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Discover your options: learn how to protect your belongings during a move with limited liability and full value protection.

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Limited coverage is the default coverage option provided by most moving companies. It generally provides basic protection for your belongings while they are in transit, but it is usually limited to a certain amount per pound of your items. This means that if your belongings are lost or damaged during the move, the moving company is only responsible for reimbursing you up to a certain amount per pound of the items that were damaged or lost.

Imagine you have an item that weighs 10 pounds. If something happens to the item during your move, your moving company will only give you $6.00, or 60 cents per pound to replace it. That’s because the “60 cents per pound” coverage means that for every pound you move, the moving company will only give you 60 cents if anything gets damaged or lost.

Limited Liability Insurance is also called “Basic Coverage” and “60 Cents Per Pound” because it is the minimum required by the Department of Transportation and U.S. Federal Law. There is no extra charge for this protection, but you need to accept it by signing for it on the Bill of Lading.

Full value protection is an optional add-on service offered by moving companies. It provides more comprehensive coverage for your belongings while they are in transit. If your belongings are lost, damaged, or destroyed during the move, the moving company is responsible for repairing or replacing them, or providing you with a cash settlement for the full current market value of the items.

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Understanding moving coverage options to safeguard your belongings

Exploring limited liability,full value protection and third parties insurance options for a smooth move

Limited liability

Basic protection for your items based on their weight at a fixed rate.

-Calculated at a rate of .60 -cents per pound.
-Suitable for low-value items
-No additional charges
-No deductible
-Included in your move
-Required by the Department of Transportation.

Full value protection

If damaged, your items will be repaired, replaced, or reimbursed.

-Value based on weight of entire shipment
-Provided by a moving company
-Additional cost may apply
-Suitable for high value items
-Deductible ($500 – $1000)
-Not included in your move – upon request

Third-parties insurance

If damaged, your items will be repaired, replaced, or reimbursed.

-Customization options based on the value
-Premium vary based on the coverage
-Cost depends on the provider
-Compensation depends on the policy
-Claims filed directly with the insurance provider.
-Third-party provider – not the mover

Coverage Comprehensive Guide

Your belongings are more than objects, protect them during a move

Everything you need to know about the moving coverage options in summary.

Items Covered Under Limited Liability

Usually, limited coverage protects against damages or losses caused by the moving company’s negligence. It may not cover natural disasters or excluded items of extraordinary value, such as jewelry, antiques, and computer software, exceeding $100 per pound

Items Covered Under FVP

Under full value protection, all of your belongings are typically covered, with some exceptions for items of extraordinary value. Note that the value of your items is based on their current market value, not their original purchase price.

Compensation Value

While compensation under  Limited liability is calculated at a fixed rate, under FVP is calculated based on the current market value of the item and the total weight of the shipment.

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Upgrade and Flexibility

Request to your Relocation Specialist a higher level of coverage before your moving date, or independently purchase additional coverage from a third party provider.

How it works

Protect what really matters for you

Let us take you through an illustrative example that showcases the difference between Limited Liability and FVP,  helping you understand the true value of comprehensive coverage.

More to know about Limited Liability and FVP

More moving coverage insights: essential information

Discover additional key information about the protection during a move to make a well-informed decision in case of damages.

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A Bill of Lading is a legal document that outlines the details of your move. You’ll see details on the items being moved, the type of coverage you have selected, and any applicable fees and charges.

The deductible is your initial out-of-pocket payment prior to our coverage for damages or losses. It varies based on your belongings’ value. Roadway provides $500 and $1,000 deductibles. Ask our specialist for terms and conditions clarification.

It’s known as “Basic Coverage” or “60 Cents Per Pound” as per the Department of Transportation and U.S. Federal Law requirements. This protection incurs no additional fee, but you must acknowledge and sign for it on the Bill of Lading.

If your belongings are damaged or lost during the move, please file a claim here (link.) If you have chosen to use third-party insurance, you’ll need to file a claim directly with the insurer.

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We can securely wrap, box or crate your items, then help you unpack when you get there.

Assembling & Disassembling


We take apart your furniture and put it back together quickly and efficiently.

Furniture Disposal


We can arrange for the recycling or removal of furniture you wish to discard.

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We provide a Certificate of Insurance (COI) verifying our insurance policy.

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