Local & In-State Moves
A local move is any move that begins and ends within a radius of approximately 55 miles within Washington State.
A move that is over 55 miles is called an intrastate move. All moves over 55 miles within the State of Washington are charged based on mileage and the weight of the shipment.
In order for a moving company to perform a move within the state the mover must be licensed by the Washington Utilities & Transportation Commission. For a move between two different states, the mover needs to be licensed by the U.S. Department of Transportation.
It is important when choosing a mover to verify that the mover is licensed within the state. If your mover is licensed, it will mean that your mover has filed his workman’s compensation, liability, & cargo insurance information with the state authorities.
R J Burton Relocation Services is a full service moving & storage company. We can help with just moving furniture around the house to fully packing and transporting your home or office contents to a new location. Our services include storage facilities and a full line of packing materials which can be delivered to your home. Our service can be customized to meet any budget and our sales people will help you chose your best option. We are professionally trained to handle art, antiques and pianos. If custom crates are needed, our in-house shop can build them at discount prices.
Moving services can be very costly. Regardless of the cost of your move, it is very important to us that you understand what you are paying for. In a normal move, the charges will be broken into 4 different components as follows:
Labor is the price you are paying for each mover for each hour that work is being done.
- Travel time
The time it takes our truck to reach your home at the beginning of the move and the time it takes to return to the garage after the move is completed.
- Packing materials
In order to perform your move in a professional manner, specific materials are needed to protect your household goods during handling and transport.
- Valuation Coverage
Moving companies are required by law to provide customers with valuation coverage at no additional cost. This type of coverage is based upon weight and will not cover actual value of an item damaged or lost during a move. You can supplement the coverage by purchasing additional coverage.