How long have we been in business for?
Sky van lines were established in 2010 by a family that had combined 10 years experience in performing long distance moves.
Do you perform home estimates?
Yes we do like most of the leading moving companies we work with moving software and we will be happy to sand a estimator to give you a not to exceed price, it is very accurate and of course we stand behind our estimates with a guaranteed price. FIY companies that perform home estimates usually charge a little bit more because of the accurate price and the not to exceed price its help you not to have a surprise on the day of the move (not a local companies will not offer you that service and will try to book it over the phone and jack the price on the day of the move.
How do evaluate the cf of my items?
Like most of the leading moving companies we work with moving software made by a lot of moving company’s with a list of long years of experience, it is very accurate and of course we stand behind our estimates with a guaranteed price.
What is a Moving Broker?
A “Moving Broker” is actually a sales office that books jobs and then sub-contract it to an actual moving company, they don’t have a DOT number only a MC number. They only have a telemarketing office and they will usually represent themselves as a moving company but THEY ARE NOT, You can easily check if you are dealing with a “Broker” or not by finding out their DOT license number – a “Moving company” will have that number and a “Broker” will not.
Are you a broker or a real company?
We are an actual moving company and we perform all the jobs ourselves, you can easily check us over at the DOT website to make sure. You can also go online and find a lot of good reviews from satisfied customers.
Why should I be careful of moving brokers?
After you book your move with a moving broker, he sub-contracts the job to an actual moving company. The bottom line is that on the day of the move you will have a company that you know nothing about showing up on your door step with a different contract, different terms & conditions and usually additional charges – this is where the problems start.
What time can I expect the movers to come for pickup?
You will get a call from our dispatch department up to 24 hrs before your move with a 2 hour time frame for pickup. If you want, We can write down your time preference BUT bear in mind that it is NOT guaranteed
What is full packing service?
Full packing service means that our team will pack everything in your house/apt including boxing up all your dishes, clothes and lose items and crate all of the fragile items. The bottom line, is that we will do everything from A to Z while you can seat back and enjoy. The service includes unlimited packing materials and labor and we price it per cf.
What is a shuttle service?
When there is no access to a 53? truck to deliver the furniture we need to come up with a smaller truck in order to deliver – usually in specific areas like Manhattan, downtown Chicago , Washington DC and small apartment complex.
How many men will come to move our furniture?
Our dispatch department is coordinating the manpower based on the size of the move and the packing requirements; it is somewhere between 2 to 6 men.
What is the payment breakdown?
Its 10% deposit, 50% at pickup and the remaining 40% will be paid on delivery.
What are the additional charges that may apply?
If you will not want to load additional items and will not need any packing services, the extra charges that may apply is flight of stairs – if you have 2 flights of stairs or more there is a onetime $75 charge per flight (the first is free) and long carry. If there is no access to the truck and the walking distance between the truck and your doorstep is more than a 75 ft, there will be a onetime charge of $75 per 75 ft of walking (the first 75 ft are free).
Can you send me some boxes prior to the move?
Yes we can, just let us know what kind of boxes you want, the quantity and the shipping address and we will send it to you. See our on-line moving supply store.
What is an binding estimate?
This is a written agreement made in advance with your mover- it guarantees the total cost of the move based upon the quantities and services shown on the estimate.
What is a Non-Binding estimate?
This is what your mover believes the cost will be based upon the estimated weight of the shipment and the services requested. A non-binding estimate is not binding on the mover. The final charges will be based upon the actual weight of your shipment, the services provided, and the tariff provisions in effect.
Can I move my pet?
Pets cannot be carried on the moving van. Dogs, cats, canaries and parakeets can usually be transported in the family car. For a complete list of items that cannot be shipped, please visit the Non-Allowable section of this Web site.
My moving expenses are deductible from My federal income taxes?
If you moved due to a change in your job or business location, or because you started a new job or business, you may be able to deduct your “reasonable” moving expenses. got to here to read more
When should we start packing?
It is never too early to start the packing process. However, if you able to pack your things until just before or on day you move. ask our sales rep abut our full packing service and we can have our packers do it on the day of the move. If you need packing supply ask abut our boxes delivery for your convenience.