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Asked by Ann

August 20, 2013 under Others

I want loaders/unloaders and the truck costs

Answered by Nicole La Capria

August 30, 2013

Hello, and thank you for visiting!

When moving, you have several options depending on the services you require. If you want loading and unloading help, you can either:

  • Hire moving labor and rent a truck on your own
  • Hire full-service movers who will load, transport, and unload your belongings in their own moving vehicle

Moving Labor and Truck Rental

If you choose this option, you will rent a truck from a company such as U-Haul and be responsbile for driving it to your destination yourself. The cost of the truck will depend on the volume of your belongings. The leading truck rental company charges a flat fee of $19.95 for the 10' truck a day plus $1.99 for every mile traveled. The 17' truck, recommended for a two -bedroom home, is $29.95 and the 20' truck for a 3-4 bedroom home will cost about $39.95 plus the mileage charges. Additionally, you will probably have to take care of some fuel costs, as most rental truck companies request that you return the truck with the gas tank at least half-full.

For moving labor, companies will usually charge you for the time it takes to load and unload your belongings. The final cost will depend on how large your home is and how many boxes you have, but can average about $100 an hour for two movers.

Full-Service Movers

If you would like one company to not only load and unload the truck, but drive it to your new home as well, you should consider hiring full-service movers. A full-service moving company will charge you by the hour for a local move (about $100-$200 an hour for a crew of two movers). For a long distance move, you will be charged by the weight of your belongings and the distance you are traveling.

Cost of Full-Service Long Distance Moves

(According to an online moving calculator, not an actual moving company)

  100 miles 500 miles 1,000 miles 3,000 miles
Three-bedroom home (about 7,500 lb) $2,400 $ 3,700 $4,700 $7,800
Four-bedroom home (about 10,000 lb) $3,300 $4,700 $6,000 $10,200
Five-bedroom home (about 15,000 lb) $4,100 $6,100 $8,500 $18,100

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Answered by Staff Writer

August 21, 2013

Welcome to and thank you for entrusting our moving experts with your inquiry about full-service movers and relocation costs.

Though we cannot offer you the direct cost of any respective relocation company, we can however help you along the way by offering helpful tips.

Since deciding you would rather pay for labor to load and unload your belongings, you have way there. Now it is just a matter of calling several companies and ask questions so you may make a well-informed and financially wise decision.

One way in which to keep costs down is to make a moving budget and stick by it. Moving and saving money is possible believe it or not as long as you avoid hidden moving fees.

Knowing the cost of relocating a one-bedroom household compared to price of moving a five-bedroom family will help you make a final decision that will be for the good of all concerned. After you have made what I hope is both a successful and fruitful move, please take a moment to fill out a moving review so others may benefit from your experience, and once again, thank you for visiting


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