As you probably already know, on January 1, 2008, the Household Goods Carriers Bureau (HGCB) of the American Moving and Storage Association discontinued the 400N tariff under orders of federal regulators, who have terminated the industry’s right to engage in collective ratemaking.
If you do interstate moving under your own authority, you should have had your own published tariff in place by Jan 1, 2008 in order to legally perform interstate moves after that date. Federal Auditors are presently performing unannounced inspections of moving companies with interstate authority to enforce this requirement.
CompuMove is prepared to help you with the compliance process, including generating rates, creating Jan 1, 2008 published tariff materials for you to have available in your offices for inspection, and having those rates calculate with the CompuTariff software.
You can create any rates you choose, including rates based on the 400N tariff. If you choose to use rates based on the 400N tariff, they can be modified several ways, including:
Percentage increase or decrease from the 2007 rates
Inclusion or exclusion of the fuel surcharge and IRR surcharge items
Modification of packing rates, including containers and labor charges
Inclusion of flight and long carries, as existed before 400N
Modifications to shuttle, extra pickup, and self storage charges
Inclusion or exclusion of overtime and peak season rates
These options can be mixed as you wish, or you can create a complete custom tariff from scratch — it’s up to you.
Please note that CompuMove Systems cannot offer you any advice on the above options, or share with you any information on what other movers are doing. The purpose of this change, as put forth by the Department of Justice, is to force movers to create their rates independent of one another.
CompuMove offers you a published (printed) custom tariff, and/or matching CompuTariff rating software to automate the calculation of your tariff. The printed tariff document includes both the Rules and Regulations for interstate moving and your custom tariff tables, and also includes a frameable “lobby placard” document identifying your tariff as available for inspection.
If you’d like more information, please call our office at 760-434-4101.