Pennsylvania is a fully regulated state, meaning all movers must have "rights" to move you within a particular area. Their tariff rates must be published with the P.U.C (Public Utilities Commission). These rights are limited. Over the years, O'Brien's Moving & Storage has acquired many territorial rights, enabling us to cover most of central and eastern Pennsylvania as local movers.
Local Moving Information
In New Jersey, there is no differentiation between a move over 40 miles or under 40 miles. A licensed local mover can do a move anywhere within the state. There are no rights needed.
Pricing is based on an hourly rate. You will initial the Bill of Lading when the local movers arrive and then again when the move is completed. These total hours, less any time off for lunch, plus the travel charge will be the total charges for your move. Just a reminder: Travel time is based on the distance between origin and destination; it is not based on the distance from the local mover's warehouse to your place of origin. Therefore, it does not matter how close or far away the mover is to your origin home.
Both Pennsylvania and New Jersey locals are priced using an hourly rate.
All estimates are non-binding in Pennsylvania. In New Jersey, you can get a binding estimate. All local movers are required to charge you for the actual time and services provided, regardless of any estimates you may receive. This is why O'Brien's Moving and Storage always completes an in-home walk thru to provide you with an actual, written estimate.
Intrastate Moving Information
Intrastate moves are over 40 miles from origin to destination within Pennsylvania. New Jersey does not have intrastate moves.These moves must be priced by weight and miles through a published tariff with the P.U.C.
Before the truck arrives at origin, the driver will weigh the truck empty at a certified scale location. This is the light weight of your shipment. After the truck is loaded, the driver will re-weigh the truck. This second weight is the heavy weight of your shipment. When the two weights are subtracted, you get the net weight of your shipment. This is the weight that your actual charges will be based upon.
In Pennsylvania, all intrastate movers are required to charge you based on the actual, not the estimated weights and services provided, regardless of any estimates you may receive. This is why O'Brien's Moving and Storage always completes an in-home walk thru to provide you with an actual, written estimate.
Local and Intrastate Moving Services
Packing services are available for local and intrastate moves. These rates are also part of the tariff published by the Pennsylvania P.U.C. and the New Jersey Tariff Bureau.
Storage is available in one of our THREE warehouses located in Pennsylvania and New Jersey. Please click on Storage to find out more about the storage services we offer as intrastate and local movers.
Please refer to our Affiliations section to reference any of the above regulatory agencies.
Why Get an In-Home Estimate?
There are many reasons you should be getting an in-home estimate for your next move. It is extremely important you are getting the most accurate estimate with a reputable moving company. Visit this link to view reasons why you should get an in-home estimate for your upcoming move.
Local Moving Company of Choice: O'Brien's
Interested in what we can offer you as intrastate and local movers? Contact O'Brien's Moving & Storage today, and one of our friendly and knowledgeable professionals will be happy to assist you. Get your move started today - request your free local moving estimate by filling out our quick and easy quote form right now!