Powell Relocation Group

 Powell

About this contract

This contract (one of four) is available for household, office, and specialty equipment moves. Contact the carrier directly for specific information related to your needs.

Additional information

  • 66% discount on interstate moves
  • 53% discount if shipment is tendered into storage-in-transit at any Powell Relocation Group or Walker Transfer-Powell warehouse
  • 51% discount if shipment is tendered into storage-in-transit at any other warehouse
  • Carrier agrees to apply flat rates for transportation of automobiles and light trucks. (Autos or trucks exceeding two hundred thirty-five (235) inches in length will be subject to $300.00 charge in addition to flat rates below:
Miles Rates
0001 to 0500  $900.00
0501 to 1000 $1065.00
1001 to 1500 $1240.00
1501 to 2000 $1360.00
2001 to 2500 $1530.00
2501 & over $1655.00

 Peak season transportation rates do not apply

  • Free full replacement valuation (insurance) up to $100,000 (excess coverage at a rate of $.50/$100)
  • Guaranteed pickup and delivery. Carrier agrees to pay $125.00/day each day pickup or delivery is delayed, or reasonable and supportable meal and lodging expenses; whichever is greater provided written claim (with receipts) is submitted within 30 days after delivery. Only applies on shipments within the forty-eight (48) contiguous U.S.
  • Carrier agrees to extend contract to retirees and Collect On Delivery (C.O.D.) employees

How to use this contract 

Moving expense payments

For information regarding university policy, eligibility, and tax information for moving expenses, view MBP Section 53 on the Office of the Controller website. 

The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act passed in December 2017 has changed the taxability of moving expense payments. Beginning January 1, 2018, all moving expense payments are now entirely taxable and must be paid to the employee as a taxable allowance. Moving expenses are not direct billed to the university.

In conformity with IRS regulations, the entire moving expense allowance will be reported as taxable income and included on the employee’s W-2 statement at the end of the year. Applicable taxes will be withheld and reported.

For a new employee, employment forms must be completed (i.e., the employee’s job must be in the HR/Payroll system) before a moving expense allowance can be paid as follows:

For faculty and academic staff, complete an Additional Payment Form to process the Moving Expense Allowance payment. Attach the offer letter or agreement supporting the allowance amount. For support staff, complete a Special Payment Authorization Form to process the Moving Expense Allowance payment. Attach the offer letter or agreement supporting the allowance amount. 

Commodities:Moving Services

Contact Information

Customer Service
Megan Miller
Relocation Coordinator

p: (517) 214-4735
c: (616) 719-8838
f: (616) 956-0649

Debbie Baird
Corporate Account Coordinator
p: (517) 518-8095 or
(844) 590-1676
c: (616) 406-6580

Greg Chojnacki
VP Sales, Account Management
p: (800) 444-6430, x103
c: (616) 813-5134
f: (616) 956-0649

powellmoving.com

Michigan State University
MSU Contract Manager
Christina Wyrick(517) 884-6164