Long Distance Moves

A long distance move is a move that is greater than 100-miles from the origin and/or the move crosses a state line. Two factors determine the major portion of the cost of your move. They are the distance you are moving and the weight of your shipment.

Allstate Moving does not do consolidated shipping. We do not consolidate your shipment with other customers’ shipments. This method of shipping is a risk for you to possibly lose some of your items. We want to make sure that your items are fully taken care of.

Most of us probably don’t know the exact total weight of our belongings. In order to determine an approximate weight of your shipment, you can use the table below.

When you fill out our online estimate form or call Allstate Moving, we will give you our rates for various weights for budgeting purposes. However, like all other moving companies, we will be unable to determine the exact weight of your shipment until the actual day of the move.

We welcome you to join us at a government regulated weigh station while we weigh the truck with and without your shipment fully loaded. The difference between those two weights is the weight of your shipment. We provide every customer with a receipt with the copy of the weight of your belongings in the truck.

Type of DwellingAverage Weight in Pounds
Studio1,000 to 3,000 lbs.
1 Bedroom Apartment2,000 to 4,000 lbs.
2 Bedroom Apt. \ House4,000 to 6,000 lbs.
3 Bedroom Apt. \ House6,000 to 10,000 lbs.
4 Bedroom House8,000 to 16,000 lbs.
5 Bedroom House10,000 to 20,000 lbs.
LargerLarger 15,000 lbs.+


Besides the transportation charges, additional factors that will effect the price of your move include:

  • Packing by the Moving Company.
  • Accessorial charges which are things that keep the door of the truck away from the door of your new or old home such as a flight of stairs, elevators, excessive long carry, the need to use a small shuttle vehicle, etc.
  • Your choice of additional valuation for the move.
  • The need for storage in transit while you are getting settled in your new location.