Delicato Transport, LLC

FAQs & Tips

No. Although all movers charge travel time, it is not based on where we come from, and we work state-wide and charge uniform travel time to all consumers.

An in-home estimate is completely free, and once we provide an estimate, there is no obligation. We appreciate the opportunity to quote.

Our schedule fills up about two weeks in advance, so we recommend two weeks. We will always do our best to accommodate the short notice and last-minute moves whenever possible.

No. Although most moving companies charge a premium weekend rate on Saturdays and even more on Sundays, we work seven days a week at our regular rate regardless of the day or time of day your move occurs.

No. You may leave clothes in dresser drawers but only clothes. You do need to pack any loose, hard, or heavy items in the draws. Nightstands, desks, jewelry boxes, vanities, etc., all need to be packed, but you can leave your clothes and linens in drawers.

MOVING TIPS

  • Aug 4, 2021

    Get three written in-home estimates

    Be wary of phone or internet estimates. Show the mover everything that will be moved, including items in attics, basements, garages, storage areas, sheds, etc. Typically two of the estimates will be very close together in price, weight, and service. Select one of those two estimates. The other bid will be very high or low. Avoid that carrier.

  • Aug 4, 2021

    Obtain and read

    The three “pre-move” required documents from your carrier. These documents include Your Rights and Responsibilities and Ready to Move brochures and information on the arbitration program that the carrier participates in. These documents are all required for every interstate shipment.

  • Aug 4, 2021

    Avoid large down payments

    Be wary of carriers seeking large down payments to hold dates or to reserve service.

  • Aug 4, 2021

    Ask Questions

    If you do not understand something, ask. The moving business is complex and has its language. If you aren’t satisfied with the answers to your questions or if the carrier hesitates when you ask for clarification, talk to another carrier.

  • Aug 4, 2021

    Plan off-peak move

    Plan an Off-Peak Season Move (when possible). June to September is the high season. If you can avoid moving during those months, you will likely receive better service. If you must move during the high season, move mid-month, mid-week, and avoid the end of the month.

  • Aug 4, 2021

    Be reachable by phone

    Make sure the carrier can reach you by phone during your move. This can save time and storage costs if the driver is ready to deliver and you are ready to receive the shipment. Be sure to have the driver’s full name, id, and truck number to allow for fast and easy communication.

  • Aug 4, 2021

    Take valuables with you

    Valuables, such as cash, coins, jewelry, photographs, and important papers, should be taken with you or sent ahead. Be sure to use a traceable service, such as FedEx and United Parcel Service.

  • Aug 4, 2021

    Separate personal travel items

    The items traveling with you, such as clothes and papers, should be put in one place or in the vehicle you are taking with you. Avoid having those items loaded on the truck and having to find them later.

  • Aug 4, 2021

    Try to relax

    No matter how prepared you are, things occasionally go wrong. Moving is one of the most stressful times in your life. Take a deep breath, be patient, and get a good night’s sleep before moving day.