of liability. If any article is lost, destroyed or damaged while in your mover’s custody, we will, at its discretion, offer to do one (1) of the following for each item:

Repair the item

Replace with a similar item

Make a cash settlement for the cost of the repair or the current market replacement value

Under this option, we are permitted to limit our liability for loss or damage to articles of extraordinary value, unless you specifically list these articles on the shipping documents. An article of extraordinary value is any item whose value exceeds $100 per pound (i.e., jewelry, silverware, china, furs, antiques, art). Ask us for a written explanation of this limitation before your move.

The cost of Replacement Cost Protection is $.85 for every $100 of declared value.

Released Value – This is always included in the estimate

The most economical protection available is Released Value, since it is offered at no additional charge. However, the protection is minimal. Under this option, we assume liability for no more than 60 cents per pound per article. For example, if we lost or damaged a 10-pound stereo component valued at $1,000, you would only receive $6.00 in compensation (60 cents x 10 pounds).

There is no additional charge for Released Value. However, you must sign a specific statement on our bill of lading or contract agreeing to it. But remember, it compensates you according to the weight of the item, not its actual value. And, if you do not select Released Value, your shipment will automatically be transported at the Full Value Protection level of liability and you will be assessed the applicable charge.

Full Value Protection and Released Value are not insurance policies governed by State insurance laws; instead, they are Federal contractual tariff levels of liability authorized under Released Rates Orders of the Surface Transportation Board of the U.S. Department of Transportation.

When utilizing 3rd party Zippy Shell for transport services your protection plans are defined on your original contract, specialized policies are available on demand.

Binding v.s. Non-Binding

A binding contract is a contract agreed upon between the customer and carrier in which the price of the estimate will not exceed or come below.

A non-binding contract is an estimate that is given to the customer and once a customer has agreed to the estimate final charges are based on variables described in our tariff such as weight and mileage charges, additional labor charges, packing and materials, shuttle and others.

This is defined at the bottom of your estimate.

Bulky items charge

PDX Movers charges for items that are non – stackable, so please inform us if you have any of these items. These items include, antiques, exercise equipment, motorcycles. This is always included in the estimate.

Delivery

When using direct service delivery is within 5 days of pickup, delivery will be discussed with your driver, estimator or move coordinator prior to your move. This is always included in the estimate.

When using 3rd party Zippy Shell for transport, your delivery time us 7-10 business days.

Property Damage

PDX Movers does not provide protection of your property while moving your belongings unless negligent action is proved. Such examples are hardwood floors, driveways, drywall, carpet or anything else that is stationary and not otherwise furniture items. Please check with your insurance agent for protection against such accidents.

Assembly and Placement

Customer agrees to ensure cribs, beds, and other items assembled or placed by PDX Movers, LLC is not responsible for damage, injury or death caused by assembly or placement of said property. We will not remove anything from the wall or install, such as refrigerators or washers.

Safety

Our movers have the right to refuse any item they deem unsafe or unsanitary. By law, we are not allowed to move anything flammable. Please assure all motorized items are free of gasoline and other flammable liquids.

Inventory

In an effort to keep our rates low and time to a minimum, no inventory of goods will be taken during your move. It is your responsibility to ensure all of your items are present at the end of your move. If you feel that an inventory list is necessary, we can provide this service for an additional hourly fee. We ask that as the customer you examine the back of our trucks upon completion of your move to assure yourself that all of your belongings were unloaded

Walkthrough

Please be available prior to and after loading, unloading and/or packing for a walkthrough. It is the Customer’s responsibility to ensure all desired items are removed from origin, returned to destination and/or packed. Being available for direction during the entire process is the most helpful.

Cancellation

Cancellations must be made 72 hours in advance of your schedule move time. Any cancellations on or within 72 hours of your scheduled move will result in a Minimum Fee charge is $500, subject to more based on fees accrued to process move.