When moving Long Distance one of the way for moving companies to calculate your charge is by the weight of your good’s.
Estimate moving weight
Moving companies representative will come to inspect your residence and will create a list of all item needs to be shipped with their average weight, base on the representative experience.
The first way is more accurate than the second since the moving company representative have experience in estimating furniture weight, however both way will never give an exact number of weight for your goods.
There for you can never know the exact weight of your good until your movers will weigh the truck on a scale station.
So how do I know if a weight estimate is right or wrong?
The reason that we recommend to get around three different moving quotes from three different companies is so you would be able to compare weight and prices.
Try to have at least one on site estimate to have a better idea on your weight, and if you can’t arrange an onsite estimate, prepared a list of all the items that you are planning to move so all the companies you are dealing with will offer you a similar quote.
If one quote goes a lot over it can be an indicator for the weight that you will probably end up having,
Do make sure that the price is reasonable and not too cheap.
The price per weight change as higher as the weight goes up.
For example moving companies can charge you $700 to ship 1000 Lbs but they will charge you $820 for 1500 Lbs.
As more weight that you will have to ship so does the price per Lb goes lower.
How does the moving company weight my goods?
Before the movers will show up at your residence they take them to a federal scale station and will weigh the truck when its empty, after the mover will load all of your goods into the truck they will returned to the same scale station and will reweight the truck.
The difference between the weights of truck prior of loading your good and the weight of the truck after loading your goods will determine the final weight.
The big advantage of this method is that you will get a receipt signed by a federal officer showing you exactly how much your goods weight.
The disadvantage of this method is that it hard to get an accurate estimate.
Another problem is that so far 15 moving companies were caught presenting to customers fake scale certificate.
If you have any suspicion about the weight of you good you can always ask for reweight by law, or you can call the weight master number written on you certificate and check the result for yourself.
“Moving Contract” check continually moving companies scale result to verify that movers follow the federal law and also to make sure that we provide our client the best services.