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Understanding Your Binding Quote.

Please read carefully the following information related to your moving quote.

  Moving Estimate Includes:

  •     Transportation of your shipment.
  •     Truck, Tolls, Mileage.
  •     Loading and unloading of all items.
  •     Complete inventory and identification system.
  •     Standard disassembly and re-assembly of furniture.
  •     Blanket wrapping of furniture pieces to help to prevent unexpected damages.
  •     All furniture placement in designated rooms.
  •     Basic valuation liability protection of $0.60 per lb. per article, (FVP Available at extra charge).
  •     No Charge for tape & shrink wrap + TV’s Pack on all move.
  •     No additional charge for stairs up to a third flight at origin or destination.
  •     No long carry charge up to one block (100 feet).
  •     No Shuttle charge at origin & $1 per CF at destination.
  •     Fuel surcharge included for moves from Illinois.
  •     50% off on all packing materials & packing labor.
  •     Free 1 month STI (Climate Controlled Storage in Transit). Long term available.
  •     Delivery using air-ride trucks & trailers.

    Moving Estimate Does NOT Include:

    Packing services such as: packing boxes, dishes, clothing, pictures, lamps, small breakables items etc.

    Unpacking of boxes on time of delivery. If packing service are required charge will be applied accordingly.

Note: If these services are required in order for the move to be completed they will be performed at an charge.

Fuel surcharge:

Please note that fuel surcharge will added to the total transportation at rate of 9% to any move picked-up outside the state of Illinois.

Delivery Schedule:

Consolidated shipments standard delivery time frame may take up to 21 business days. Any special delivery services may be obtained for additional charges. Special delivery services must be arranged in advance and are subject to equipment availability. Normal estimate delivery time will be anywhere from 1 to 14 business days, and it may take up-to 30 days to certain destination such as WY, ID, WA, OR, MT, SD, ND, ME, VT, NH South of Texas, Northern California.

Note: The delivery time frame shall go into effect from the earliest date you are ready for the final delivery due to movement and scheduling of our trucks. Any oral promises made regarding delivery or pick up dates and times are mere estimates.

Moving Estimate Information:

As a moving company Anywhere Moving & Storage Inc. is able to provide you with a binding or a non-binding estimate. The final charges associated with a cubic feet move are determined by the actual space of the shipment. If your estimated cubic feet is below 200 CF you will be responsible for your estimated cubic feet or your actual cubic feet whichever is greater. In the event that the estimated cubic feet of tour shipment over 200 CF you will be responsible for the actual cubic feet of your shipment. A binding estimate is based upon the articles and services listed, and provided by you, the shipper. In the interest of an accurate quote, and given that this estimate is not based upon an IN HOME survey, please make sure that the actual Item sizes listed do not exceed 5% of their assigned cubic. footage or weight –based values. Additional weight or cubic feet will be charge at your current rate per cube/pound subject to space availability on the truck. On the day of your move Anywhere Moving & Storage Inc. crew will inspect the shipment to insure that it is properly prepared to be transported, and that the items to be moved are commensurate with your stated inventory, the driver will then ask that you sign the appropriate paperwork Including an inventory of all articles to be transported and bill of lading. A non-binding estimate will be based on full carrier tariff, without tariff discount, the final price will be based on shipment weight in addition to services ordered by the shipper such packing, stairs, shuttle, exc.   

Accessorial Services:

You should advise your Anywhere Moving & Storage Inc. representative of any accessorial services, such as flights of stairs, elevators, extra drop-offs or pick-ups, redelivery, storage, long carriers of other services needed, as these may incur supplemental charges. Applicable charges will be based upon Anywhere Moving & Storage Inc. tariff.

Stairs – (between 1 to 21 steps): up-to the 3 flight (Flight = 7 Steps) of stairs will be free at pickup and delivery each additional flight will be Charge $50 per flight per every 200 cubic footage.

Long Carry – An added charge for carrying articles over 100 feet between movers vehicle and your residence will be added based on the volume and the additional distance. Each additional block of 100ft. will be charged an extra $100 for each 500 CF.

Shuttle Service Additional charge will be added where use of a smaller vehicle is needed to provide service to residences that are not accessible to a normal moving Van, Shuttle charges is $1 per CF with a minimum of 500 CF.

