Notice of Changes to Maximum Rate Tariff for Household Goods Carriers

March 9, 2018

On March 8, 2018, the Board of Public Safety approved a new maximum rate tariff applicable to intrastate household goods movers within the state of Georgia. Following the vote, Commissioner Mark W. McDonough signed an Administrative Order adopting the new tariff. The new tariff will cancel the former Georgia Public Service Commission maximum rate tariff which was applicable to household goods movers. The substantive changes to the tariff include (1) a 15% increase in the maximum allowable rates; and (2) a change in the default valuation method for goods moved from depreciated value up to a maximum amount to released value at a rate of $0.60 per pound per article. The new maximum rate tariff will become effective on March 10, 2018. Until that time the existing maximum rate tariff shall remain in effect. To view the new tariff, click here. To view the Administrative Order adopting the new tariff, click here.

Commissioner McDonough also signed an Administrative Order revising Department of Public Safety Household Goods Mover Rules 1-1 and 1-2. Rule 1-1 allows household goods movers to charge up to one hour of travel time per move and Rule 1-2 allows household goods movers to charge a fuel surcharge. The amendments are to clarify that Rules 1-1 and 1-2 are still in effect under the new tariff. To view the Administrative Order adopting the revised Household Goods Mover Rules 1-1 and 1-2 and the Rules themselves, click here.

Any questions or concerns regarding the new tariff should be directed to Zachary Howard, Legal Services Officer, at (404) 624-7423, or via email at zhoward@gsp.net or Leona Smith at (404) 624-7241.

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