Combined Agreement For Moving Services & Bill of Lading

 

 
 

Shipper is requested to read this document carefully, including the Terms and Conditions before signing, and to ask for an explanation of anything not clear or inconsistent with any previous representations. This document confirms the shipper's understanding of the terms and conditions and services outlined herein.

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Important Information Booklet: In accordance with the rules of the Bureau of Household Goods and Services, before your move, the Mover is required to ensure you have been given the booklet, “Important Information for Persons Moving Household Goods”. You may choose not to receive a booklet from this mover if you previously received one from another source by initialing below. 

I have received the Important Information Booklet:  

Issuance of Agreement for Moving Services:

The BHGS requires that an “Agreement for Moving Services” be issued to you by the mover three days or more in advance of the move. An exception to this requirement is where or when the arrangement to move occurs on short notice (less than 3 days). You may also choose to waive this agreement entirely, at any time prior to the move.

I have either been provided with an Agreement for Moving Services in compliance with the paragraph above, or waive the requirement:  

Declaration of Items of Exceptional Value (list items, their quantity, and value:

Delivery Instructions: Additional charges for storage, extra handling, and transportation will accrue if Goods Not accepted at destination. 

Valuation Declaration: This job is being performed with standard Valuation Declaration of $0.60/lb/article (sixty cents per pound per article.). This coverage is provided at no additional charge.  

CUSTOMER AGREES THAT TITLE TO ALL PACKING MATERIALS AND OTHER PROPERTY SOLD TO CUSTOMER PASSES TO CUSTOMER PRIOR TO THE TRANSPORTATION OF SUCH PROPERTY THE CUSTOMER BY CARRIER.  

Agreement for Service: Terms & Conditions

1) Hourly Rate: The price quote herein reflects the base price per hour and minimum billable hours for your truck(s) and crew. 

2) Driving Time: The drive time from origin to destination will be charged double time at the same rate per hour listed above, in accordance with the CPUC MAX 4 Tariff.

3) Payment Terms: To reserve your move, Shleppers requires a $100 deposit. The balance is due before unloading. We can accept cash, postal money orders, or certified funds. We also accept all major credit cards if the card is present. If services are rendered to you pursuant to this agreement and payment is made by you (or your authorized payor) with a credit card or other reversible payment methods, you agree not to chargeback the payment with your credit card company under any circumstance and to agree to our Dispute Settlement Program. You further agree and grant that if you violate this policy, you shall be liable to Shleppers Moving & Storage for an amount equal to twice all the costs associated with your move, plus all legal expenses and collection costs incurred by Shleppers to collect from you.

4) Move Date:The date for your move is shown above.  Prior to the move date we will provide you with an estimated arrival time of your moving crew. Please note that there are countless factors, many beyond our control, which determine the actual arrival time of your crew. Accordingly, arrival times are provided as guidance and not guaranteed.

5) Maximum Rates: All rates are subject to PUC Max 4 tariffs. The copy of the Tariff is available for review in our office.

6) Insurance coverage: Standard Valuation Coverage of $0.60 per pound/article is provided to you at no additional cost. Full value replacement insurance is available and must be purchased at least two days prior to your move date. This can be purchased from Shleppers Moving & Storage directly, or through third party providers such as Baker Insurance or MovingInsurance.com.

7) Hazardous Materials, Jewelry, Cash, Documents: Never pack combustible liquids, corrosives, explosives, flammables and compressed gasses, or other dangerous articles that include but are not limited to colon alcohol, motor oils, antifreeze compounds, acids, drain cleaner, photographic acids, bleach, batteries, water purifying agents used in swimming pools, fireworks, Small Arms ammunition, flash bulbs, lighter fluid, matches, wood oil stains, petrochemical based Garden sprays, paint or varnish, butane, Propane tanks, gasoline, signal flares, charcoal briquettes, aerosol cans, scuba diving tanks. Shleppers will not carry and/or be liable, in any way, for the loss or damage to currency, precious stones, documents, stamps, securities, or jewelry. The customer should separately move items of extraordinary value.

