Peak season is a term used by the Surface Deployment and Distribution Command, or SDDC, the arm of the US Military that handles the HHG movement of service members and their families. The SDDC defines their peak season as the period from mid-May and to approximately mid-August. In this time frame, the SDDC dramatically increases the rates paid to movers in order to maximize national capacity to service the influx of service members moving (PCS or Permanent Change of Station) during the summer. Although these rates are designed to incentivize movers to select Military work instead of other business lines, peak season rates have the unintended consequence of increasing the rates some movers charge for COD moves as well. Historically, Arpin of RI has metered the amount of Military work it handles so we have the capacity to handle our faithful civilian customers as well.