Like most industries, the moving business has its own unique lingo that is often only known to those on the inside. However, if you have an upcoming move planned, it can go a whole lot smoother if you understand what your movers are saying to one another. For 70 years, M. Dyer & Sons has been the moving company of choice for those relocating to or out of the Honolulu area because they do everything possible to make the move as seamless as possible.
Here are few key phrases and words frequently used by movers and the meanings behind them:
- Bill Of Lading (B/L Or BOL): If you hire a moving company, you will more than likely be faced with a bill of lading . This document is an agreement that entails which of your belongings will be loaded on the truck and moved to the target destination.
- Dunnage: While this shipping term will probably be used by your Honolulu movers to describe the material they plan to use to secure your belongings safely, it can also have different meanings. In its most basic form, dunnage is used to describe miscellaneous baggage items; however, in some other instances, it could also refer to low priority cargo.
- PBO: This acronym, which stands for “packed by owner,” is pretty straightforward once you know what it stands for. It refers to any boxes packed by you or other members of your home. You should clarify with any moving company that if you decide to pack your items yourself, they will be insured. Otherwise, you might need to opt for CP (carrier packed) items so your belongings can be replaced in the event anything is broken during the move.
When you are relocating, the Honolulu movers at M. Dyer & Sons will make sure you understand all of the industry jargon. Schedule your move with them today by calling (808) 456-4200. You can also visit them online anytime to learn about their mainland and inter-island moving services.