Reliable Movers tariff is filed with the Department of Transportation as a general binding estimate mover.
What does this mean?
Movers are offered a few different options by the Department of Transportation for giving estimates or estimating moves.
1. hourly which includes per man
2. by weight
3. general binding estimate.
Which is more cost effective?
We believe that general binding estimate is more cost effective to you the customer. This means we give one price, and it will not change unless the shipment inventory has drastically changed. It does not matter how long the move takes or how many men are used. In the end you will know exactly how much your move will cost, no surprises.
With hourly rated movers they can only guess how long a move is going to take. In the long run the time is always way more than originally estimated. Your also paying for lunch and breaks.
Using a mover by weight can also run into some larger issues. The representative will use a tally sheet and then guess the weight of your shipment. They will then weigh it later. The change in numbers could be much different, changing your move price.
When getting move estimates via phone, ask for the price in writing. This protects you the customer from hidden charges and surprises at the end of your move.
Do not book a move until you have an estimate that you have reviewed in hand.
Reliable Movers has several different ways of pricing moves because we operate on General Binding Estimate. Since we do not offer by the hour or by weight we price our residential moves by the truck size.
Offering prices by the truck size give us a guideline for pricing. For a 26 foot truck we price by how full it is. 1/2, 3/4, or full. Many times customers do not understand how much inventory they actually have.
By using this system it also gives customers the ability to stop at 3/4 or full, opting to take the smaller loose items by their own transport.
An average 2-3 bedroom apartment will fit into a 17 foot cube truck.
An average home of 3 bedrooms will fit into a 26 foot truck.
After reviewing your inventory a truck size will be determined. The price for the truck includes, men, gas, labor, shrink wrapping, break down and set up of bedroom furniture, moving pads, dollies, tolls and 1 trip.
Excessive walk ways, stair carry, extra stops, or additional trips can change the normal truck price.
The truck is loaded to its fullest capacity, utilizing every space available.
All shipments are valued at 60 cents per pound as required by NYS Department of Transportation. If you require a larger insurance valuation this may also change the price of our move.
All cargo insurance claims have a $500.00 deductible.
Please call for the pricing of trucks
315-252-9214 315-252-9214 / 315-863-5426 315-863-5426