Long distance travel can be an exciting experience, especially when done with friends, family or other loved ones. But when it comes to moving, it's important to understand how long distance moves are calculated and what you can expect in terms of costs. Long-distance moves are trips or trips that cover more than 100 miles or even trips to another state. Every company is different, but you're likely to be charged a per-pound rate and a per-mile rate.
In some cases, companies may also set a moving expense limit to protect customers from moving costs. Under these terms, companies still charge by the hour for long-distance moves, but they have a point where they stop charging extra even if the move has not yet been completed. For example, the moving company estimated that the move would take 12 hours to complete. However, after 12 hours, the truck is still on the road due to traffic.
The company can continue to charge every hour after the first 12 hours, but a limit is set. Special items such as pianos, antique furniture, or safes may require a specialized move or additional carriers to handle them. This level of liability means that if the moving company damages or loses a property, they must replace your item or reimburse you for its current cash value. Whether you're renting a moving truck and hiring movers with labor only or using a moving container and paying carriers to transport it to your home, you'll likely have to pay at least several hundred dollars for a DIY move.
However, in cases where movers wrap your furniture with durable blankets, there is a possibility that additional charges may be incurred for the services and materials used in the wrapping where the carriers provided the blanket wrap used to wrap your furniture.