There are a variety of ways to ship.|
They load - They drive; You load - They drive, You load - You drive
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A 4+ bedroom house would be 1,600 - 2,200 cu ft; 8,000 - 15,000 lbs
- Moving Services - Will pack and load/unload.
8-16 days. Depends on how many people are sharing truck.
Most consolidate smaller moves onto a 18 wheeler (53 ft 45,000 lbs, 3,800 cu ft)
If you're going east coast to west coast you will probably be first in last out so it will take longer.
- You Load We Drive You Save - Self Serve Moving | MovingPlace.com
They use 28' trucks (2,000 cu ft) for most orders
- PODS - uPack - Provide containers you pack yourself they will move and or store them.
11 calendar days from pickup to drop-off
allow you 30 days to unload.
see The Best Moving Containers & Storage Companies | Moving.com
- Freight Companies - You usually have to pack and may need to crate
or palletize yourself and you may have to load yourself. Some will pack for you. An estimate from a freight company including packing of some things (required) was $3,300
See freight below.
- Delivery services - Post Office, UPS, FedEx - usually for smaller shipments.
$0.75 - $1.35 / lb
$4.50 - $6 / cu ft
A rule of thumb is 7 lbs / cu ft
1' books (6x9") = 16 lbs = 43 lbs / cu ft
They may add costs for supplies, tape, shrink wrap, ...
Pads are usually included in the cost.
It cost me $60 for tape in shipping 600 cu ft of furniture and boxes.
(I already had mos of the boxes taped with )
Cross Country Typical: Winter $4.25-$5.40/lb, Spring $5 - $6/lb, Summer $6-7/lb
See Long Distance Moving Cost Guide | Cross Country Move Checklist
Best Moving Companies of 2016 - Reviews.com
Bekins 800-456-8092, 877-995-2936
Total Relocation Services 718 4775968 New York
Bekins-Sea/Cure Moving Co.Manalapan, NJ BBB A+
Allstates Worldwide Movers, Inc.Ridgewood, Rrooklyn NY (718) 381-2200 A+
my Bekins Hanover Twp, PA (877) 594-1187
North American Van Lines 855-262-0557
Simonik (Allied) http://www.simonikmoves.com/ (732) 595-4096
Move from Martinsville, NJ to Davis, CA
Bekins (I told them 1 bdrm)
Low End High End
Base Price $2,795 $3,975
Partial Packing $366 $565
Full Packing $610 $942
Valuation $235 $335
Simonik (Allied) $2,700
Shetler-Derby (Atlas) 2bdrm $5,360
Transit Systems Inc (TSI) - Freight
Furniture 3 pieces 285 lbs - Pick up and prepare $1,667
25 Boxes 1,000 lbs at the curb $1,212
PODS 2 sizes for long distance moves
7x7x8' = 390 cu ft $2,567 1 room ($2,346
16x8x8 1,024 cu ft
u-Pack which is like Pods but smaller 6x7x8 (336 cu ft)
will ship in 6-8 business days for Calif
2 helpers 2 hrs $412
U-Haul: U-Box Containers
8'x4.5'x 7' 257 cu ft
See estimates below
|Shipper ||Volume ||Cost ||per cu ft
|Post office ||3.2 ||$107.00 ||$33
|UPS ||3.2 ||$190.00 ||$59
|FedEx ||3.2 ||$246.00 ||$77
|PODS ||390 ||$2,567.00 ||$7
|U-Pack ||336 ||$2,400.00 ||$7
|Bekins ||600 ||$2,800.00 ||$5
|Bekins ||600 ||$4,000.00 ||$7
|Atlas ||750 ||$5,400.00 ||$7
|Freight ||400 ||2879 ||$7
Pallet or skid size
48" x 48" is the standard according to ShipNorthAmerica.com
FedEx prefers Grocery Manufacturers Association (GMA).standard 40" by 48"
FedEx Express® and FedEx Home Delivery® limits height to 70"
A 48x40 pallet 70" high is 77 cf (540 lbs)
The lowest price is not always the best value. Sometimes, paying more up front
can avoid additional costs later on. By using a freight broker, you might pay a
higher initial cost, but often times they are an excellent investment further
down the line of your shipment, or if/when something goes wrong.
Freight Class Explained - A Guide to Understanding LTL Freight Class | FreightPros
From U-Haul Truck Rentals: Moving Trucks, Pickups & Cargo Vans and
We Help! - Cincinnati Moving Company
9 days (add gas, meals and lodging)
Studio Appartment, Dorm 10' truck 400 cu ft < 2,800 lbs $2,470
Apartment up to 2 bdrms 15' truck 750 cu ft < 6,400 lbs $2,600
Home up to 2 bdrms 17' truck 865 cu ft < 6,000 lbs
Home 2-3 bdrms 20' truck 1,015-1,450 cu ft < 6,000
Home large apt. 3-4 bdrms 26' truck 1,415 cu ft < 6,500 lbs
4+ bedrooms 26' truck 1,610 cu ft < 7,400 lbs
4x8 Inside dimensions 8'1" x 4'1" x 4' (LxWxH) = 132 cf
850 lbs empty - Max load 1,650 lbs.
Must have 1-7/8" or, 2" hitch ball (2,000 lbs. minimum)
$468 NJ to CA
Xerox paper boxes 18 x 12 x 11 = 1.4 cf 8 boxes x 3x5 = 120 boxes (@ 7#/cf = 1176 lbs)
Medium boxes 18 x 18 x 17 (3.1 cf) 5 boxes x 3x4 = 60 boxes (1260 lbs) plus 1' on the side
Small boxes 16x12x12 (1.3 cf)
Nieces move 2bed/3bath - 1200 cu ft
See also Moving Truck Size Wizard - Penske Truck Rental
Estimates for my move about 400-500 cu ft 3,000 lbs
Large movers Allied, Bekins, Mayflower, United, Atlas go thru agents and charge
by weight. About $1.30 per lb
Independent movers charge by volume $4.80 - 5.65 per cu ft
Moving Truck Size Wizard - Penske Truck Rental
med box 18x18x17 = 3.4 cu ft 30 lbs
large box 18x18x24 = 4.5 cu ft 42 lbs
Use the Weight Calculator to Help You Estimate Your Moving Budget | movers.com
Shipment Size Calculator
Best Moving Companies for 2016 - ConsumerAffairs
There have been questions as to whether Consumer Affairs raises ratings of companies who pay.
They have been sued because of biased ratings.
ConsumerAffairs now displays whether a company is a member of its accreditation
services (ie. they pay), with small print atop nonpaying company review pages
and in a large shield logo for paying members.)
See Who is ConsumerAffairs.com Really Advocating For? | Truth In Advertising
1-5 score (num of reviews)
American Van Lines(855) 534-5598 4.5 (993)
Top service areas FL, NC, TX
None of their locations in North Carolina were rated by the BBB
Other National movers, (NorthAmerican, Bekins, United, Mayflower, Atlas).
only got a score of 1 - 1.2 with fewer reviews, 98-189, compared to 993 for American.
There's something fishy going on there.
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Steps to Select a Mover | Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration
File a Moving Fraud Complaint | Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration 888-368-7238
3 Common Moving Nightmares (and How to Prevent Them) - Zillow Porchlight
Extra Fees That Could Add to the Cost of Your Move - Zillow Porchlight
25 Genius Tips for Saving Money on Shipping Costs | FreightPros
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