Long Distance Moving Rates
Start searching for local moving companies with long distance moving services if you have a relocation nearing. It’s important to start your search for the right mover at least a few months in advance or as soon as you can. You and the movers will need to prepare for the move accordingly. As you search for the right mover using the Internet, call up the ones of interest to ask questions and hear more about their moving rates. While on the phone, get a free quote and ask about any discounts or promotions you might be able to take advantage of.
How a Mover Comes Up with Moving Service Rates
To find the absolute greatest rates around, compare quotes from several reputable long distance movers. A lot will affect the cost of your relocation. The weight of your stuff will be a large factor in how much you pay for moving services. Additional fees may be applied to the final cost of relocation services if the professionals find that they need to repack any of your belongings or if they must call upon extra laborers and special equipment. A lot of movers won’t expect payment for services until the entire moving process has been completed.
The distance between the pickup and drop off locations and the current fuel costs will also affect your rate. The type of moving services you choose also will. For example, full service packing is available but this will increase the amount you pay. Nevertheless, you save more in the long run and have fewer responsibilities if you decide to take advantage of this service in particular.
The Importance of Insurance Protection
It is especially important to have insurance coverage on all your belongings as they’re in the hands of the movers. Professional movers are trained and experienced so it isn’t likely that your stuff will end up lost or damaged. However, accidents still happen and you’ll want to have this protection just in case. State laws require all licensed movers to provide at least the minimum amount of insurance coverage. This is usually around $0.60 per pound. Always ask the long distance mover what is included in their insurance policy.
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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