Know Your Moving Category
If you are moving, where you are, how far you are moving, how much stuff you are moving and more factors will dictate the costs. Furthermore, different types of moves will be governed by different entities. If the move is local it will be governed by the rules and regulations of your state. If the move is going out-of-state, federal rules and regulations will apply.
Local & Intrastate Moves
Local move for some companies is within 50 to 100 miles radius. You will be charged an hourly rate as there are additional charges for packing materials and travel time. If the move is further than the stated radius in which the moving company operates, then it’s considered intrastate and the charges could be different.
In most cases the companies will take into consideration the weight or cubic feet of your inventory. However, occasionally some moving companies may consider a move local and charge you as for a local move, but again that depend on the distance and on the company’s licensing.
Long Distance or Interstate Move
Moves going out-of-state are considered long distance or interstate. In this case the charges are entirely different. The cost will be based on the weight or the cubic feet of your household or office goods. Many moving companies may consider both when preparing the estimate. The cost will also vary depending on the destination.
Moving to a more expensive city and state will likely increase the cost of your moving. For example, when state and local taxes are higher, the labor cost will respectively go up. If you are moving from Indianapolis to New York, the relocation will cost more because of the difference in labor cost between the two states.In this case, it is a good idea to consider the weight and size of your goods and try to cut it down by getting rid of less utilized items.
Whatever questions you may have,you can always ask the moving company you have hired. Also, you can go to www.protectyourmove.gov to see if the moving company is registered with FMCSA or check the company with your state moving association.