For interstate shipments we offer two valuation options for you to choose from to protect your goods.
Please note that valuation is not insurance. It is a limited carrier liability set by our tariff. In the event of loss or damage caused by the carrier during your move, Stevens’ maximum liability is determined by the value at which you release your goods and the coverage option you choose. We want you to understand the coverage options available and offer an explanation for both below. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact one of our representatives for more information.
Basic liability is the minimum coverage under which your goods can be released and is provided at no additional charge. Under this coverage our maximum legal liability is limited to $0.60 per pound per article. An example: A 100 lb dining room table valued at $3000 is lost or damaged; our maximum liability is $60.00 (100 lbs x $0.60 /lb). This is insufficient protection for most situations. It is only recommended when accompanied by an insurance policy that covers goods in transit.