The paperwork that you receive from the mover is another important part of the move. Be sure to read it carefully before signing and keep it with you during your move.
Your select mover will provide you with an Order for Service. This is a written confirmation of the services that you have requested and it also provides the agreed packing, pick-up and delivery dates. This will require your signature and the signature of the mover. It’s crucial that you review this information before signing.
All movers are required to provide you with a Bill of Lading for the transport of your household goods. This is your receipt for your belongings. The driver who loads your shipment must give you a copy of this before he loads your household goods. It is your responsibility to read and understand this information before you sign it. Do not sign the bill of lading until you are certain that all the information is correct and you agree with it.
The Order for Service and the Bill of Lading also outline the type of valuation coverage you have selected for your shipment. Make sure that these documents list the correct coverage of your shipment before signing.
Although it is not required by law, the majority of movers will complete a Inventory of your belongings before loading your articles onto the truck. A completed inventory provides a detailed listing of your household goods and the condition of each item. Be sure it is complete and that you agree with the driver’s condition report before signing this document. It is not unusual for individuals to create their own inventory sheets. However, the driver’s inventory is the official documentation for your shipment and all notations for damage or loss must be written therein.