Types of Moves
How far do you plan to move? Not surprisingly, different laws govern moves within 30 miles, within the state, within U.S. and of course, outside the U.S. The comforting element throughout these borders is the experience that Union Transfer has with all types and sizes of moves.
Moving internationally refers to a relocation that takes place overseas, usually from one country to another. This service is accomplished by moving your goods by sea and/or air, depending on timeliness desired for arrival.
The main factor with interstate moves is transportation, which is the number of miles you’re moving and the weight being transported. Initially, your household goods are estimated for weight. However, actual weight is determined when the truck is weighed before and after your shipment is transported.
While the internet can expedite moving quotations from a number of sources, it is never advisable to hire a company that is unable to visually estimate your move. Household items can vary significantly in weight and other factors such as entry accessibility, shipping availability and insurance can make the difference between a smoothly planned move and an extremely stressful experience. To protect yourself against rogue movers, visit www.MoveRescue.com for more information.
While similar to interstate moves, intrastate moves are governed by the North Carolina Utilities Commission which determines the maximum rates that can be charged within the state. Its website, www.ncuc.net, will provide you with useful information and many helpful questions to ask when consulting with your mover.
Less than 30 miles from origin, this move is determined by the number of men required and the hours it takes for them to move your belongings. While ballpark estimates are helpful over the phone, it is advisable to get written estimates from reputable movers who visually appraise your move. Accessibility, parking, stairs and other factors can greatly increase the number of hours a mover needs to safely transport your belongings—even if your destination is a few miles away.