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 should I do to prepare my appliances before my move?
Make sure that appliances such as your microwave, dishwasher and washing machine are completely empty before the move. You may also need to hire professionals to disconnect any electric and water connections.
What is hoisting?
Certain large awkward items such as wall units or pianos may have to be hoisted out of a window instead of being carried down a flight of stairs. Check with your moving company about the availability and cost of this service.
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.
What is a booking agent?
This is the agent you choose as your mover or the member of a van line that will coordinate all dates and services for your move.
What is a Bill of Lading?
This is an official contract between you and your moving company.
Can I still move in poor weather?
Yes, professional movers are prepared to move in almost any condition including sleet, snow or rain. Just make sure you clear the driveway beforehand if you are moving in snowy conditions.
Do employees of moving companies have to be insured?
Yes, you should verify that all the professional movers and packers are insured by the company you select.
What is an international move?
This is a move where your items must cross an international boundary, regardless of actual distance.
What should I do if I haven't finished packing by my moving day?
If you realized you won't be finished packing by your move date, make sure to inform your moving company as soon as possible. You may be able to hire professional packers to help you finish the job or move on a different date. Your movers may be able to pack up a small amount of items, but you will end up paying more for the move.
How should I move any hazardous items?
We recommend that you dispose of any hazardous items such as paint, propane tanks and aerosols. Professional movers can't move combustible or hazardous items because of the potential for fires or explosions.