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Do Movers Charge by the Mile?

November 4th, 2014 - 11:31 AM

How do movers charge?

There are a variety of ways that movers charge including shipment weight, truck size, crew size, or even mileage. If you’re moving long distance, the biggest factor will be your mileage. When movers charge by the mile, it can end up costing you extra money.


Do movers charge by the mile?

Why do movers charge by the mile?

Simply put, it costs more to move your belongings farther. Think about the extra fuel, drivers, time, and vehicle wear for shipments traveling more miles. Those costs can lead to a fee for extra mileage called a linehaul charge – which can be applied on top of your initial moving estimate. While it makes sense that carrying your belongings longer distances will cost more, these extra costs often get tacked on after the fact, causing you to go over budget.

How U-Pack Does Long Distance Moving

U-Pack® is a service that helps you stay on budget. The rates are based on three things: where you’re moving to/from, when you’re moving, and how much you’re moving – which all factor into your moving quote. Here’s the good news: there are no extra fees to be tacked on after the fact.

Here’s how U-Pack works:

  • We bring a moving container or moving trailer to your home
  • You pack and load your belongings, or you can hire help loading or unloading.
  • We handle all the driving, delivering your belongings to your new home – and with faster transit times than traditional movers
  • You unload
  • We pick up the empty equipment

You can avoid the worry of mileage charges, and move at a fraction of the cost of traditional movers.

Avoid movers who charge by the mile – Go U-Pack instead!

Click to get a free moving quote from U-Pack that includes everything – the space in the moving equipment, all transportation costs (fuel, driver, mileage, tolls, etc.), taxes and liability coverage. While other companies may charge extra for these things, U-Pack includes them up front. No surprises.

If you have questions about moving with U-Pack, just leave a comment below. We’re happy to help!