It is illegal for us to transport combustible or flammable materials. Those items must be safely disposed of before your move. These include items such as: gasoline, propane, oils, paints, aerosols, ammunition, weed killers, acids, etc. Contact your local officials to locate waste disposal and collection facilities.
We do not like to move plants, as spending time in the moving trucks is not good for them and will often not make it to their final destination in a healthy condition. You should arrange to move any plants you intend to keep in a personal vehicle.
Absolutely! We can move any. Pricing will vary depending on the price value of the item weight or delicacy .
Absolutely, the amount of protection will vary based on the Valuation coverage you choose:
Basic Liability Protection is absolutely free and provides for the replacement or repair of an item at a specified rate per pound per piece. This rate will vary by location and can be verified with your Moving Consultant.
Full Replacement Value Coverage will cover your possessions for repair, replacement or reimbursement against loss or damage for up to 100% of their current retail value. We average the amount of coverage per pound. If you need more than the basics, we can adjust that for you.
Valuation Coverage is not insurance, but a tariff-based level of motor carrier liability. Contact your insurance company to check into their policies if you wish to have your items insured.
It could. Pricing changes so frequently based on available capacity (much like airfare). We would simply need to reconfirm the details of your move before booking after the 30/60 days.
Yes, we have minimums for both local and out of state moves.
Local moves have certain state requirements as they are based on an hourly rate. For example, if a move only takes 3 hours, we would base the final charges on a 4 hour minimum. This ensures our crews earn a bare minimum daily wage.
Out of state moves have a 1,000 lb. minimum load requirement. Bekins Moving Solutions can help you move only a few pieces of furniture, no matter what the weight is, but in most cases will charge for 1,000 lbs as a minimum. Many movers have a 2,500 lb or greater requirement.
That really all depends on how many of your belongings you wish to have professionally packed. You can get an estimate through our cost calculator tool which will factor in the amount of packing to be done, or by scheduling an in home appointment with one of our Moving consultants.
Estimates provided during an in-house estimate are valid for 60 days.
Moving prices change based on time of year, month, week, as well as availability much the same way as airfare. The best way to determine a less expensive time period would be to talk to one of our Moving Consultants, but here are a few guidelines to help you plan:
Summer months are busy. If possible schedule your move between September and January. People tend to move at the beginning or end of the month, so move in the middle i.e. 10th – 20th.
Move in the middle of the week, generally Tuesday or Wednesday.
Your move transit times are based on several factors: the size of your move, distance being covered, and whether you have requested premium expedited or exclusive use services. Before you book your move online, those details are provided, and with an in home appointment, the Moving Consultant will be happy to explain.
Local: We usually will base our local moves on the amount of time (hours) and movers needed to complete the job. Some local governments have specific or unique pricing requirements moving companies are mandated to use.
Out of State: If you are moving out of state, we base your move on weight and mileage. This is why we require you to schedule an on site estimate for long distance moving.
Yes. You can check us out with the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), Department of Transportation (DOT), and local governance. And please feel free to talk with our other customers about their results.