It is not uncommon during a move which was planned far in advance for needs to change. Your new home or office may not be available for move in, as an example, or you are not able to accept the delivery due to the time constraints. In these situations you will need to store your belongings temporarily. If this is your predicament we can accommodate your needs and have your belongings stored in our state of the art storage warehouse until you are ready to receive them at your new location.
Storage in Transit (SIT) – Temporary Storage
When shipments are delivered to a warehouse for storage-in-transit (SIT), we will place your goods in secure, breathable storage containers to protect your items from dust, dirt, loss or damage.
We know that safety and security of your belongings is important to you. That’s why our warehouse is designed and operated like no ordinary self-storage facility. Our entire storage process is designed to deliver a World Class storage service to you from the moment your belongings arrive here at the facility to the moment when you get them back.
If your new home isn’t quite ready when you move and you’ll need Storage In Transit, just let us know as soon as you can. We will pick up your belongings at your origin location and deliver them to our storage warehouse. There your SIT shipments will be carefully handled and placed into storage vaults where they’ll be available for reloading and delivery to your new home with just a few day’s notice (delivery charges will apply).
SIT or Temporary Storage is available for up to 90 days. Should you require a longer storage term, we can store your belongings based on published term storage rates.
How the SIT charges are calculated.
Since every move is unique and every situation and need is different, the charges for Storage in Transit are separated into three categories:
- Drayage – The pickup and delivery of stored goods. These charges will be charged to your account based on the same piece, hourly or distance rate as was applied to your move. Please note that if the SIT was requested last minute and are subject to Change Order, overtime rates may apply (depending on the time of the day and amount of work such process will require).
- Warehouse handling which includes offloading, padding and protecting your goods for storage as well as the positioning of your goods into our storage vaults. This is a one time charge of $0.063 per pound of stored belongings or $31.35 whichever is greater. The total weight of your stored belongings will be estimated based on the forklift scale indication or storage volume occupied at 7 pounds per cubic foot, whichever is less.
- Storage – The time needed for actual storage.
The first day for SIT shipments is charged at a rate that is different from the rest of the days your shipment is in storage which is $0.021 per pound of weight of the stored belongings or $10.65 whichever is greater.
All additional days of SIT (up to 89 additional days) are charged at $0.0011 per pound of weight of the stored belongings.
The total weight of your stored belongings will be estimated based on the forklift scale indication or storage volume occupied at 7 pounds per cubic foot, whichever is less.