First of, you need to know that all moving quote that are not a “binding quote” are not an estimate but just A MINIMUM ORDER FOR SERVICE – meaning the minimum price you will pay.
That means that the price and service that written in the quote will be you basic start point, and the price advised by the moving company can only the same or higher.
Moving quote is an estimate given by a moving company spouse to be a short version of the full moving contract and notify you about the important points.
Usually customers assume that all the necessary information regarding the service and cost will be listed in the quote and that’s were problem begin.
Moving quote just gather all the basic information of the vendor basic services, this included in the price offer depending by the type of move.
What actually written in a moving quote is the basic information that moving companies require advising you about by the Department Of Transportation.
When the quote is not clear enough it will not be a reflection of the contract and total price of the move itself, usually you as a customer will find that out on your move date and at that point
you don’t have the time to find another moving company or to negotiate the price and terms.
in order to avoid this misunderstanding and have a better moving experience that match your budget, you should know how a moving contract looks like and how the quote should be present to you by the moving company.
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The “FMCSA ” required from a moving company to provide you the following information in there quote.
- When a moving company provides a written estimate to a prospective individual shipper, they must also provide the individual shipper with a copy of Department of Transportation publication FMCSA–ESA–03–005 (or its successor publication) entitled “Ready to Move?”
- Before a moving company executes an order for service for a shipment of household goods, they must furnish to the customer prospective individual shipper all five of the following documents:
- The contents of “Your Rights and Responsibilities When You Move” (Department of Transportation publication FMCSA– ESA–03–006, or its successor publication).
- A concise, easy-to-read, accurate estimate of your charges.
- A notice of the availability of the applicable sections of your tariff for the estimate of charges, including an explanation that individual shippers may examine these tariff sections or have copies sent to them upon request.
- A concise, easy-to-read, accurate summary of your arbitration program.
- The main telephone number the individual shipper may use to communicate with you.
- A clear and concise statement concerning who must pay for telephone calls.
- To comply with paragraph (b)(1) of this section, you must ensure that the text and general order of the document you produce and distribute to prospective individual shippers are consistent with the text and general order of appendix A to this part. The following three items also apply:
- If you publish the document, you may choose the color and design of the front and back covers of the publication. The following words must appear prominently on the front cover in 12-point or larger bold or full faced type: “Your Rights and Responsibilities When You Move. Furnished by Your Mover, as Required by Federal Law.” You may substitute your name or trade name in place of “Your Mover” if you wish (for example, Furnished by XYZ Van Lines, as Required by Federal Law).