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What You Need to Know about Long Haul Moves

Whether you are moving to Denver from in-state or out-of-state is going to make a huge impact on your moving costs. All My Sons Moving & Storage of Denver has everything you need to know when it comes to moving long-distance. If you are moving to Denver and are looking to hire a moving company, you will want to make sure that you are getting the best estimate possible for your long haul move. If you do not know if your move is a short or long haul move, your local movers can explain what it requires for your move to be considered a long haul.

Long Haul Moves

If you are moving to Denver long distance, you will need to know exactly what that means.

“Long distance” can either mean from across the state, or from out-of-state. In- state and out-of-state moving can also be referred by moving companies as interstate (moving from one state to another) or intrastate (moving within the state). It is important to keep in mind that just because you may be moving intrastate, you could still be charged by your moving company for a long haul, if the distance in miles exceeds the limit for a short haul.  

During a long haul move, the driver typically will have to spend more than one day moving your belongings. If your move does take more than one day, you will be charged accordingly.

Mover fees, in this case, are determined by mileage and weight of your shipment. The weight of your shipment will be charged per pound and are roughly $.50 per pound on average.

The process of weighing your shipment will consist of the moving company weighing their truck when it is empty, and then weigh it again once it is full of your belongings.

Because this is the most common way that moving companies calculate the cost of a long haul move, you will want to make sure that when you are packing, you go through all of your items and get rid of anything that you do not use, do not want, or that can be easily replaced. The most important items to consider getting rid of, would be furniture and, of course, heavier items that will add a significant amount of money to your moving fee. Try to calculate the price at which you bought the item, how long you have had it and if you have gotten your money’s worth out of it, and how much it will cost to move that one item. If the cost to move the item is greater than its actual worth, it might be a good idea to leave it behind.

If you are moving to Denver and will be needing a long haul move, be sure to ask the moving company for the “tariff”.

A tariff is a legal document that explains the estimate given by the moving company. The tariff is the cost of your move: weight per pound, per mile driven.

Without knowing about this document you obviously will not request it, giving moving companies the possibility of altering the oral quote that they originally gave you. If you do not request the tariff, you run the risk of the moving company increasing the moving cost at the last minute and you having no proof of the original agreement.