the best time to move?
If there is a choice, most moving companies suggest you select a time
other than summer, the end of the month or the end-of-year holidays.
The heaviest demands are placed on vans, equipment and personnel during
What is Adams Transfer's Texas DOT #?
TxDMV # 005425866C
How do you determine what my move will cost?
Unless you have been given a binding estimate, the exact cost of your
be determined until after your shipment has been loaded on the van and
If additional services are requested or become necessary after loading
additional charges will be incurred. Basic transportation charges
depend on the
actual weight of your goods and the distance they will travel. The
will include these transportation costs, any charges for Full-Value
or Depreciated Coverage, plus charges for any "accessorial" services
packing and unpacking) performed by the Adams North American agent at
These charges are based on "tariff" rate schedules.
Am I protected against loss or damage while
my goods are in transit?
Yes, but how much protection you have and its cost to you depend upon
American Van Lines "valuation" program you choose – Full-Value Coverage
or Released Rate Liability (60 cents per pound per article).
Can I pack my china, glass and crystal?
Most people prefer to have their household possessions, especially
professionally packed by a moving company. However, if you decide to
items yourself, remember that the basic principles of good packing
the items individually, providing plenty of cushioning and making sure
of a firm
Be sure to select a sturdy container with a lid. Place a two- or
of crushed paper on the bottom of the carton as a cushion. Wrap each
with a soft material to provide a safe, protective, "padded nest." Pack
items on the bottom and the lighter ones next, filling in empty spaces
paper. Place plates on edge and glassware on rims for maximum
the carton "Fragile," and list the contents on the outside. Be sure to
carton with tape.
Can I pack my clothes in a chest or dresser
Lightweight clothing – sweaters, shirts, blouses, and lingerie – may
be left in the drawers. Do not fill drawers with heavy items such as
linens or sheets, which can damage the piece of furniture during
careful NOT to leave fragile items, money, jewelry, watches or other
in the drawers, as well as anything that might spill or leak.
Can I move my pet?
Pets cannot be carried on the moving van. Dogs, cats, canaries and
can usually be transported in the family car. If this isn't convenient,
Adams North American agent will be glad to suggest alternate ways to