Are you stressed over what you might owe your movers at delivery? Relax! The Humboldt Experts break it down for you here.

On a binding estimate, the maximum amount is the exact estimate of the charges, plus the charges for any additional services you requested after the Bill of Lading was executed (charges therefore not included in the move estimate) and any charges for impracticable operations* (not to exceed 15% of all other charges due at delivery). Your mover must specify on the estimate, order for service, and Bill of Lading the form of payment acceptable for them (for example, a certified check).

On a non-binding estimate, the maximum amount is 110% of the approximate costs, plus the charges for any additional services you requested after the Bill of Lading was executed (charges therefore not included in the move estimate) and any charges for impracticable operations (not to exceed 15% of all other charges due at delivery). Your mover must specify on the estimate, order for service, and Bill of Lading the form of payment acceptable for them (for example, cash).

* “Impracticable operations” generally refers to services required when operating conditions make it physically impossible for the motor carrier to perform pickup or delivery with its normally assigned road-haul equipment, so that the carrier must use smaller equipment and/or additional labor to complete pickup or delivery of the shipment. A mover may require payment of additional charges for impracticable operations even if you do not request these services. The specific services considered to be impracticable operations by your mover are defined in your mover’s tariff.