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Old 01-11-2013, 07:55 PM
 
Location: Coastal Northeast
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The long distance trucks are registered all over the country. Interstate moves depend on the costs at both ends. The U-Haul rates are set primarily to offset the net migration of trucks in places with different demands.
All trucks can be short distance or long distance. They don't know where you're dropping it off, nor do they care. You can pick up a truck and decide to drop it off anywhere. I picked up a truck in San Diego 2 years ago, planned to drop it off in LA, but dropped it off in the Irvine area instead. Price remained the same.

It's priced based on rental location, period.
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Old 01-11-2013, 10:16 PM
 
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Why look at 2011 data when they have the new 2012 out -

Article - United Van Lines Migration Study | 2012 Migration Study | Moving
Data - http://www.unitedvanlines.com/united...-migration.pdf


Great info btw for market study.
You're right - I googled it after having seen it somewhere else and clicked on the wrong line.
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Old 01-11-2013, 10:44 PM
 
Location: NJ
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you don't think it's their goal to put this out there because they know people like you will give them free advertising?.
No, kidyankee, that underlined portion is truly jumping the shark -something you rarely do. I've moved some relatives out, and having talked to moving companies, and knowing mgmt in one, they use data like this and spend valuable salary expense compiling it, in order to be able to determine how much "stock (moving vans)" to maintain at each location.

Now the good news for states losing in net migration is the housing crash decreased the overall, average net outflow versus 10 years ago, as folks upside down in mortgages cannot move for employment or any other reasons without being able to weather the hit. Thus, the US total 8 electoral vote shift from the last census was far lower than the prior change ten years earlier.
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Old 01-11-2013, 10:50 PM
 
Location: NJ
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The U-Haul rates are set primarily to offset the net migration of trucks in places with different demands.
Correct. U Haul in Orange, Ct (at least they were there than-not sure now) told a relative of mine just that regarding why a Ct-Tn move cost 1/3 what a Tn-Ct haul cost. They needed fewer out of Orange, more in, and modified rates to drive it. Unfortunately for her, at a time where she had little money, she was choosing the more expensive route.
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Old 01-12-2013, 08:07 AM
 
Location: Connecticut
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No, kidyankee, that underlined portion is truly jumping the shark -something you rarely do. I've moved some relatives out, and having talked to moving companies, and knowing mgmt in one, they use data like this and spend valuable salary expense compiling it, in order to be able to determine how much "stock (moving vans)" to maintain at each location.

Now the good news for states losing in net migration is the housing crash decreased the overall, average net outflow versus 10 years ago, as folks upside down in mortgages cannot move for employment or any other reasons without being able to weather the hit. Thus, the US total 8 electoral vote shift from the last census was far lower than the prior change ten years earlier.
Sorry Bob - But honestly, United releases this information for one reason only and that is pubicity. Other major companies complie the same data but do not do this. It is just a way to keep their name in front of the public, reallly. Jay
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Old 01-12-2013, 09:52 AM
 
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The best quick estimate of relative demand rates at the lower end of the market are comparative rental truck rates. Rates are proportional to demand levels. Todays rates for a 20 foot U-Haul truck:

From Dallas, TX to Hartford, CT: $1161
From Hartford, CT to Dallas, TX: $1791
We used United (and never would again!) for our move to CT from the Midwest and it cost about $1800.
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Old 01-12-2013, 12:00 PM
 
Location: NJ
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Sorry Bob - But honestly, United releases this information for one reason only and that is pubicity. Other major companies complie the same data but do not do this. It is just a way to keep their name in front of the public, reallly. Jay
Not necessarily; if they are better than competition at logistics (how many X footers do I stock in New Haven), they may be crowing when promoting the data. Either way, the purpose of compiling is simple-failure to predict costs money.

The reality is these corps make the most money where the inbounds and outbounds offset each other. Moving trucks to accomodate shifts in pop is very costly.
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Old 01-12-2013, 09:33 PM
 
Location: Texas
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All trucks can be short distance or long distance. They don't know where you're dropping it off, nor do they care. You can pick up a truck and decide to drop it off anywhere. I picked up a truck in San Diego 2 years ago, planned to drop it off in LA, but dropped it off in the Irvine area instead. Price remained the same.

It's priced based on rental location, period.
Nope. The long distance move prices are set to incentivize moves of trucks, to offset different demand.

When you rent a local truck, you rent by the day and you're supposed to return it where you got it. When you make a one way move, you pay according to the destination.

Call a rental company and ask, if you don't believe me.
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Old 01-13-2013, 12:21 AM
 
Location: In a bubble bath with a beer!
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Nope. The long distance move prices are set to incentivize moves of trucks, to offset different demand.

When you rent a local truck, you rent by the day and you're supposed to return it where you got it. When you make a one way move, you pay according to the destination.

Call a rental company and ask, if you don't believe me.
I can say true dat on this. I was just at U-Haul and the cost to go one way was $500 for a one day rental. They guy told me if I brought it back, it would be much cheaper ... But then l'd have to pay for a plane ticket back to the end destination ... Which I haven't checked the price on, and probably won't. Too much of a hassle and my time is valuable too!

HUGz! Jules
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Old 01-14-2013, 12:58 PM
 
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I moved from CT to a southern state. My initial reason for considering moving was to leave cold winter weather behind and to enjoy a warmer climate.
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