How Much Does It Cost to Move out of State?
You were just informed that you’re being promoted at work and that your family must move out of state, what do you do? Start searching for a reputable moving company that specializes in long distance or state to state moves. Initially, the thought of hiring a mover might frighten you. A lot of people automatically get concerned over the cost of moving services. Fortunately, the cost of moving services is affordable and even cost effective.
So what affects the cost of your moving services?
A moving company must receive certain details and specifics before they can give an honest total for moving services out of state. They base their rates off of criteria that indefinitely affect the cost of a move.
- The distance of travel between both locations.
- The cost of fuel at the time of the move
- The amount of labor needed- each mover charges by the hour
- The type of moving services purchased
- The weight of your property being moved
How does the moving company calculate the weight of your belongings?
To get the exact weight of your possessions, the moving company will go through your home to get an idea of how much must be moved. They’ll need to figure out what size truck or trucks they’ll need and how many laborers are necessary to complete the relocation. When they determine what truck to use, they weight it before it’s loaded. This is known as the tare weight. Once the moving truck is loaded with your stuff, it will be weighed again to get the gross weight. When the tare weight is subtracted from the gross weight, the movers can get the net weight. The net weight is the total weight of your belongings.
What does the average state to state move cost?
According to the AMSA, the average cost of an interstate move is about $4,300. This total is based on the traveling distance of 1,225 miles. This is assuming the weight of your belongings total weight is at 7,400lbs.
Written By:Joe Webster
Joe Webster began his journey in the auto transport field by attending the University of Southern California (USC), where he graduated with a Bachelor of Business Marketing.
After college, he started his career in the auto transport industry from the bottom up and has done virtually every job there is to do at A-1 Auto Transport, including but not limited to: Truck Driver, Dispatch, Sales, PR, Bookkeeping, Transport Planner, Transport Manager, International Transport Manager, Brokering, Customer Service, and Marketing. Working with his mentor Tony Taylor, Joe Webster has learned the ins and outs of this industry which is largely misunderstood.
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