OneWayTrucks.net - Frequently Asked Questions
What is a short haul move?
This is a move that is less than 450 miles. Make sure to inquire with your moving company as you may have to pay long distance charges even for short haul moves.
What is a local move?
This usually refers to moves that are less than 100 miles and within the same state.
What is an intrastate move?
This refers to a move of more than 100 miles within the same state.
What is a high value article?
This refers to any items in a shipment that are valued at more than $100 per pound.
Will my movers clean my home once my move is complete?
Most professional movers will clean up any mess they have made during the actual move. However, they don't perform general house cleaning so you must hire a professional cleaning service or perform this task yourself.
What are additional services?
These include services such as appliance servicing, stair carries or shuttle service that you request or are required. They will result in additional charges.
What is overflow?
Movers may have to leave some of your belongings behind if there is insufficient space in the moving van or truck. If this is the case, make sure to leave the least essential items for the next truck that will be heading to your area.
Should I disassemble my furniture before the move?
You can do this if you have time, but it's not required. If your movers need to dismantle any furniture, they will reassemble it in your new home.
If I have a limited budget, can I hire movers to pack and move some of my items?
Yes, you should hire professional movers and packers to transport large, awkward items such as desks, pianos and sofas and breakable items such as china and glasses. Make sure to hire movers for heavy items that must be hoisted into or out of your home because you risk serious injury if you try to move them yourself.
What is a full service move?
This is the most common type of move where your moving company will transport all of your household goods to your new destination. They will be loaded from every room of your current residence and placed in the rooms of your new home. Individual pieces of furniture are also wrapped in blankets for protection during the move.
Will I have to pay for anything besides labor costs for my move?
Yes, you may have to pay for required packing supplies and for special care required to pack delicate or oversized items such as televisions or pianos. Make sure to discuss these fees with your moving company before your move.
What are some examples of "extraordinary value" items?
Although the list will differ for each person, your crystal, furs, jewelry, china, silverware, art or coin collections, crystal, antiques, precious stones and Oriental rugs will often fall under this category.
Do I need to provide lunch for my movers?
Your moving professionals will need to eat at some point during the day. You don't need to provide lunch, although doing so will reduce the time they require to drive to and from a local restaurant which will save you money.