Factors That Affect Prices Of Moving Vans And Trucks
From buying clothes, construction materials, movies, gadgets, cars and appliances, everybody is always looking for the best deal to save money. A budget moving truck is your answer for when you need to transfer within city limits, interstate and even international destination. But finding the right company can be difficult, particularly when there are a lot of removalists in Australia who are offering supposedly the cheapest, most efficient, safest and every hyperbole they can throw around just to attract customers. To be sure, the competition is stiff for the legitimate companies but scammers are also dipping their hands into the industry, which only complicated the problem. What are the factors that will impact on the pricing scheme?
The volume and weight of the goods
You should ask for quotation from a least three companies with moving vans and trucks. Then you compare the price difference either in kilo or pound. But weight is not the only consideration before making that big decision. Please remember that not every cheap package is the best one for you; in the same vein, not all expensive package means you get superior quality service. Sometimes, these movers will charge more dollars for each pound but when you get the breakdown of the services, you actually save money just on the number of inclusions.
Its a good idea to declutter even before the two men and a truck arrive in your home to load your belongings. Because the charge is based on weight, give away those things that you dont need so you can save money on the transport.
How far is the new home?
Another factor that will affect the pricing is the distance. You can request from the removalists for a quotation of how much it charges per mile. This is not included on the weight cost and is known as line-haul charge. Dont just take the word of the mover at face value when he makes the estimate for a budget moving truck. Make your own research using Google Map to see just how far you are travelling. You really have to compare the prices because some companies may charge more for weight and less or distance while others are doing exactly the opposite. Which option can save you the most money? Of course, if you are just transferring nearby, distance wont be much of a factor.
Be extra careful about any additional charges. Make sure you understand what they are there for and also you have the right to refuse these add-on service charges. With that said, when you hire moving vans and trucks, you should always anticipate shelling out more money for any service not foreseen during the initial negotiation. Thats apart from the 10% more that you are projected to pay over the original estimate.
by: Fraser Burns