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Terms and Conditions

WRITTEN BINDING ESTIMATE, ORDER FOR SERVICE,

BILL OF LADING AND CONTRACT FOR RESIDENTIAL SHIPMENTS

IMPORANT NOTICE

 

THIS WRITTEN AND BINDING ESTIMATE, ORDER FOR SERVICE, BILL OF LADING AND CONTRACT COVERS ONLY THE LOADING, TRANSPORTATION AND UNLOADING OF THE GOODS SPECIFIED ON THE INVENTORY SHEET ATTACHED HERETO AND MADE A PART HEREOF, AND THE SERVICES SPECIFIED ON THE REVERSE SIDE HEREOF. IT IS OFFERED SUBJECT TO THE FOLLOWING PROVISIONS:

 

1. Binding Estimate may be revised by mutual agreement between the shipper and the mover any time on or before the day shipment is loaded or any time within the 30-day period that the binding estimate is in effect, whichever comes first.

 

2. Estimate total charges apply only for quantities and/or services or any part thereof set forth on the estimate. The binding estimate total charge will not cover delays caused by any impediment to the move which are not caused by the mover.

3. Transportation is limited to the origin and destination and additional stops, if any, indicated on the estimate.

4. If at the time of the move the actual quantity (in cubic feet or constructive weight) of the goods to be covered varies by more than ten percent of the quantity shown on the estimate, the binding estimate may be adjusted accordingly, the mover may submit an entirely new written binding estimate, or mover may choose to move shipment at full tariff rates.

5. If at the time of the move the shipper requests additional labor services from the mover that are not listed on the original binding estimate, an adjustment will be made by the mover to the binding estimate to reflect the hourly labor specified below:

 

Van $                                     per van, per hour.

ST Labor $                            per man, per hour.

OT Labor $                           per man, per hour.

 

6. If at the time of the move the shipper requests additional accessorial services that are not labor related and that are not listed on the original binding estimate, an adjustment will be made by the mover to the binding estimate to reflect the mover’s published tariff rate in effect at the time of the move for such accessorial service.

7. If shipper requests or requires additional accessorial quantities or services after loading, at destination which are not included and itemized on the binding estimate, charges for such will be assessed at the mover’s tariff level in effect at the time of loading.  Estimated weight will be used for items assessed on a cwt. basis. On prepaid shipments or on shipments when prior credit arrangements have not been previously established, the mover will collect at time of delivery, the applicable tariff charges which shall be in addition to the binding estimate.

Any of the following services requested or required by the shipper after loading, and performed by the mover at destination, which are not included in the binding estimate, will be assessed at the mover’s tariff level in effect at the time of loading. Estimated weight will be used for items assessed on a cwt. basis. On prepaid shipments or on shipments when prior credit arrangements have not previously been established, the mover will collect at time of delivery, the applicable tariff charges which shall be in addition to the binding estimate amount.

 

These services are as follows:

Unpacking

Extra Pick-Up or Delivery

Labor Charges

Auxiliary Services

Waiting Time

Overtime Loading and Unloading

Storage-In-Transit and Warehouse Handling Charges

Servicing of Appliances

Pickup or Delivery Transportation rates on Storage-In-Transit Shipments

 

8. Binding estimates will apply only when the following conditions exist at both origin(s) and destination(s) for the entire duration of the move(s):

A. There must be adequate heat, light, and power.

B. Mover must have the exclusive and uninterrupted use of the agreed upon number of elevators. Where required, shipper shall supply competent elevator operator(s).

C. Adequate loading and unloading areas (platforms) must be made available to the mover. Loading and unloading areas (platforms) must be free and clear of trash, trash removal equipment, construction materials, other non-related furniture, or other similar obstructions.

D. Adequate parking area, and any adjacent sidewalk area, must be available. This binding estimate will be invalid should the parking area, and adjacent sidewalk area become unavailable for use due to construction work, a parade, or other similar obstruction, which did not exist, or was not anticipated, when the binding estimate was executed.

E. Construction, renovation or decorating work must not be in such a state as to impede the move. This includes, but is not limited to, carpet laying, tiling, painting and carpentry work.

F. The doors, agreed upon prior to execution of binding estimate, to be used for loading and unloading must be available.

 

9. The binding estimate will not cover delays caused by fire alarms, bomb scares, directions of governmental agencies, or their subdivisions, extreme weather conditions, trade union jurisdictional disputes, strikes or other similar unforeseen delays, not the fault of the mover.

10. All furniture shall be placed once at destination(s).

11. Mover must perform a physical survey of origin premises and inventory all merchandise to be moved. Merchandise to be moved shall be entered on a tally sheet, cube sheet or similar form, which shall become part of the binding estimate contract. Tally sheet, cube sheet, or similar form shall be signed by both shipper and mover.

12. All permits that relate to the merchandise being moved, origin and/or destination premise(s) shall be secured by the shipper.

13. All permits, that related to the mover’s vehicles, equipment or personnel shall be secured by the mover.

 

14. All prepayment for services, including but not limited to, elevator operator(s), utilities, security personnel, or other building personnel shall be the responsibility of the shipper.

15. Cancellation, or any changes, must be made at least 48 hours prior to the major portion of the move. Any charges incurred by the mover because of shipper’s failure to notify mover of cancellation, or change(s) at least 48 hours in advance of the major portion of the move will be charged for at the mover’s applicable tariff rate.

16. Shipper shall designate personnel who will be present at origin and destination during the actual move. Such personnel shall be authorized by shipper to make changes, should changes be necessary, during the actual move. If shipper does not designate such personnel, of if such personnel is unavailable, mover will be empowered to take whatever action a reasonable mover would take.

THE MOVER BY SIGNATURE OF ITS REPRESENTATIVE, HEREBY ACCEPTS THE BINDING ESTIMATE AND AGREES TO PERFORM THE SERVICES OUTLINED HEREIN AND TO COMPLY WITH SUCH OTHER ARRANGEMENTS AS ARE SPECIFIED.

    DATE OF CONSENT VIA ONLINE BOOKING FORM                                    MUSCLE-MOVING.COM                                                        

DATE                                                                                                                         MOVER’S REPRESENTATIVE

 

THE SHIPPER (OR HIS/HER REPRESENTATIVE) BY HIS/HER SIGNATURE HEREBY ORDERS THE SERVICES OUTLINED HEREIN TO BE PERFORMED ON HIS/HER BEHALF AND FURTHER ACKNOWLEDGES THAT ALL ARRANGEMENTS REGARDING CONTACT WHILE EN ROUTE AND/OR AT DESTINATION AND METHOD OF PAYMENT ARE DESIGNATED BY HIM/HER.

 

    DATE OF CONSENT VIA ONLINE BOOKING FORM                                    SHIPPER NAMED VIA ONLINE BOOKING FORM                        

DATE                                                                                                                         SHIPPER OR HIS/HER REPRESENTATIVE

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