Supervisor will prepare a detailed
Inventory & Condition Report of the items to be moved. In
addition to tagging every individual carton or piece of furniture
with numbered and color-coded labels, he or she will record each
item--and a description of any existing damage--on the inventory
form. You should accompany the driver as he or she prepares the
inventory, pointing out any special concerns or handling
considerations along the way.
You'll be asked to sign the
inventory, as your acknowledgment that the pieces indicated were
loaded and as verification of their condition prior to the move.
Then, the driver will sign the form as well and present you with a
copy. Keep this inventory with you for use at your new home.
The supervisor also will ask you to sign
a bill of lading / other necessary documents. This is the contract
by which you authorize the van line to transport your possessions
and agree to pay for those services. The bill of lading serves to
confirm the services performed, pickup and delivery schedules, and
the valuation and protection plan that you've