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What does a Binding estimate mean?

A binding estimate means that you pay a fixed transportation price as the cost to move your items will not exceed the agreed amount. Binding estimate act as a legal agreement between the two parties for an interstate move. In accordance with the agreement, you are required to pay a fixed transportation price even if the weight of your items is more or less than estimated.

The benefit of the binding estimate is the presence of transparency in pricing. You will have to pay a price that is agreed at the initial stage of the move. This avoids the last moment hassle.

Q6 - What does a non-binding estimate mean?

A non-binding estimate gives you a projected cost of the move. Unlike a binding estimate, it is not a contracted or guaranteed price of moving the items. This is a rough estimate given to you by the company. However, if the actual services cost you less than the estimated amount then you would have to pay less. And, If the actual services cost you more than the estimated amount then you would have to pay more than the discussed price.

If you are not sure about the actual services then we would recommend you to opt for a non-binding estimate as your final moving bill can potentially be less than the actual estimated amount.

Q7 - Which one to choose between binding and non-binding estimate?

Both binding and non-binding estimate is useful in their own perspectives. The selection between the two depends on the situation and preference of customers.

At one end, binding estimate gives you complete peace of mind with respect to the fluctuation in pricing of the move. On the other hand, a non-binding estimate allows you to save on the price if the actual service cost you less than the estimated amount.

In case you are completely sure of the weight of your items and the actual services that would be required then you can opt for a binding estimate, otherwise, a non-binding estimate may prove better for you.

Q8 - What is a bill of Lading?

A bill of lading is a documented contract between the freight carrier and shipper which describes the receipt of goods for every shipment transported. The driver who loads your shipment will give you a bill of lading with information about the type, condition, amount, and destination of items. The paper also consists of the terms and conditions regarding the valuation of your shipment.

The customers are therefore requested to read the document carefully before you sign it. In case you find any discrepancy in the document, clear it with the driver to avoid any last moment hassle.

Q9 - What is Freight bill and Freight Charges?

A freight charge is a price that a carrier charges for transporting your goods from its source to destination. The amount may be charged on the basis of the weight of the shipment, volume of shipment, mode of shipment, the distance between the source and destination, etc.

A freight bill details the freight charges that are applicable for a shipment. This acts as an invoice for freight charges and proves useful for the purpose of record keeping and bill payment.

A freight invoice contains reference number, date of issue, customer’s/suppliers name and contact details, description of goods, moving quote, payment terms, etc. One must ensure that all such information is available in the freight bill to avoid any discrepancy of information.

In 2017, Decatur, IL had a population of 73.5k people with a median age of 39 and a median household income of $41,977. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Decatur, IL declined from 74,063 to 73,505, a -0.753% decrease and its median household income grew from $40,777 to $41,977, a 2.94% increase.

The population of Decatur, IL is 69.7% White Alone, 19.8% Black or African American Alone, and 6.2% Two or More Races. 3.84% of the people in Decatur, IL speak a non-English language, and 98.5% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Decatur, IL are Richland Community College (1,020 degrees awarded in 2016), Millikin University (565 degrees), and Mr John's School of Cosmetology Esthetics & Nails-Decatur (34 degrees).

The median property value in Decatur, IL is $80,600, and the homeownership rate is 63.3%. Most people in Decatur, IL commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 16 minutes. The average car ownership in Decatur, IL is 2 cars per household.


The economy of Decatur, IL employs 31.9k people. The largest industries in Decatur, IL are Health Care & Social Assistance (5,274 people), Manufacturing (5,140 people), and Retail Trade (4,309 people), and the highest paying industries are Management of Companies & Enterprises ($117,679), Utilities ($62,167), and Public Administration ($51,129).

Median household income in Decatur, IL is $41,977. Males in Decatur, IL have an average income that is 1.37 times higher than the average income of females, which is $52,403. The income inequality in Decatur, IL (measured using the Gini index) is 0.483, which is higher than than the national average.

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