How Do Long-Distance Movers Charge?


In the United States, packers and movers typically charge customers based on several factors, including the weight of the items being moved, the distance of the move, and the services provided. There are two main pricing methods used by moving companies in the USA: weight-based pricing and hourly-based pricing. Let’s explore long-distance moving fees together.

Weight-based Move Pricing

Most moving companies in the USA use weight-based pricing. They determine the weight of items and charge based on weight and distance.

Hourly-based Move Pricing

Hourly-based pricing, on the other hand, involves charging customers based on the number of hours it takes to complete the move. This method is often more suitable for smaller moves or for customers who have fewer items to move. Under this pricing method, the moving company charges customers based on the hours the crew spends packing, loading, transporting, and unloading.

Additional Fees: Packing, Storage, etc

In addition to the weight-based or hourly-based pricing, moving companies may also charge customers for additional services such as packing, unpacking, and storage. The estimate may include these services or charge them separately, depending on the company. Understanding included services and avoiding hidden fees is crucial.

IIt’s crucial to understand that a long-distance move may incur additional costs, such as tolls, fuel surcharges, and transportation permit fees. It’s important to ask the moving company about these additional costs and to factor them into the estimate.

In terms of payment, moving companies typically require a deposit or a down payment before the move, and the balance is due upon completion. It’s important to understand the payment terms and conditions and to ask the moving company about their policies on refunds, cancellations, and changes.

Overall, its important to find a reputable moving company and know what questions to ask.

How Does Interstate Price a Move?

Here at Interstate Moving & Storage, we value straightforward and uncomplicated pricing. For long-distance moves, we estimate based on weight and distance. Local moves are based priced by the hour.

Free In-Person Estimate

A team member will come to your home, answer all your questions and give you a moving estimate. If you prefer, you can request a virtual survey instead.

Comprehensive Home Survey

We use smart technologies to get an accurate weight estimate of all the rooms in your home. The cost of a long-distance move is based on weight, distance, and fuel considerations.

Learn more about questions to ask a moving estimator.

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