8) Disclaimer: This information provided to Shleppers Moving & Storage by you is the basis for the agreement for moving services contained herein. All agreements between the customer and the company are presented to you in writing, and we do not make any verbal agreements. Please make sure any agreement with your sales representative is written on this estimate, otherwise it will not be honored.

9) Cancellation Policy: Customers are responsible for notifying Shleppers of any changes or cancellations at least 72 hours prior to the first schedule point of the move or your deposit will be forfeited. A cancellation is not considered valid without an email to cancellations@shleppers-ca.com. Any cancellation within 48 hours of the first schedule point will be subject to a cancellation fee of 20% of the estimated move price or $200, whichever is greater. Cancellations within 24 hours of your move are subject to a fee of 50% of the estimated move price or $350, whichever is higher.

10) Integration: These Terms & Conditions contain the entire understanding and agreement between the parties with respect to the subject matter hereof, and supersede any and all prior or contemporaneous promises, negotiations, representations, or agreements, whether oral or written, with respect to the subject matter hereof. No customer notes may contradict any of the terms and conditions herein, and if there are conflicts between the customer notes and the Terms & Conditions, the customer notes shall be considered invalid and shall be superseded by these Terms & Conditions. This agreement may not be modified except in writing and if signed by both parties.

11) Summary of Dispute Settlement Program: We participate in a neutral arbitration program designed to give neither the carrier nor the shipper any special advantage. If a dispute arises between the carrier and the shipper, Arbitration may be a mutually beneficial alternative to help resolve the dispute and is mandatory under this agreement prior to taking legal action of any kind. Our arbitration process is a ‘desk’ arbitration, so it is conducted completely by mail. The arbitration is conducted by a neutral 3rd party organization. A. Applicable costs: Each party is responsible for their own costs associated with arbitration. Each party is responsible for 50% of the costs associated with securing the arbitrator which is $300 so each half is $150 and each party is responsible for 100% of its own expenses, if any. No legal action may be taken by shipper without first engaging in this mandatory arbitration process. Any decision made by the arbitrator is binding.

12) Claims: If you suffer loss or damage during your shipment, for any reason, you may file a claim by contacting our customer service department. Please send your claim request to customerservice@shleppers-ca.com, or call to be assisted over the phone. Items of extraordinary value may not be shipped without being declared. Shleppers Moving & Storage will not be responsible, in any way, for claims of loss, or losses, regarding Jewelry, Currency, Cash, Stamps, Precious Stones, Stamps, or anything of this nature. Any items of extreme value should be moved by the shipper and otherwise secured.

13) Governing Law, Jurisdiction, & Venue: This Contract shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with, the laws of the State of California. You agree and consent to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of the State of California for all purposes regarding this Contract and further agree and consent that the venue of any action brought hereunder shall be exclusively in the County of Los Angeles. If the Company prevails in court, the shipper shall be responsible to reimburse the Company for all the legal fees and other associated costs incurred in defense of the matter. Further, if the company offers mediation to settle a dispute, the Shipper will and must accept such mediation prior to starting a court action or litigation. If the shipper breaches this clause by starting an action without participating in mediation, the Shipper shall automatically enter a default judgment for $25,000 in favor of the Company.

14) Incidental Damage to Residential Property:  The contract and or tariff states that the carrier cannot be held liable or negligent for any damage to the interior or exterior of any residence including, but not limited to walls, floors, ceilings, landscaping, etc. This is known as incidental damage and is supported by Federal guidelines that the shipper should take reasonable precautions with their floors and walls to prevent incidental damage by the movers. It is the responsibility of the shipper not the moving company to take all necessary and prudent precautions to protect any flooring or walls that they feel may sustain damage in the ordinary course of a move.

