What is Storage In Transit? (seen as SIT)
SIT is used when a shipper decides they need their goods held by the moving company until the time of final delivery. This may be because of building a new home, or that no new residence has been purchased yet, or simply out of convenience; so we offload into a climate-controlled storage unit of our own.
The warehousing/storage unit will only be accessible by the moving company and will be paid for by the moving company. In the event of an emergency, a Shipper can request entry accompanied by our General Manager; by visiting or calling our office for assistance.
While in warehousing with the moving company, all goods remain in the care, custody, and control of East Coast Moving. Whichever valuation option is assigned at the start of the move is duplicated for the time goods are kept in warehousing. This is not optional and cannot be changed.
In lay-mans terms, the added cost when in SIT is because your goods must be offloaded, accrue a monthly storage fee, reloaded to moving truck, and then finally delivered to your destination.
All costs for a weight distance move will change accordingly, once the actual tonnage transported is known.