The price of an interstate move is the total aggregate costs of many possible moving services. Some of these costs are compulsory and some are optional. The price of an interstate shipment is incredibly variable and will vary dramatically depending on a large number of factors. The largest price component is the linehaul or the base transportation cost. The linehaul is dependent on the weight of the shipment, the distance the shipment is traveling, and the cost of living in the origin and destination counties. The packing charge, if packing is requested at all, is based on the types of containers requested and the number of each type required. These two packing factors depend on the unique style, type, and quantity of each customer’s possessions. The valuation charge, if valuation is requested at all, is based on the type of valuation requested, the declared value of the shipment, and the amount of deductible (if any) requested. These valuation factors are also dependent on the unique style, type, and quantity of each customer’s possessions as well as their personal risk threshold.
The possible auxiliary charges are almost endless. Customers may require, overtime loading or unloading, shuttles, extra pickups or deliveries, piano charges, waiting time, hoisting, crating, 3rd party, or any one of dozens more possible services. All of these auxiliary charges are dependent on the unique style, location, needs, and idiosyncrasies of each customer’s possessions as well as their residence. Arpin of RI places a premium on customer-agent communication so we can identify all of the services needed and required to perform each move. We do our very best to obtain all of the information so we can provide the most accurate estimate of potential costs for each shipment.