Large, corporate moving services and local moving services are not exactly the same, although, and before hiring movers, it’s important to know the differences, advantages and drawbacks of every. Corporate moving services tend to have larger vehicles, have more employees and carry much more insurance. Local moving services on the other hand are run by individuals or small companies with a van or smaller truck. They may not have as many employees or have multiple vans, depending on the size of the business. They may only have a few boxes or packages to move, or they may have more boxes or packages to move than a corporate moving service because they don’t have as many employees.
So how does one compare the two? How can one find the right moving service for the right price? It’s difficult but there are a few things to keep in mind when comparing local moving companies:
One of the biggest differences between corporate moving companies and local moving businesses is that corporate ones have a large inventory and have more trucks to transport everything. This means that there is more chance of having your belongings damaged during the move. Many people will say that nothing gets damaged during an interstate move, but this isn’t true. No matter how careful you are, items can get damaged in transit.
Another difference is that most corporate moving services hire large trucks and crews because they are used to doing big moves. This makes the move process faster and safer, but it also means that the customer is very likely to see their belongings damaged during the move process. Corporate relocation services often have more employees and more vehicles, which allow them to cover more territory and therefore have more options during the moving process. This means that the local movers have to up their game in order to compete with larger moving firms. They need to charge more in order to gain customers and keep them.
So how do you get a free quote for hiring local movers? Many moving companies offer free quotes via email or phone. However, these quotes are often based on a certain weight limit and transportation type. Be sure to ask any questions about the quotes you are given so that you can find out the true cost of moving your belongings. These auctions, via sites such as Horizon Movers are also available online.
If you want to know the average cost of moving your belongings by weight, then you need to know how many units you can expect to move per truck per hour. The average weight limit is twenty-two pounds per truck hour. Therefore if you intend to move twenty-two pounds per truck hour then you would estimate roughly two hundred and twenty-two pounds of your belongings over a six month period. Therefore a local moving company would estimate approximately three thousand and seven hundred pounds over a year. This will make them appear much higher than their average cost estimate which is simply an estimation based on their business model.