We faciltate moves to or from the Greater Ottawa Area within 500 km from our Ottawa Office . Our partners facilitate moves from coast to coast. We only partner with companies that share our standards, ethics and our drive for customer satisfaction.
We consider any move that starts
or ends more then 100 kilometers from Ottawa's City Hall to be a long-distance move. Pricing for these
moves is based on an hourly rate for loading the contents onto the truck and then offloading at
the destination plus a charge for travel time. The charge for travel time, for a long-distance move,
is billed at a rate per kilometer one way (depending on the size of the crew and truck)or one hour
at the contracted rate (whichever is greater). This charge covers the cost of getting the crew to the
job, travel between locations, refuelling, and returning to the office at the end of the job. Charging
for travel time in this manner allows customers to better predict the cost of the move as they do not
have to worry about how long the drive will take. Poor weather conditions, accidents, and detours
causing delays will not affect the customer when paying by the kilometer.
For example: You
hire a 2-man moving crew at $100/hour to move your
home. Your move starts in Ottawa at 8:00 AM and the crew
finishes loading by 11:00 AM. Your crew starts unloading
at your new home in Toronto at 5:00 PM and finishes at 7:00
PM. The elapsed time for your move is 5 hours. You
are billed for travel time at $2.85 km for 440 km.
Your bill totals to 5 hours x $100 = $500 (move) + $1254
(travel) = $1754 + tax.
For smaller moves, the above charges
for travel time can be reduced by uo to 30% through flexability
on your part. We usually do consolidated
moves to Toronto and the GTA a few times a month with stops along the 401 corridor.
If you are able to be flexible on the timing of your move, this may allow you to share the
cost for travel time with another customer. This also applies if we
can manage to co-ordinate a move returning from your destination city.
Please click here for pricing or here for an estimate for your move.
Thank you for considering 1st Rate Movers for your move.
Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions or would like more information.