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Local Moving Services

When moving locally, the cost is based on the time it takes to load and deliver or, alternatively, by the weight of your load. Upon contacting Joyce Van Lines, a moving consultant will help to determine the size of the truck needed, best logistics, equipment and pricing.

Time-Based Moving

The cost to do a local move is based on the time that it takes for the movers to load and deliver your belongings. The hourly rate is based on the number of movers and trucks we assign to your move. Determining the right size crew is important. Too many movers is wasteful, and too few movers is inefficient. Our goal is to work during normal business hours, and to avoid working the movers to the point of fatigue.

Once we have established the right size crew for your move, the time starts when we begin loading, and ends when we are finished delivering. If yours is a multi-day move, we add the time over the days we work. A predetermined travel allowance is added to cover the time it takes our crew to arrive at your origin address and to return at the end of the day.

The cost for us to pack a few cartons on a time-based move is based on the time we take to pack, plus the cost of the materials. For full packing, we charge not by time, but on a per-box schedule, and the packing is normally done the day before your move. Your Joyce representative will work closely with you to assure that the most efficient and cost-effective plan is in place for a successful move, and a delightful experience for all.

Weight-Based Moving

Based on the actual weight of your furniture and boxes and the distance to your new home. When the move is over 100 miles, weight-based moving is the standard. The actual weight is determined by weighing the truck before and after your things have been loaded onto it. The difference between these two weights will be your shipping weight.

Your Joyce Van Lines representative will determine the most economical type of pricing for your move, and you can be assured that all furniture will be prepared for the move with the utmost care using quilted moving pads and paper/stretch wrapping on all upholstered furniture.

Once you book your move with Joyce Van Lines, you will be provided with an internal customer support point person who will be available to assist you throughout your move. Communication and attention to all details enables us to provide you with the service you should expect and deserve. Your move coordinator will call you the day prior to your move to confirm crew arrival time and answer any questions that you may have. All details will be reviewed with you at this time and any concerns addressed.

Interstate Moving

The cost to make an interstate move is based on the weight of your load, and the distance to your new home. The moving truck is weighed before and after your belongings have been loaded to determine the actual weight used to calculate final charges.

As an independent, licensed 48-state carrier, Joyce Van Lines, Inc. is strategically positioned throughout the U.S., capable of loading and delivering to all points with guaranteed dates. Upon contacting Joyce Van Lines, a moving consultant will help by estimating the weight of your load, and by creating a cost-effective move plan that includes the size of the truck needed, the best logistics, equipment and pricing.

Transportation includes padding, loading, transporting, inside delivery and re-assembly of any furniture that we disassembled. The cost to make an interstate move is based on the weight of your belongings and the distance they travel. The shipment weight is determined by weighing the moving van before and after loading. The difference between the tare weight and gross weight determines the net weight of your belongings, and is used to calculate your final charges. Joyce Van Lines welcomes you to view the weighting of your moving truck at origin because this eliminates any question over the net weight of your load, and the need for a re-weigh at destination.

Inventory Control

Prior to moving your shipment from your home, our driver will prepare a descriptive inventory of your belongings. He/she will also make notes concerning the physical description of each piece (noting the pre-existing condition and damage if any). Upon delivery, check off your belongings as they are taken off the truck and note any exceptions to the inventory prior to the driver leaving your home.

Items Too Dangerous To Ship

For everyone’s protection, it is important to know the items that are too dangerous to carry due to the potential of fire or explosion. Some of these items include: aerosol cans, explosives, flammable items, hazardous chemicals, matches, open liquids, paint, perishables, pressurized cans, thinners, turpentine and bleach. Industry tariff and Cargo Protection Plans explicitly state that jewelry, cash, stamps, and coins are not covered. Therefore, Joyce Van Lines recommends that you carry your valuables. Joyce Van Lines is happy to carry these items for you, once a High-Value Declaration Form is completed and signed.

Payment Terms

A $100.00 deposit will secure your moving date(s), truck and crew. The balance is due upon our arrival at your new home, prior to unloading, in certified check, cash or money order. Pre-payment of the estimated costs will be charged up to three days prior to your loading date. Once final charges have been calculated, your credit card will be adjusted.

Valuation (Cargo Protection Plan)

Valuation is the term used when referring to the level of cargo protection you choose in the event of any loss and/or damage. Joyce Van Lines offers two options, Full (Replacement) Value Protection, or Released Value of 60 cents per pound per article. Your preferred cargo protection plan must be confirmed prior to move date. Valuation is not insurance and is provided by the motor carrier under the terms of your bill of lading and the carriers’ tariff. Full Value Protection entitles the carrier to repair, replace, or reimburse you for loss or damage based on the replacement value of the damaged article. A minimum value of $6.00 per pound is required to purchase Full Value Protection. You should declare value to a level that is appropriate for your household goods. You cannot undervalue your shipment. Full Value Protection is the preferred choice among our valued customers. All items valued at greater than $100 per pound must be declared and listed on a separate high value inventory form prior to loading. Basic liability is at no cost to the client, and is limited to 60 cents per pound, per article. For example, although highly unlikely, if we move your 45″ LED T.V, weighing in at 30 pounds, and something happens to it, all you are covered for under basic valuation would be .60 cents pound. So 30 lbs X .60 = $18.00 would be be your total protection under the basic protection.

These types of claims will be settled monetarily. Be advised that this protection is minimal, and therefore, not adequate for most household furnishings. For additional coverage we suggest you obtain “Full Value Protection”.