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California Movers Express, Inc.

Category: Movers
2280 Commerce Place
Hayward, CA 94545
(800) 356-8778

Hours:
Mon-Fri 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM

In business since: 1968

Pay with:   Visa Check Cash



Local Moves: Rates
2 movers + truck

3 movers + truck

4 movers + truck

Minimum hours for a move

Indicates the minimum number of hours for local moves. For instance, if the minimum number of hours for a mover is 3 and the mover completes a move in 2 hours, they will bill for 3 hours.

4.0

Minimum cost

This the minimum total cost for a move with the assistance of 2 movers and a truck. This cost is calculated by multiplying the min. hours by the hourly rate for 2 movers & a truck.

$340.00

Labor Only Moves: Rates
2 movers

3 movers

4 movers

Minimum hours for a move

Indicates the minimum number of hours for local moves. For instance, if the minimum number of hours for a mover is 3 and the mover completes a move in 2 hours, they will bill for 3 hours.

4.0

Minimum cost

This the minimum total cost (not including tax) for a move with the assistance of 2 movers. This cost is calculated by multiplying the min. hours by the hourly rate for 2 movers.

$320.00

Services Included in Rates
Packing/unpacking

Indicates whether hourly rates include packing and unpacking services.

Furniture blankets

Plastic wrap *

In Normal Amounts

Furniture disassembly/reassembly

Indicated whether movers will disassemble and reassemble your furniture for the hourly rates listed.

*

Normal furniture not requiring special technician

Padding *

Cloth pads. Paper pads at additional cost if required

Boxes

Wardrobe boxes *

Loaned for duration of move. If not retured at end of move you will be charged for any kept

Extra Fees
Flat fee/trip fee

Indicates whether any flat fee is applied to moves in addition to the hourly rates.

dependent

Mileage/fuel fee

Indicates whether mileage or fuel fees apply in addition to the hourly rates listed.

Included up to limit

Miles are free up to

Often, movers who charge extra for mileage will waive the mileage charge for some number of initial miles.

50 miles

Cargo insurance

Indicates whether cargo insurance is available to cover any potential damage the movers may cause to the items you are moving.

Available

Cargo insurance coverage limit

Indicates the limit of any cargo insurance coverage included in the hourly rates.

$0.00

Elevator carry

If you are moving to or from a walk up/high-rise, some movers charge an additional fee for moves that require use of an elevator.

Flight charge

This is a fee some movers charge for moves that require them to move up/down flights of stairs.

Calculation of Hours
Time starts when:

Indicates when the movers begin the clock to calculate hourly rates.

Movers arrive

Time ends when:

Indicates when the movers stop the clock on hourly rates.

Everything is unloaded & set up

Hourly increments

Once the minimum number of hours for a move had been exceeded, these are the smallest increments of time by which additional hourly work is billed.

1/4 hour

Rounding Counted when exceeded

Driving time

Driving time refers to the time the movers spend driving from your old location with a loaded truck to the your new location. Some movers my charge a multiple of the hourly rate, e.g. double time, when driving.

Double hourly rate

Moving Trucks
Number of trucks owned

Number of trucks owned by the moving company

2-5

Truck size(s): Length 14-40 feet

Trucks available for distance moves

Indicates whether the company uses its own interstate trucks, or those of subcontractors for long distance moves

*

Inquire - depends on where you are moving to.

Licensing
State mover's licence

Most state require movers of household goods to obtain a liscense with the state public service commission (or equivalent regulatory body). Licensed, professional movers must comply with the rules and regulations for handling and moving your property. Unlicensed movers operate outside the law, and they may provide little protection for loss or damage to your property -- or none at all.

dependent

DOT MC# dependent

Estimates
In-home estimate cost

Indicates whether moving company will provide in-home/on-site visual estimates

Free

Offer written estimates

Offer binding estimates

Indicates whether moving company offers binding estimates in writing.

*

Not to exeed on moves within California

Scheduling Moves
Weekday appointments *

If special needs, we can do earlier or later. Inquire when scheduling estimate.

Saturday appointments *

If necessary we will do Saturday appointments

Sunday appointments *

Only if dire emergency please.

Moving Services Offered
Homes

Office moves

Apartments

Local moves *

We move pianos.

Long distance

Packing services *

We also do custom crating.

Storage *

We have 31,500 square foot facility, sprinkered and alarmed.
We store cars inside.

Large/Heavy Items
Appliance service

This is a fee some movers charge to disconnect and reconnect major appliances, e.g. refrigerators, washer, dryer, stoves during a move.

Projection TV No extra fee*

No additonal charge unless special packing or handling is required. May require additional movers.

Flat screen TV dependent

Upright piano No extra fee*

No addiional charge on local moves, long distance or overseas moves may incurr additional charges for special crating. May require additional movers.

Baby grand piano No extra fee*

No addiional charge on local moves, long distance or overseas moves may incurr additional charges for special crating.May require additional movers.

Pool table dependent

Business Details
Service area SF Bay Area

Employees vs. contractors

Indicates whether the movers are employees of or contractors hired by the moving company.

Employees & contractors

Employee screening

Indicates whether new employees are screened, e.g. criminal background checks.

Current business license

Indicates whether the service provider has a current business license.

*

Current PUC Permit as required.

Current general liability insurance

The service providers you hire should carry both general liability & workers compensation insurance. If the service provider damages your property or harms you or someone else, their liability insurance should cover the cost of these damages. This insurance can be expensive and some service providers may be tempted to avoid the expense by letting insurance lapse. Since insurance can expire or be cancelled, you should always verify this information yourself.

Current worker comp. insurance

The service providers you hire should carry both general liability & workers compensation insurance, which provides for workers medical bills and lost wages if they happen to be injured on the job. This insurance can be quite expensive, particularly for high-risk occupations. Some businesses may be tempted to avoid the expense by letting insurance lapse. For this reason, you should always verify that the service provider has a current insurance policy.

Deposit

Affiliations
Better Business Bureau member

Indicates whether the business is a current member of the Better Business Bureau

*

A + Rating with no complaints

AMSA

American Moving & Storage Association member

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