Long Distance Moving
Why do the rates not make any sense?
Ok here's how it works... If you are moving let's say Alberta to BC, do not use a local company go with a connected van line like United, North American, Atlas or Allied. Maybe even one of these new " cheap long distance" places you see ads all over the place for but BE CAREFUL with that for the extra few dollars just call someone reputable. If you are moving say 1 to 4 or 5 hours away you want to look at local companies as well... And this is why;
How Van Lines Work
Van lines have ALL owner/operators. The company name is on the truck but they OWN the truck. They travel back and forth across Canada picking up and dropping off and they have ALL the government contracts. This is important to note because that's how they can quote a price that a local Edmonton moving company will never compete with.
They have a load on their truck the government is paying 20 thousand dollars for and they can "flat rate" other jobs on the way for only the load/unload time, because the first government customer is already paying the fuel and travel. Get it?
Now if you're moving only a few hours away they get paid less per pound for it and suddenly it's no longer worth it for them. They have a timeline to keep so the extra jobs they pick up need to be worth it. Thus they ONLY take long trips. This is why you heard of someone moving clear across Canada for 3 grand when it cost you 2 just to move your house locally. Making sense?
So if you're only moving within Alberta you need to find a reputable mover with the proper equipment and a reasonable rate. That's where WE come in... :⊃
Flat rate moving and Why Choose Us
Our flat rates are based on 100/hr and fuel surcharge around .90 cents/km. Other companies at our level of work will charge more than this by 20 to 40/hr and other companies AT this price point are selling the jobs to some random "guy with a truck" mentioned in my "small moving jobs" section, who gets maybe %70 of the job and cannot afford professional labor or equipment. I know this because I have been there and done that and it's a joke. I scraped by sub-contracting from these places for a while then used appliance delivery contracts until I had sufficient equipment and reputation that I now have come back to moving to compete directly against them doing superior work for lower rates.
The list of companies to use drops when you leave the city. I won't get into the reasons for this but basically the government gets involved. MAKE SURE you get a big enough truck, we run the largest box size on 1 axle(comes to about 2200cu ft) a 24ft straight truck is about 1200 which is what most companies are running right now. GET A FLAT RATE these are easy quotes to do and it prevents some rediculous bill when you're done. If they will not flat rate do not use them, they should know around what it will cost.
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Thank you for visiting my site I hope to hear from you:)
Dan Edwards, Owner/operator
Pro Service Moving Inc.