If you are in the market to move and are thinking about hiring a mover in the state of California, you need to be aware of what is included in your moving cost. California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) law requires all California movers to charge a double drive time (DDT) rate to their customers.
What is the Moving Cost for Customers?
CPUC law states that time used and billed to customer shall include the total time to load truck, unload truck, and double drive time from the point of origin to point of destination. All California movers are required to abide by CPUC laws which means you will find this charge for all moves within California.
What is considered origin and destination?
Origin: address you are moving from; movers should not be charging for time used driving to origin from warehouse.
Destination: address you are moving to; drive time back to warehouse should not be included in this charge.
The time billed to customers is charged at the mover’s hourly rate. Some movers will round to the nearest 30 minutes. If you are unsure what your mover’s policy is, ask. Make sure you understand origin, destination, and what your mover charges per hour before entering into a move agreement.
Before you move make sure you understand what time you will be billed for and what should not be included in your bill. Make sure you hire an On Point mover and rest assured that your move will be professional from the handling of your belongings to accurate moving cost.
On Point Moving is a San Diego VETERAN-owned and operated moving company. We primarily serve all of San Diego County; we also regularly move to and from Orange County, Los Angeles, and Riverside areas. We offer a wide range of services – from full service moves, to DIY moving and storage.