Moving to a Different State

Household moves which cross state borders are termed "interstate moves" and they are regulated by the Federal Department of Transportation which are performed under the "operating authority" granted by the Federal government to each of the moving company "van lines." The articles in this section are intended to provide you with a better understanding of the procedures, rules and regulations by which interstate moves are performed...

Atlas Van Lines' customer responsibilities guide

Atlas Van Lines Mover The following list sets out your responsibilities prior to and at packing/loading, during interstate transportation, and at time of delivery. This list is meant to alleviate most problems encountered during a relocation. Failure to complete these items may result in damage to your goods as well as…
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Your Rights and Responsibilities When You Move

Your Rights and Responsibilities When You Move The household goods carrier gave you this booklet to provide information about your rights and responsibilities as an individual shipper of household goods. Your primary responsibilities are to ensure that you understand the terms and conditions of the moving contract (bill of lading), and know…
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Ready to move? Tips for a successful interstate move!

Ready To Move This information was provided by the U.S. Department of Transportation – Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration. Ready to Move? The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) of the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) wants to make sure you have the information you need to “…
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How does the moving truck get weighed?

Weighing your shipment Household moves which cross state borders within the United States are called "interstate moves" and interstate moving charges are based on the weight of your shipment of household goods and personal effects. Moving companies must observe specific lawful steps to obtain the weight of your shipment…
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Terms and conditions of the Atlas Van Lines bill of lading for interstate moving

Bill of Lading This is the contract of carriage between Atlas Van Lines, Inc. ("we" or "us") and you, the owner(s) and/or shipper of the goods covered by this contract. If your goods are being moved under a contract between us and your employer or another party, the terms of that contract will apply, PROVIDED…
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