Moving specific glossary terms

All industries have their specific terms. Here are a couple that you might hear from your local moving company.

The booking or origin agent examines (i.e.: surveys, or visually inspects) the shipper’s goods to develop an cost estimate.

Tare Weight
Weight of the van and its contents before your goods are loaded.

The carrier’s provisions, including rates, for services performed during the course of moving a shipment.

Third Party Services
Services performed by someone other than the carrier at your request or as required by federal, state or local law.

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