Know What To Look For
When moving cross country one of the most important decisions you will make is choosing a long distance mover to use to relocate your home or office. It is imperative that the mover be a licensed and insured interstate moving company. This means that your mover carries all required insurances and is licensed by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration and the United States Department of Transportation as a household goods mover. You can check the registration status of your long distance mover at the FMCSA website.
In order for you to receive a binding price quote your interstate mover will need to do an on-site estimate. If you are being charged by weight you will pay for either the estimated weight of your shipment or for the exact weight plus the cost of taking the truck to a scale to determine the exact weight. If you are being charged by volume you will pay for the space your shipment takes up in the truck; volume is charged by the cubic foot.
How We Set Prices
Elephant Moving generally charges long distance moves by volume. This method makes it easy to see how much your interstate move will cost without adding to the price by charging for a trip to the scales. Marks or bars in the trucks mark off 100 or 200 cubic foot intervals. As the customer observes the loading he can clearly see how much space his shipment takes up in the truck.