What Are Household Goods In Trucking?

What Are Household Goods in Trucking?

Accordint to the FMCSA household goods are “personal items that will be used in a home”. They include items shipped from a factory or store, if purchased with the intent to use in a home and transported at the request of the householder who pays for the transportation charges.

Why is important to know what households are?

If you are planning to go into the transportation business or if you want to expand your business, it is important that you know that there are several types of road transport authority and if you plan to transport any type of merchandise including households, you must have separate certifications.
General freight actually includes everything except household items. Additional certification is required for HHG movers, as you must now certify that you are able, willing and able to provide the specialized services necessary to transport household items.

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