When most of our customers hear the term “double drive time” they aren’t exactly sure what this term means. Double drive time applies to in-state and out of state movers and is a regulation that has been put in place here in California to protect you, the consumer from excess moving charges on hourly rated moves.
Double drive time was established by the California Public Utilities Commission as a way to help keep out of state movers from overcharging on hourly rated moves. There are some movers who charge “portal to portal. This means your charges start the moment they leave their facility and end once their team returns to the office. With charges like these, your bill could be excessively high.
At Priority Moving, we have never believed in charges such as these. We never charge for the time it takes our team to get to your location or the time it takes to drive back to our warehouse from your new home or office. Put more simply our hourly billing starts at your point of origin (the place you are moving from) and ends when our team of professional movers has delivered everything to your home or if necessary our warehouse.
We log this time into our system and then double it, which encompasses all drive time involved in your move. This method of billing is designed to save you money. Since you have no idea how long it takes for the movers to get from their warehouse to your home, movers are not permitted to add this time to your bill.
If you are in need of top-rated out of state movers but are still confused about how “double drive time” works, feel free to contact Priority Moving on (858) 256-4808. Our moving experts can explain how this law works and arrange for your free on-site moving quote. Call us today and let’s get started!