GLOSSARY OF MOVING TERMS COMPILED BY ATLANTA MOVERS
The Atlanta movers at Buckhead are experienced professionals who have been in the industry a long time and moved dozens of people across the state of Georgia. As such, they have become well versed in terms that are very common among those in the moving industry. But those who are hiring our Atlanta movers may hear these terms and wonder what they mean.
Here is a glossary of terms commonly used by our Atlanta movers:
- Bill of Lading – This is the overall contract for the move, including the amount of items that will be moved, and the cost of labor and transportation. It will also include any other applicable services, such as packing and unpacking.
- Binding/Non-Binding Estimate – A binding estimate is the moving company’s quote for the cost of your move, and it is guaranteed that this will be the final cost to the customer. A non-binding estimate is a more general approximation, and the final cost could be lower or higher than the price originally quoted.
- Carrier – The moving company that will be transporting your belongings.
- Carrier’s Liability – Compensation provided by the carrier to the customer should their belongings become damaged while in the company’s care, also known as moving insurance. It is important to verify that the Atlanta movers you hire carry liability insurance, as it is required by Georgia law.
- Relocation Consultant – A representative at the moving company who oversees the moving process and provides the customer with an estimate and the bill of lading.
At Buckhead Movers, we provide binding estimates as well as relocation consultants who are more than happy to help plan your move. To learn more about hiring our Atlanta movers for your upcoming move, contact us today.