15) Severability: In case any provision of these Terms & Conditions shall be invalid, illegal, or unenforceable, the validity, legality, and enforceability of the remaining provisions shall not in any way be affected or impaired thereby and such provision shall be ineffective only to the extent of such invalidity, illegality, or unenforceability. 

16) Storage: Storage is billed at $0.70 per cubic foot per month with a minimum monthly charge of $150. Storage fees are due and payable on the first of every month and automatically billed to the card we have on file.

Shleppers requires a valid credit card and a $100 deposit for each move.

IMPORTANT NOTICE

The quoted rates are believed to be in accordance with the rates prescribed by the Bureau of Household Goods and Services as published in its Maximum Rate Tariff 4 and are to be applied to the number of hours involved in providing service, to the actual weight, or to the actual number of other units of measures, subject to the designated minimum provisions, unless in conflict with the rates and regulations of that tariff. Copies of the tariff are open for public inspection at the Bureau's offices in Sacramento and at the offices of the carrier shown on this document.

Unless it is specifically and clearly indicated in the Agreement For Service, the NOT TO EXCEED PRICE does not include charges for any accessorial services which may be requested and provided or for which rates are provided in Maximum Rate Tariff 4. That means that unless it is specifically and clearly stated, the NOT TO EXCEED PRICE does not include charges for service including but not limited to appliance servicing, disassembly or reassembly of articles, flight or long carry charges, rigging, hoisting, lowering or elevator charges, shuttle charges, light and bulky article charges, split pick-up and/or delivery charges, storage-in-transit or storage-in transit transportation charges from storage to point of destination, or charges resulting from a failure of shipper to accept delivery as arranged.

TERMS AND CONDITIONS

  1. LIABILITY OF THE COMPANY, CARRIER OR WAREHOUSEMAN IN POSSESSION (HEREINAFTER REFERRED TO AS THE “carrier”.)
    1. PERILS ASSUMED – The carrier assumes obligation against direct physical damage or loss to the property to be moved, packed, stored, shipped, forwarded or otherwise handled from any external cause except as hereinafter excluded.
    2. The carrier shall be liable only for its failure to use ordinary care and then only in the amount of the customer's declared valuation of the goods. The burden of proving negligence or failure to use the care required by law shall be upon the customer.
    3. VALUATION
      • The terms “Declared Valuation,” “Agreed Value”, “Released Valuation” as used in various Tariffs, Laws and Regulations are intended to have the same meaning and are used herein for the purpose of fixing the limit, under all conditions, of the amount that the carrier's liability, for money damages, as rates and charges are based upon such declared and agreed value.
      • The carrier shall not be liable for more than the lesser of the following amounts:
        • The actual cash value of the goods at the time of loss, allowing for depreciation and/or obsolescence or 
        • The maximum limit of obligation stated on the bill of lading and/or storage receipt.
        • The actual costs to repair the damaged goods.
    4. All applicable terms and conditions herein shall apply to property of customers, hereafter added to storage, and also when the property is ordered out of storage or is ordered shipped or moved.
  2. MOVER LIABILITY FOR LOSS OR DAMAGE TO HOUSEHOLD GOODS IS LIMITED AS FOLLOWS AND IS REQUIRED BY ORDER OF THE THE CALIFORNIA PUBLIC UTILITIES COMMISSION UNDER ITS GENERAL ORDER NO. 136 SERIES: The liability of the carrier shall be limited by the following exclusions:
    1. No liability shall be provided for the condition or flavor of perishable articles.
    2. No liability shall be provided on the following items, unless the item is specifically listed on the shipping document by description and value: bills of exchange, bonded, bullion, precious metals, currency, deeds, documents, evidence of debt, credit cards, firearms (see Note 1), money, gems, jewelry, watches, precious stones, pearls, gold, silver, or platinum articles (see Note 2), stock certificates, securities, stamp collections, stamps (postage, revenue, or trading), or letters or packets of letters.

