Our moving glossary gives your move greater definition.

Moving jargon? Take the confusion out of industry terms and terminology with this convenient, easy-to-access moving glossary from Molloy Bros./Mayflower.

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Shuttle service

Used if the assigned over-the-road van is unable to make a normal pickup or delivery because of physical constraints (extremely narrow road, inadequate parking area for the truck, weak bridge, etc.). A shuttle service is the use of a secondary, smaller vehicle to complete the pickup or delivery. Charges for this service are based on the weight of the shipment and the location where the service is performed.


Storage-in-Transit (SIT)

The temporary storage of your household goods in the carrier agent’s warehouse until it can be shipped at a later date. The SIT may not exceed 180 calendar days. After 180 days, the interstate nature of the shipment ends and is converted to the rules of the local warehouseman.


Survey

This examination of a customer’s belongings by an agent is used to develop an estimate of move charges.