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The international overseas shippers letter of instruction

Shippers letter of instruction The Shipper's Letter of Instruction and the needless assumption of shipment liability during the movement of overseas international shipments: For far too long, far too many moving and storage agents in this country have accepted a liability needlessly. By furnishing a "shipper" with an…
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FAQ: Moving from the United States to the United Kingdom (England)

Moving from the USA to the UK FAQ By Greg Sandell - This is a list of Frequently Asked Questions by people planning to move from America to the UK. Topics relate to practical matters of moving as well as tips on what the experience is like. Possibly also useful to anyone traveling to the UK, or moving to Europe in general. Note…
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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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What is a moving company's Delivery Spread

When will the mover deliver my shipment? Professional moving companies utilize a standardized  "transit time guide" to establish their required delivery times for interstate shipments (shipments which must travel from one state to another state within the USA). A typical mover's tractor-trailer will hold approximately 24,000 pounds…
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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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What is the mover “holding the shipment hostage” mean?

What Is “Holding the Shipment Hostage”? “Holding a shipment hostage” refers to an illegal act by a moving company wherein, before delivery, the mover demands additional money and refuses to deliver the customer’s household goods shipment unless the additional money is paid. Why Is Holding a…
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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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Interstate Moving: Don't Move The Gypsy Moth

Do not move the gypsy moth What Does the Law Require? If you are moving from a gypsy moth quarantine area to a non-quarantine area, you must inspect your outdoor house- hold items for the gypsy moth and remove all life stages of this destructive insect before you move. You and your moving company may face penalties if you…
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