NOTE1. Liability shall be provided for firearms legally acceptable under the Federal Gun Control Act of 1968, provided that shipper furnishes to the carrier the caliber, make, and serial number of such firearms and that such firearms are packed by carrier at shipper's expense at charges not more than those shown in Maximum Rate Tariff 4.

NOTE 2. Includes gold, silver, currencies of any kind or amount, and platinum household articles such as silverware, coffee-service sets, trays, candlesticks, and dishes.

  1. No liability shall be provided for loss or damage to articles of extraordinary value except under circumstances where each such article is specifically listed on the carrier's shipping document or inventory of the shipment and specifically designated as an article of extraordinary value and by listing the value thereof, and carrier is afforded the opportunity prior to pickup of the shipment to pack and otherwise provide adequate protection for such articles (at carrier's published charges) if the packing by shipper is determined by carrier to be inadequate protection for such article. As used herein, the term “articles of extraordinary value” refers to those articles tendered to a carrier for transportation which because of uniqueness or rarity have a value substantially in excess of the cost of newly manufactured items of substantially the same type and quality apart from such uniqueness of rarity, such as, but not limited to, musical instruments of rare quality or historical significance; original manuscripts, first editions or autograph copies of books, antique furniture, heirlooms, paintings, sculptures, and other works of art; and hobby collections and exhibits.
  2. No liability shall be provided for loss or damage caused by or resulting from:
    • An act, omission, or order of shipper, including damage or breakage resulting from improper packing by shipper.
    • Insects, moths, vermin, ordinary wear and tear, or gradual deterioration.
    • Defect or inherent vice of the article, including susceptibility to damage because of atmospheric conditions such as temperature and humidity or change therein.
    • (I) Hostile or war-like action in time of peace or war, including action in hindering, combating, or defending against an actual impending or expected attack: (A) by any government or sovereign power, or by any authority maintaining or using military, naval, or air forces; or (B) by military, naval or airforces; or (C) An agent of such government power, authority, or forces; (II) Any weapon of war employing atomic fission or radioactive force whether in time of peach or war; (III) Insurrection, rebellion, revolution, civil war, usurped power, or action taken by governmental authority in hindering, combating, or defending against such an occurrence, seizure, or destruction under quarantine or customs regulations, confiscations by order of any government or public authority, or risks of contraband, or illegal transportation or trade.
  3. No liability shall be provided for the mechanical or electrical derangements of pianos, radios, phonographs, clocks, refrigerators, television sets, automatic washers, or other instruments or appliances unless evidenced by external damage to such equipment, or unless said articles or appliances are serviced as provided in subparagraph (1) below. The carrier reserves the right to inspect these articles or appliances to determine whether they are in good working order before accepting them for shipment. Carrier assumes no liability whatsoever for returning, refocusing, or other adjustments of television set unless such services were made necessary due to carrier's negligence.
    • Upon request of shipper, owner, or consignee of the goods, carrier will, subject to subparagraph (2) below, service and unservice such articles as stoves, automatic washers and dryers at origin and destination. Such servicing and unservicing does not include removal or installation of articles secured to the premises or plumbing, electrical, or carpentry services necessary to disconnect, remove, connect, and install such articles and appliances.
    • If carrier does not possess the qualified personnel to properly service and unservice such articles or appliances, carrier, upon request of shipper or consignee or as an agent for them, shall engage third persons to perform the servicing and unservicing. When third persons are engaged by the carrier to perform any service, the carrier will not assume responsibility for their activities or conduct; amount of their charges; nor for the quality or quantity of service furnished.
    • Except in instances where prior credit has been arranged, all charges of the third persons must be paid directly by the shipper to said third person.
  4. No liability shall be provided by virtue of any loss or damage caused as a result of any strike, lockout, labor disturbance, riot, civil commotion, or any person or persons taking part in any such occurrence or disorder.
