Long distance moving prices rely on a few specific criteria to determine the total cost of your move. It should come as no surprise that two of the most important factors are the distance being moved and the weight of the load. The are other things that come into play when pricing a long distance move, but those two are far and away the most important.
Long Distance Moving Prices & How Costs Are Determined
There are many things that contribute to a moving quote and that’s part of the reason you may get different estimates from different companies, even for the same job. As mentioned above, the two main factors at play are the moving distance and the weight of your belongings. However, there are other aspects that help determine a quote, though they may not be as significant as weight and distance. These include things like labor costs, which includes both the number of movers required to handle the move and how long you need them for.
Fuel costs are another thing that will be incorporated into your moving quote, which can also vary due to the price of gas, which as we all know, goes up and down depending on availability and current pricing. Taken all together, these all help determine how much the total cost of moving will be. Lastly, there are several optional services that you may request that can increase your moving costs. For example, if you need short-term storage before your belongings are delivered, that will slightly increase the price. As will other add-on services like packing, furniture disassembly, and providing packing supplies. To learn more about full-service moving costs and everything that’s included, click here.
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The Importance Of Insurance Coverage During Relocation
One of the main benefits of hiring a moving company versus doing the job yourself is that insurance is included in the price of hiring movers. This may not seem like that big of an issue, but it’s one of those things that’s better to have and not need than it is to need it and not have it. Though it’s rare for anything to be damaged while being handled by professional movers, there are times when it does happen and it’s good to have some peace of mind that you’ll be compensated if it does. Anyone who’s ever done a do-it-yourself move is aware of how delicate things like mirrors and lamps can be when hauling your belongings over a long distance. With insurance in place, you’ll know your items are protected every step of the way.
Saving Money When Moving Long Distance
Now that we’ve covered the basics of what is involved when determining your moving costs, let’s talk about some ways you can save money. The first and most important thing you can do to reduce your moving cost is to price several different companies. As we talked about, prices will fluctuate between different moving companies and spending some time to find the most affordable one is a great way to minimize your costs right out of the gate. When you’re getting a cost estimate from a mover, ask if they have any specials or discounts. You might be surprised to find that many companies offer discounts to students, veterans, active duty military, and many others. There are even seasonal discounts available in some cases if you have any wiggle room regarding the time of year you need to move.
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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