Accessorial (Additional) Services – Services such as packing, appliance servicing, piano handling, etc. Charges for these services are in addition to the transportation charges.
Advanced Charges – Charges for services not performed by the mover, but instead by a third-party professional or craftsman. The charges for these services are paid for by the mover and added to your bill of lading charges.
Agent – The local moving company representing a national van line. They may serve as the booking, origin, destination and/or hauling agent.
AMSA Certified Mover – In interstate carrier that transports your household goods shipment under its own operating authority, granted by the Federal Highway Administration, AMSA.
AMSA Certified Van Line – An interstate carrier that transports your household goods shipment under its own authority, granted by the Federal Highway Administration, on a national basis. Van Lines use a network of agents throughout the country to provide the origin, destination and hauling services needed to accomplish your move. Like Certified Movers, AMSA Certified Van Lines subscribe to the AMSA Code of Conduct. They have pledged to conduct their business in the most efficient and professional manner possible and are responsible for the acts of their agents.
Appliance Service – Preparation of a major electrical appliance to make it safe for shipping.