  5. No liability shall be provided for any loss or damage arising out of the breakage of china, glassware, bric-a-brac, or similar articles of a brittle or fragile nature unless packed by the carrier's employees or unless such breakage results from either the negligence of the carrier or from fire, lighting, theft, malicious damage, or by collision or overturning to the conveyance.
  6. Liability of carrier and insurance company for loss or damage shall be subject to compliance by the shipper with applicable provisions of Item 92 of Maximum Rate Tariff 4 (Claims for Loss or Damage).
    1. OWNERSHIP OF GOODS – The customer, shipper, depositor, or agent hereinafter referred to as a customer, represents and warrants that he/she is lawfully possessed of the said property and/or has the authority to authorize the transportation and/or storage of said property in accordance with the terms hereof Customer agrees to indemnify and save harmless the carrier in the event it is made a party to any litigation by reason of having said property, or any portion thereof transported and/or stored, and to pay cost of court and attorneys' fees incurred in connection therewith. The carrier's lien shall secure all such costs and expenses in addition to its transportation and/or storage charges.
    2. BUILDING-FIRE-WATCHMAN – The carrier does not represent or warrant that its buildings are fireproof or that the contents of said buildings including the said property cannot be destroyed by fire. The carrier shall not be required to maintain a watchman, and its failure to do so shall not constitute negligence.
    3. TERMS OF PAYMENT – Invoices and/or statements for transportation, first month's storage, advances and other charges are due and payable upon completion of such transportation or receipt for storage. Thereafter storage bills are payable monthly in advance. A labor charge will be made for placing the property in storage and removing for delivery or access. Payments must be by cash or certified check.
    4. GENERAL LIEN FOR CHARGES – The carrier shall have a general lien upon any and all property now or hereafter delivered to or deposited with the carrier by the Customer or the legal possessor of such property for all charges for transportation, storage, preservation of the property, and the performance of other services; also for all lawful claims for money advanced, interest, insurance, labor, weighing, coopering, wrapping and other charges in relation to such property or any part thereof; also for all charges and expenses for notice and advertisement of sale and for sale of the property where there has been a default in satisfying the carrier's lien; also for all costs incurred and allowed to be recovered as reasonable expenses under provisions of the California Commercial Code or Civil Code in collecting said charges or enforcing its lien, or defending itself in the event that it is made a party to any litigation concerning said property. In the event of sale under this paragraph the carrier may retain out of the proceeds thereof an amount sufficient to pay all unpaid charges, plus interest thereon at the legal rate per month charged monthly will be made together with costs incurred in possession and foreclosure, including attorney's fees.
    5. NOTICE AND PROOF OF LOSS OR DAMAGE – The Customer shall as soon as practical, report to the carrier, or its agent, any loss and damage which may become a claim under this agreement and shall also file with the Carrier or its agent within nine (9) months from date of loss, sworn proof of loss in accordance with Item 92 of the governing Maximum Rate Tariff 4.
  • ADDITIONAL CONDITIONS – If credit is extended by the carrier by agreeing to bill the employer or other party, and in the event that any or all the charges are not paid, the owner of the goods and/or beneficiary of the services acknowledges that he/she remains primarily liable for payment.

 

NOTICE: PLEASE INSPECT YOUR GOODS PROMPTLY. CLAIMS FOR ANY LOST OR DAMAGED GOODS MUST BE FILED WITH THE MOVER IN WRITING.

CUSTOMER REPRESENTS AND WARRANTS THAT THE PROPERTY CONSISTS OF HOUSEHOLD GOODS ONLY AND THAT NO COMBUSTIBLE OR INFLAMMABLE MATERIAL IS INCLUDED.

It is agreed that this document, which includes all of the terms and conditions contained herein, shall be binding or valid, provided, however, that in case of storage in transit, the Warehouse Receipt when issued shall, unless objected to by me within Fifteen !15) days from the mailing ore receipt thereof, constitute the contract of storage between us, and provided further that in case of shipment ,including storage in transit, the Bill of Lading unless objection is made by me at time of issuance there of shall constitute the contract of shipment. All deliveries are C.O.D., unless otherwise clearly specified. 

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