Virginia Intrastate Services

All movers in Virginia are required to hold a Department of Motor Vehicle (DMV) certificate in order to handle shipments 31 miles or more, between homes. The Virginia Movers & Warehousemen's Association publishes a Tariff which members use as a catalog of services with their associated rates or fees. Tariff rules also stipulate how the service is to be performed and the method that a fee is applied. A booklet entitled Making a Better Move in Virginia will be provided to you before your intrastate move. The VMWA designed it to guide and assist the moving public in making a simple and pleasant move when relocating.

Making a Better Move in Virginia

Here in Hampton Roads even moves that one might think are local (30 miles and under) sometimes turn out to be intrastate moves. When this happens your move needs to be priced based on the tariff versus an hourly rate like most local movers will charge. We estimate our moves the same no matter how they are eventually priced and often factor in a discount on the tariff to make your final charges similar to our hourly rate estimates. The major additional factors that we have to consider in any intrastate move is the travel time and mileage.  Other than that, the same movers and packers that our local customers love will be with you on all of our intrastate jobs too!  

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Virginia Movers & Warehousemen's Association

Visit the VMWA site for additional information. Use it to look up qualified intrastate movers, links to DMV moving regulations, regulations guidelines, and industry terms.

 Let us help you during your next intrastate move. Our move coordinators and surveyors will be happy to explain how it all works so you can make the best decision for you or your family.

The Virginia tariff is similar in natural to a interstate tariff. These moves are priced, in simple terms, based on the weight of your shipment and the distance between homes using your old and new zip codes. The weight can be calculated by taking inventory of your household goods during a survey and applying a simple formula to the estimated cubic foot size of your items. Then, during the actual move the movers will weigh the truck empty (tare weight), before your move begins, and then after it is loaded (gross weight) to get a final net weight of your household goods. 

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