How is the Cost of my Shipment Calculated?
If you are moving to a new state, the charges are based on the weight of your shipment and mileage. These are referred to as the transportation charges. There are a variety of different moving charges that could appear on your estimate, so be sure to ask your relocation specialist to explain each charge for you. Some of the additional charges that may appear include packing, crating, valuation or coverage, bulky article charge for oversized items, and extra labor. Again, be certain you understand these charges so that you can accurately compare the estimates you receive.
What is a Binding Estimate?
A binding estimate is a contract that specifies, in advance, the precise cost of moving based on the services requested or deemed necessary at the time of the estimate. If additional moving services are requested or required at either origin or destination, the total cost will increase.
What If I Need Moving an Stoarage?
Union Moving And Delivery works with many self-storage facilities and can arrange for your household goods to be secured in the facility of your choice.
What If I Disagree With the JMS Inventory?
If this is the case you will need to inventory your household belongings and provide info to the mover. It is recommended and in your best interest to ensure that this is done as accurately as possible to ensure an accurate quote from the mover. Be sure to include garage basements, attics and other storage spaces.
Does JMS Always Do an Inventory?
In certain instances movers may not perform an in home survey due to location or size of home. You can receive an hourly rate and an estimate of how much time will be needed to move your household goods based on size of home, distance, etc.
Who Completes the Inventory of my Household Items?
It is recommended that this inventory/survey be completed by the moving company.
How Do Your Movers Know What Needs to be Moved?
In order for an estimate to be generated an inventory must be completed of the items you would like to be moved. This inventory is typically referred to as a survey in the moving industry. This involves the creation of a detailed record of items to be moved from your home. The list is comprehensive and includes all furniture, appliances and estimated number of boxes.
How Does JMS Charge for its Services?
Specifics vary state to state. Local moving services are generally charged on an hourly basis and long distance moves and interstate moves are calculated using a combination of the weight of the items to be moved and the distance their being transported. The state of Alabama has determined that any move that crosses a police jurisdiction is considered a long distance move.