Mover’s Lingo

Mover’s Lingo

  • Burlap – wrapping material used for rough items (i.e. garden tools).
  • Burning a pad – term used to describe the action of placing a folded or rolled up pad securely into an open space to prevent movement.
  • Cwt. – this abbreviation stands for the rate or charge per 100 pounds.
  • DeadHead – empty (unloaded) miles traveled by a driver in order to move his or her truck to pick up a paying load.
  • Diaper – refers to a method of placing a furniture pad around a piece of furniture. Typically used on straight back chairs.
  • Drape – refers to a method of placing a furniture pad around a piece of furniture. Typically used on flat items.
  • Line Haul – the charges for the vehicle transportation portion of your move.
  • Long Carry – charge for carrying articles excessive distances between the mover’s vehicle and your residence.
  • Long Haul – a move that takes place over 450 miles. Long hauls are (generally) performed with tractor-trailers.
  • Overflow – articles that are left behind due to insufficient space on a van, to be loaded on a second van for transportation and delivery.
  • Reweigh – second weighing of shipment performed at destination at the shipper’s or the carrier’s request.
  • Shuttle – use of a smaller vehicle to provide service to residences that are not accessible to the mover’s normal line haul equipment (large moving vans).
  • Space Saver (Skin) – a type of furniture pad. Typically burlap on the outside and moleskin on the inside.
  • Straight Truck – a truck, generally one half the size and capacity of a tractor-trailer. Straight trucks are single cab and body vehicles (as opposed to a tractor-trailer on which the cab can be separated from the trailer).
  • Tier – a goup of household goods (HHG) stacked in a moving van to fill the space stacked from wall to wall, floor to ceiling.

 

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