Moving Guide Comparison

Listed below is the information that you will need if you wish to make a true comparison between our service and other services.

Rental Trucks

  1. Cubic feet vs. linear feet. Usually, our trucks are a lot higher and wider than the rental trucks. For example, one of our competitors uses 10 foot rental trucks which hold approximately 368 cubic feet, this is about the same as 5 feet in our trucks.

  2. Be sure to calculate the cost of gas, tolls, taxes, insurance, etc with the rental truck - Help-U-Move's price includes the gas, tolls, taxes, insurance, the truck and the professional driver.

  3. How old is the rental truck. Older trucks may be prone to mechanical failure and breakdown.

  4. Time - How much longer will the trip take you in a rental truck vs. driving your own car or flying?

  5. Safety - If you are considering renting a truck make sure you consider the following:

    We only use experienced drivers (primarily union teamsters) that are familiar with driving a big truck in all types of weather. These are professional drivers familiar with the roads, the truck, and practice safe driving for a living. Driving an unfamiliar vehicle on unfamiliar terrain can be tiring, as well as dangerous so consider your safety when moving.

  6. Comfort - Which is more comfortable to drive, your car or a rental truck?
 

Moving Company Comparision

If you are comparing us to a moving company please consider the following:

  1. We will try to beat any price that appears to be less money than ours so please e-mail us with the competitors quote. Be sure to include the weight and the space quoted.

  2. Make sure you compare the weight and cube (volume). The weight is very important because some companies "bait and switch". They quote you a low price with a low weight allowance to earn your business then hit you with a very high over weight penalty and hold your property hostage until you pay ransom. Don't be a victim. Compare the space and the weight. Household goods normally weigh about 6-7 pounds per cubic foot.  If the quote is less than that you may be getting ripped off!

  3. How will you be treated during the move? Is there 24 hour tracking of your shipment?

  4. Is the company a member of the Better Business Bureau? How many complaints have been filed against the company in the last year?

  5. How long has the company been in business? Ask the date of incorporation.  Don't be fooled by years experience, or "moving heritage" ask for the date of incorporation.

  6. What kind of drivers do they use? We only use drivers that are licensed, bonded, and insured.

  7. Transit time. How long will it take you to receive your belongings? Our longest scheduled domestic transit time is 8 business days. Not 7 weeks like some companies!

  8. Do they guarantee that they will show up on moving day? Some companies cancel on the day of the move if they are busy and leave you stranded. We guarantee in writing that we will be there on the day we tell you.

  9. Is there a fuel surcharge? Is a TIP required / recommended? What other charges may occur? Extra labor? Charges for steps?