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First Rate Movers schedules weekly trips to the greater Toronto area. These include destinations in Mississauga, Etobicoke, North York, Scarborough and many other locations. We also deliver to Brockville, Kingston, Belleville, Oshawa, Ajax, Pickering and other towns along the 401 corridor to Toronto.

If you are planning to move from Toronto or one of these locations to Ottawa, you can realize substantial savings by co-ordinating your move through First Rate Movers on a truck returning from one of these trips. This will allow us to offer similar savings to those that a consumer would gain by taking part in a consolidated move. Unlike a consolidated move, however, the return trips are usually only comprised of one shipment. This means your belongings are the only delivery on the truck. This also means that your delivery will be made the same or next day which can often be an important factor.

The cost of a long distance move within Ontario is broken into two parts:

  • An hourly rate for labour to load and unload the truck
  • A flat rate travel charge to cover all or a portion of travel-related expenses.
    Expenses include wages for driving time, fuel, kilometers, food and lodging for the crew, and any other necessary services

The savings realized by taking part in this type of move are the result of a reduction in travel charges. This is due to other parties, moving to Toronto, absorbing a large portion of the travel costs. For an average trip to Toronto, the travel charges would usually be around $1500 depending on the size of the truck involved. On a return trip aligned with a scheduled delivery to Toronto, a moving customer could expect to save up to 40% off of the regular travel charge. This can result in substantial savings.

Example:
A small two bedroom apartment usually takes around 5 hours of labour to load to and from the moving truck. At an average rate of $100 per hour, $500 would be the labor portion of the moving cost. This size move would fit in the 18′ truck for which the travel charge would normally be around $1500 or so. On a regular move then, this customer could expect to pay $2000 to move their apartment. However, the customer is flexible on the moving date and books a crew to move them from Toronto to Ottawa on a return trip. The travel charge is reduced by around 40% which saves them $600 off the total cost of the move. They end up paying $1400 instead of $2000 to move their two bedroom apartment.

 

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I just wanted to thank you and your team for my apartment move of this past Friday and Saturday. The guys did an awesome job with the packing and transferring of my furniture and boxes, and just as great a job of relieving my stress! Everything went smoothly and I can’t thank you enough. I Read More…

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We chose 1st Rate movers not knowing much about them, but it turned out to be a good choice. We agreed to go with the hourly rate thinking that this way our belongings will be moved safely although it may cost us more. In fact we were wrong about the second part. Matt’s team made Read More…

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Just wanted to drop you a quick note to thank you and your guys, Aaron & Zach, on the move of our uncle today. Aaron & Zach were fabulous…punctual, efficient, professional, accommodating & friendly. Just super all around. You have a great team. We can’t thank you enough for helping us out.

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