Barbara says that it is the customer who gets short changed when the mover shows up with too small of a truck. When that happens, the mover needs to make multiple trips in order to get everything moved. Those multiple trips are usually time consuming and expensive. According to Barbara Flores, depending on the number of trips that need to be made, you the customer could find yourself paying as much as double.
To avoid getting burned by a mover without an adequate fleet, Barbara suggests that the customer insists upon the right size truck for their move. In her experience, Barbara suggests the following minimum truck sizes:
Studio to One Bedroom = 16 foot truck
Two Bedroom Apt = 20 foot truck
Three Bedroom Apt = 22 foot truck
Three Bedroom Home = 24 foot truck
Four Bedroom Home = 26 foot truck
According to Barbara, any mover can get any size truck necessary to handle your move properly, even if he has to rent or lease it. It just costs money to get the right truck if the mover doesn’t already own it. Either the mover pays more for the right truck or you the customer pay more because of the wrong size truck. Barbara suggests that you also get your mover to agree that if his truck is not large enough to handle your move in one trip, that the mover will eat the cost of the labor and fuel involved in driving back and forth with a too small truck.
There are many ways to reduce the cost of your move. This is just one of the many tips and tricks that Low Cost Movers posts on its website. Visit them on the web at www.LowCostMovers.Net and learn what you need to know about moving in the Chicago area.
Their rates start at only $65 per hour for a 2 man crew and a truck plus a one-time trip charge of just $65.00. Their super low prices, plus their willingness to think outside the box has made Low Cost Movers one the fastest growing movers in Illinois.
The company is located in Chicago and Northbrook, Illinois and can be reached at 888-856-9267