Price is determined on five elements:
- Weight - After the truck has been loaded, the mover weighs the truck at a government-regulated weigh station. The long-distance rate (called a tariff) is regulated by the Federal Highway Administration (FHA)
- Distance - Based on those basic rates, a mover may offer discounts to customers. These may be based on destination, if the start or end point of the move is one to which the company may travel on a regular or frequent basis, or they may be seasonal to encourage business during slower times of the year
- Packing and Materials - The cost of boxes and other packing materials provided by the mover
- Valuation/Insurance - A basic fee to cover your belongings in case of any damage that occurs during your moveAre there any hard-to-move items?
- Accessorial Charges - The tariff also applies to "accessorial" charges by long-distance moves. Some of these extra charges could include the cost of fuel and worker's compensation, which may vary from state to state