If you are searching for one of the best quote on your move you might be interested in know about some of the elements that go into a moving quote. Here are some of the costs that you can expect to see on a moving quote from your local mover:
The weight of the items you need to move: most movers aren’t necessarily interested in this space that the items are going to take up on their truck but rather the full weight of your move. You may have a number of heavy items that will be involved with your move. Most companies will generally look at the rough weight of your items and bring this into their quote. Weight is important as it can place extra strain on equipment, extend the length of your move and cost more in fuel.
The distance: distance is an important factor as it will generally account for the total number of hours that a moving crew will have to be involved in your move. The distance also plays a big part in the amount of gas that is required to run your move and the mileage on any moving vehicle.
Service fee is for fragile items / specialty services: you may also incur a number of service fees for special services like teardown on certain furniture items or packing services. Fragile items may also require some extra care and packaging materials in order to get through the move and these extra considerations will often be reflected in the quote. Specialty items like pianos or heavy equipment also regularly cost a bit extra to move.
Keep some of these top factors in mind when working with any moving company and remember that there are binding and nonbinding quotes from many of the top service providers. With a binding estimate you can have a better representation of the price but with a nonbinding agreement you could potentially pay less for your move if weight estimates or time estimates were off.