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Recently on the blog, we published a little insider knowledge about the price range of a long-distance move with a professional moving company, covering topics like waiting charges, as well as other surprise fees that can pop up during the moving process. In order to delve a little deeper into all the factors involved with calculating a long-distance move, we will take a closer look at what kinds of charges can pop up unexpectedly, and how they help you personalize and simplify your move.
This is only a ball-park looking at what professional moving companies charge as a standard, as each company can have different base rates, as well as different rates on specialty services which can tailor your specific relocation experience.
Breaking down Long Distance Moving Rates
A lot of the time, moving companies make a business practice of condensing the belongings of different customers within one truck in order to save time during the journey, money spent on fuel, and space within their fleet of trucks. When you want to make a long distance move with a truck that is carrying only your items, you want what is called a “dedicated truck.” Moving companies will generally charge a flat fee for a dedicated truck, and they will have a minimum size requirement for any load of items from clients who want a dedicated truck. A main perk of having a dedicated truck is that your things aren’t traded off to different people; the same movers who handle the loading also handle the unloading, giving them a familiarity with you and your personal belongings. The charge for this service is imperative because it too affects the efficiency of the company by limiting them to using that truck for only one move, rather than several.
The last charge that needs to be discussed is the expedited delivery charge. Anytime that you want your things to arrive on a specific date which falls earlier than the first available delivery date given by the company, you want what is called “expedited delivery.” Expedited delivery is another service that often has a minimum load size, due to the fact that it handicaps the company’s ability to repurpose the truck being used for your move. Moving companies must also send multiple crews on expedited deliveries, because there is a legal limit to the amount of time that drivers can physically operate a vehicle each day.
These services all add a tailor-made, customized feel to the moving process, but they will all cost additional fees for the client. Here’s a quick, compressed glance at each service included in the extras of long distance moving rates. Make sure to incorporate questions regarding these services into your discussions with relocation specialists at the companies you’re considering to hire when you look into getting quotes:
Waiting time/ Overnight waiting charge
Whether you require the moving company to wait one hour, one day, one night, or longer for you, there will be a charge for the amount of time you require for the moving company to stand by. The amount of the charges will vary, depending on the moving company.
This is a truck all to yourself with only your personal belongings. When you don’t want your items traveling with anyone else’s stuff, you get a dedicated truck. But, remember that you will be paying for this service, and there is a minimum cubic feet allowance. Also, the same crew that handles the loading also handles the unloading, meaning you don’t have to work with anyone that you don’t know.
Having your stuff arrive exactly when you want it to is extremely convenient; it allows you to unpack faster and settle into your new location with ease. It’s also a bit more expensive than your average long distance move, as expedited deliveries require that moving companies use multiple crews to get your things to you exactly when you want them.
Acclaimed Movers Affordable Moving Rates
Long distance movers can get expensive, and long distance moving rates can be confusing, but that doesn't mean that your relocation will be a difficult experience. Acclaimed Movers, the nation’s leader in long distance moving, offers affordable rates and luxury relocation services. Acclaimed has made a name for itself over the past ten years by handling all manner of moves: taking people around the state of California, the United States, and even around the world. They have a fleet of top-of-the-line trucks, and they equip their trucks with an advanced GPS so that their drivers always choose the most efficient routes and never get lost. Acclaimed Movers and Storage understands the nuances of the industry, and that’s why they have economical long distance moving rates, even if you are considering paying extra for expedited delivery, a dedicated truck, or for any kind of waiting. When you need to make a long distance move, you need to get a free, no-obligation quote on your moving services from Acclaimed Movers.
Use the information in this blog to better understand your moving quote and contract. Make sure that you get the services your move requires, even if it costs an additional fee. Remember that the old adage “you get what you pay for” is especially true in the moving industry, in both a positive and a negative light. It may feel tempting to go with a company offering ultra-low rates for your long-distance move, but keep in mind that it’s much more beneficial in the long run to invest a little more money to pay for quality service than to hire a cheap company who will not take the utmost care of your items during transportation and relocation. Good luck with your move, and with finding the best long distance moving rates.
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