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.
Can my movers disconnect my gas?
No, movers are not licensed to disconnect gas so you will have to hire another professional to perform this service.
Do you have any tips to help my move go more smoothly?
We suggest making a detailed checklist of all the tasks you need to complete before your move. Separate the checklist into things to take care of a few months before the move, 1 month before, 1 week before and then on your actual moving day. A checklist will minimize the risk of you forgetting to take care of an important detail.
How long do I have to inspect my belongings for lost or damaged items after the move?
You generally have 60 days to perform this inspection and notify your moving company of any problems.
How will my movers know which items to take and which ones should be left?
Make sure you clearly indicate to your packers and movers which exactly which items should be moved and which should stay behind. Mark all boxes appropriately and if possible, designate a separate area for items that should stay.
Can my movers transport my barbeque?
Yes, but they can't transport any propane tanks. You must remove any tanks attached to the barbeque grill before the day of your move.
What is long carry?
You may be charged an additional fee if the moving van can't come within a certain distance from the entrance of your destination. This is generally 75 feet, but you need to check with your particular moving company.
What is a Bill of Lading?
This is an official contract between you and your moving company.
What is a moving kit?
This is a kit that has been designed by professional packers to include everything you need to pack an entire home or apartment.
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.
How are fees determined for a local move?
Most moving companies use an hourly rate for local moves. This price normally includes the driving time required to arrive at your home, to your destination and then back to the moving company.