Elevator by the law there will be a one-time charge of $75 for elevator at the origin and destination place.

BULKY & SPECIAL ITEMS HANDLING: Extra charges may apply for handling bulky items such as pianos, pool tables, motorcycles, wall units, playgrounds, ATVs, safes, sculptures and other specialty items. (Please notify your representative in advance if you have any specialty items that may be subject to bulk fees). *Please note that Anywhere Moving & Storage Inc. will disassemble and reassemble items only within reason and where warranty and safety issues are not a concern. Disassembly or reassembly of pool tables, cribs, bunk beds, large exercise machines or weight benches and some desks are not included.

Storage in Transit: If you are not able to take delivery of your belongings direct, you will be charged a fee for storage at the rate 35 cent per CF per month from the date of pick-up until the first date you are available for delivery. As a courtesy we can allow up-to 30 hold at no charge for most jobs, ask your salesperson for details. All unpaid balances for line haul, material, storage and all other charges are to be paid in full within 30 days of your pick-up. Additional storage will be invoiced monthly.

Items that cannot be shipped:

Movers are forbidden by law to ship or store live plants, explosives, gases and other flammable materials, which include but are not limited to the following: alcohol, aerosol cans, fireworks, propane tanks, gasoline, and live ammunition.

Parking Permits/Reservations:

Any parking permits, HOA approvals, elevator reservations or other documentation required to either pickup or deliver a shipment is the sole responsibility of the shipper and not of Anywhere Moving & Storage Inc.


As per federal regulation, you will need to select a liability option, the default carrier liability is \”60 cents per pound per article\”. This means that if a desk that weighs 100 Ibs were to sustain damage during the course of your relocation, the maximum carrier liability would be $60. IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO PROCURE ADDITIONAL CARRIER LIABILITY, SPEAK DIRECTLY WITH ANYWHERE MOVING & STORAGE INC. AND ASSURED TO SIGN THE APPLICABLE PAPERWORK. Basic Limited liability protection is included With every move. Distinct from the two options outline above, it is also possible to procure an insurance policy for your move from a third party such as: Baker International (ID: 18880), or the insurer of your choice if you are interested in insuring your goods, arrangements should be made in advance of your move date. Anywhere Moving & Storage Inc. does not have any direct affiliation, nor does it endorse any particular Insurance provider.

Preparing for your Move:

Your rights and responsibilities can be viewed on our website at www.awmoving.com or by attached link. I acknowledge that I have received copies of, or have access via the Internet to, the Ready to Move and the \”Your Rights and Responsibilities When you Move\” brochures explaining the FMCSA consumer protection regulations that apply for my shipment.

Summary of dispute settlement Program:

As a household goods moving company licensed by the US Department of Transportation, Anywhere Moving and Storage Inc. will attempt will resolve disputes that might arise between a shipper and a carrier. Section 49 U.S.C. Section 375.211 provides that a mover must have a program In place to provide shippers with an arbitration alternative. Arbitration Is optional and not required under Federal law.

A. Summary of the arbitration process: Arbitration is an alternative to courtroom litigation. It provides each party to the dispute an opportunity to present their case and allows a neutral third party arbitrator to make a decision as to the merits of each side case.

B. Applicable costs: Each party is responsible for their own costs associated with arbitration. A benefit to the arbitration alternative may be that It is less expensive than traditional litigation. Each party is responsible for 50% of the costs associated with securing the arbitrator and 100% of their own expenses, including but not limited to attorney fees.

C. Legal effects: If the arbitration alternative is chosen, then any decision made by the arbitrator may be binding. Additionally, an arbitration decision may not be appealed in a court of law. Please contact us directly at 1-877-489-0905 if you wish to participate in or get more information about the arbitration program of a particular carrier. Any lawsuit filed against Anywhere Moving & Storage Inc. must be filed In Cook county IL, and Is limited to the amount of the Administrative Fee. Shipper agrees to relinquish any rights to jurisdiction In any other County or State other than Cook county IL.

