"Why do I use rental trucks?"
"Why not get your own?"
I get asked these question by nearly everyone. The straightforward answer is: cost. Not what it would cost to us, or a board of investors: what it would cost you, the customer. Let me explain.
First, we are no longer able to rent and drive trucks due to a new PUC law in PA as of 2017. To put perspective on the price tag, then, of operating under new law; the average cost of a decent moving truck is around $60,000. Now that in itself is pretty hefty, but you've got to add on the cost of insurance for an industry with wide swinging variables in terms of the value of the load. Additionally, all drivers must have CDLs if the moving truck is over 24ft(rentals can be up to 26ft with regular driver's license). Then you have to store it, pay for maintenance(hopefully don't break it), and then the logistics to book two moves in one day for a single truck stack up. All that overhead cost HAS to reflect on the price tag of your move.
Our solution is simple: there are rental truck stores everywhere. If you rent and drive the truck, our professional team of movers will come with everything they need to handle the rest of the job. The cost of doing your move this way ultimately saves you 4 to 5 time more than a standard full service moving company. We hope you, like many of your friends and neighbors since 2017, will give us the opportunity to prove our theory. Westmoreland Movers aims to raise the bar on lower consumer costs in the moving industry, enrich the lives of working-class local movers, and therefore Westmoreland County as whole!
CONSUMER NOTICE: There are some local businesses that advertise themselves as moving companies, but will offer to have their own movers use a rental truck to complete their moves. Most of the time, they are operating unlicensed. To be sure, always ask for this company's PUC and DOT number.
Please report any violations to the PA PUC Dept 717-783-5011, your help can prevent scammers.