Thousand Oaks Movers Inc
Thousand Oaks Movers Inc is licensed, bonded and insured company. Local moves are our specialty.
These are moves with a radius of under 100 miles. Our company has been helping residents and business customers of Southern California for many years.
Local moves are commonly charged by hourly rates. Hourly rates are dependent on the amount of workers involved in the job and number of trucks. Choosing the right team of movers is one of the most important tasks in controlling the cost of the relocation.
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The final cost of the local moving service depends on various factors
Here is a list of moving teams and trucks commonly offered for different size moves:
2 movers and 1 (14'- 20') truck - Studio to Small 2 bedroom apartment or a partial move (no oversized items - which may require help of more than 2 men),
3 movers and 1 (24'-26') truck - 2 bedroom house to Small 4 bedroom house,
5 movers and 2 trucks - Large 4 bedroom house or larger.
These are just common ranges for average size households. However in our experience we have moved households that required help of up to 4 large trucks.
To make sure that customer gets an ultimate size team our estimators have state of the art moving software which allows specialists take room by room inventory of the items. It then calculates the size of the move in cubic feet. Next step after figuring the shipments size is getting other pertinent information regarding other extra services customer may require, such as:
Packing and/or unpacking boxes,
Flights of stairs, long walks from residence to truck,
Shuttle services (some of our customers live in the hills, homes inaccessible by full size trucks), require loading smaller (12'-14') truck or pick up trucks and transporting goods down to reload into the full size truck,
Crating of large fragile items (soft or wooden crates available),
Dis-assembly and reassembly of furniture,
Disconnecting and reconnecting appliances and electronics,
Hoisting of extra large items through windows or balconies,
Extra pick up or/and drop off locations,
Trash removal, etc.
Once this information is gathered the specialist and dispatch decide on the right team and the cost of the relocation. We strongly recommend for larger size moves (such as 3 bedroom residences or larger) to have a Free On Site estimate. Our specialist will observe the location and take detailed inventory and measurements of the items. This will help avoid moves that may require a help of more movers, multiple trips, and in some cases multiple day relocation. This inconveniences customers and breaks the schedule of the company and is unacceptable for reputable company!
Long distance move
Any out of state move or a move with distance over 100 miles is considered long distance.
Thousand Oaks Movers Inc. is a fully licensed and insured company. We provide full service long distance relocation services to our residential and commercial customers moving anywhere in 20 Western states and some of the North East part of United States. Our dispatch department is ready to work with anyone and help them in any possible way. Even if we are not able to make a delivery ourselves we can refer you to a reputable and reasonably priced company.
The cost of long distance move is determined by the size of the shipment and the distance to the new location.
Most of the competition is determining the size of shipment by the cubic feet it takes inside their truck or trailer. However, American Moving and Storage Association has advised customers to work with companies that determine the size of shipment by its weight.
Thousand Oaks Movers weighs their trucks (at the government certified scales) empty - prior to getting to customers house and later after truck is loaded it will be weighed again. The customer can be present at both times. The difference between the empty weight and the heavy weight is known as payload, or the weight of your shipment.
The tariff is then applied to the weight and this is how simple you get the transportation cost of the move.
Light Weight of truck = 15,100 lbs.
Heavy Weight of truck = 19,400 lbs.
Payload/weight of your shipment = 4,300 lbs.
Tariff (Los Angeles, CA to Henderson, NV - 275 miles) = $0.32/lb.
Transportation cost (4,300 X .32) = $1,376.00
Simple transportation includes:
Inventory and marking each item with designated sticker, which number will be represented on the inventory form (will be signed by customer and mover)
Protecting furniture with blankets,
Loading the truck,
The drive from old to new residence,
Unloading and unwrapping furniture and other items.
The services also available during long distance moving not included in the original cost of transportation:
Packing & Unpacking boxes,
Crating extra large items (wooden or soft crate),
Extra pick up and/or deliveries,
Storage in Transit,
Long walks, shuttle services,
Flights of stairs,
Hoisting large items,
Trash removal, etc.