Arbitration Services: You and Anywhere Moving & Storage agree to submit any dispute(s) including but not limited to damage claims, property damage, billing disputes, contract issues, etc. to UNITED STATE MOVERS ASSOCIATION (USMA) for binding arbitration in accordance with the rules set forth by US MOVERS ASSOCIATION (USMA), if you cannot resolve directly with Anywhere Moving & Storage or the assigned claim services.


Upon booking a 10% deposit is required to be paid in the form of credit card (Visa or Mastercard Only) cashier’s check, or personal check. Prior to pick-up 70% of the balance is due in the form of credit card, cashier’s check, cash, postal money order. At delivery the balance is due prior to unloading in the form of Post Office Money Order or Cash only. The Carrier reserves the right to collect up to 70% of balance due prior to the goods leaving the origin state. Subject to federal law, payment in FULL of all charges is required before delivery and prior to unloading – Subject to the 110% law, if applicable. All charges are based on full tariff rates.

**Only payment terms as outlined in this contract will be considered authorized unless exceptions are noted above per management approval in writing.

*We do not accept credit cards on delivery!

There is 3% credit card transactions fee for all credit card payment method.

Deposits are 100% refundable if given a minimum of 3 days’ notice. Jobs that are booked within 3 days of the move date are non-refundable.

Complaints policy:

cancellations or for the loss or damage of Items. All claims must be submitted, in writing, directly to Anywhere Moving & Storage Inc. To find out more about filing a claim and/or the claims process, please call Anywhere Moving & Storage Inc. at 1-877-489-0905.

Anywhere Moving & Storage Inc. shall not be liable for the loss or destruction of any articles unless and until all monies owed to Anywhere Moving & Storage Inc. is paid In full. Claims can be submitted up to 9 months from the date of delivery of your articles, and should be submitted directly to Anywhere Moving & Storage Inc. The signed inventory will serve as the primary document relating to the condition of any and all articles being claimed. It is the shipper responsibility to Inspect and Indicate damaged or missing items on the inventory documents at the time of delivery. Payment for claims are subject to the limitations of liability as described on the Bill of Lading, and in accordance with the liability option contractually selected by the shipper.

   Are you moving to another city for a new job or because your old job is now at a new location?

A tax break may be coming your way. Reasonable moving expenses are deductible and include the cost of moving your household goods and personal effects to your new home. You can also deduct the expenses of travelling to your new home, including lodging costs. Visit the IRS website for more information about the deductions related to your moving expense.

WARNING: If a moving company loses or damages your goods, there are 2 different standards for the company’s liability based on the types of rates you pay. BY FEDERAL LAW, THIS FORM MUST CONTAIN A FILLED-IN ESTIMATE OF THE COST OF A MOVE FOR WHICH THE MOVING COMPANY IS LIABLE FOR THE FULL (REPLACEMENT) VALUE OF YOUR GOODS in the event of loss of, or damage to, the goods. This form may also contain an estimate of the cost of a move in which the moving company is liable for FAR LESS than the replacement value of your goods, typically at a lower cost to you. You will select the liability level later, on the bill of lading (contract) for your move. Before selecting a liability level, please read “Your Rights and Responsibilities When You Move,” provided by the moving company, and seek further information at the government website www.protectyourmove.gov.

Helpful Moving Information:

By signing I agree that I have received digital copy of: Rights & Responsibilities Download Here & Ready to move brochure Download Here.

Subject to Title 49 C.F.R Section 375.403

Please be aware that the estimate is binding for both the shipper and the carrier. The charges shown are the charges being assessed for only those services specifically identified in the estimate. Additional household goods or services not identified in the binding estimate will require a rescission of the old estimate.

Customer agrees and waives the requirement for a physical survey. Anywhere Moving & Storage Inc. written estimate will be provided to the shipper before shipment is loaded. Additionally, the interstate tariff is available for viewing upon reasonable notice.

*It is the customer’s responsibility to verify that the inventory listed here is accurate and properly sized/weighted and to notify Anywhere Moving & Storage Inc. of any changes or corrections no later than 72 hours prior to the scheduled pickup window.

Any changes received within less than 72 hours of your scheduled pickup date may not be incorporated into your contract for pickup.

Thank you for choosing Anywhere Moving & Storage Inc. for your upcoming relocation.