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What is Double Drive Time & Why do Moving Companies Charge This?

Learn More About Moving and Storage Services: What is Double Drive Time & Why do Moving Companies Charge This?

If you are planning for an upcoming move and are completing a few estimates with a variety of moving and storage companies, you might have come across the term “double drive time” while discussing charges and prices. Double drive time is the calculation for a round trip cost because the movers will move your belongings out to your new location, and then return to their original destination. This all is involved in the price of the move so continue reading to learn more about double drive time and professional moving companies.

What is Double Drive Time?

Double drive time is an estimate to calculate the total costs of a move for mileage and charge time for movers and drivers involved in the move. This includes several parts of your move in this calculation.

The following services are charged on the billable time that makes up double drive time.

  • Loading
  • Unloading
  • Double the driving time to the destination and back to the point of origin.

All these services make up your move and are all charged on billable time, as estimated during your initial meetings with professional movers. Think about it this way, your new home may be where the move is taking place, but the movers—for your service—need to drive to your location and then return to their point of origin, all for your move. These charges protect movers and moving companies so they can compensate movers for their total time spent driving and working during the move.

Double driving covers every moment of billable time from the movers leaving their warehouse and returning once your move is completed. Moving and storage services offer a variety of services from full service, partial service, packing, custom crating, disassembly, providing packing materials, moving equipment, I.T. services, and more to complete your move. Every service can usually be customized to your specific needs so be sure to inquire about each one during your next estimate.

When you are ready to schedule an estimate with a professional moving and storage company, you will be ready to discuss your move. These tips will help you understand the terms discussed during your estimate.