A local move, as defined in most cases, is a move that is done from city to city within a state or in a 100-mile radius from your current location.
All local moving companies and local moving services are regulated by the Public Utilities Conference (PUC) or by your state's Department of Transportation (DOT).
The relocation industry standard is to charge hourly rates.
Local moving services are calculated on an hourly basis or based on a list of items that will be included in the local move. In other words, the amount of belongings you wish to move will determine the overall estimate of the local move and the number of local movers you will need. For example, a one-bedroom apartment will require less labor for local moving services than a four-bedroom house.
The hourly rate depends on the number of local movers and the number of moving trucks that are required for the local move. Your local moving company will make the proper determination for the hourly rate for local movers. If packing is needed, that too is charged the hourly rate. Materials for the local moving services are charged based on actual usage.
Your standard local moving insurance is included in the price.
Additional insurance can be secured on the day of the local move.
Usually local moves are completed within 1 to 3 days, depending
on the circumstances.