Why Long Distance Moving Rates to or from Fort McMurray seem unreasonable
Large companies, national franchises and van lines all work in a similar way. They move back and forth across Canada connecting moves back and forth. A truck will will book a back haul and reduce the rate per pound accordingly for how much travel is on that leg of their trip. Fort McMurray is not on a well traveled moving lane. It is straight north of Edmonton, the closest point where multiple moves are coming out of and going to. Because of this, now local companies out of Edmonton can compete with a round trip travel flat rate, based on a lower hourly rate.
Our Rates vs Our Ratings
We move smaller apartments to or from Edmonton and Fort McMurray starting at about $1200. Day trips 2bed, 3bed and mid size about $1500 to $1700 and larger moves involving pre loading in Edmonton the day before, or over night stays in Fort McMurray get a bit pricey, as well as full packing services.
However, look at the ratings of the other companies. I will not say you won’t get good service, most long distance van line guys are great. I was one of them. I am an independent owner/operator, I worked for the van lines for years and started my own company, with 5 star service at independent rates!
Shop around anyways. If you catch a mover already going there right around your move date they are going to cut a deal.
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Dan Edwards, Owner/operator
Pro Service Moving Inc.