Movers often charge a "rate per mile", and other potential costs could include tolls or fuel charges. For example, a fully loaded 26-foot rental truck is likely to get no more than 7 to 8 miles per gallon, while an empty 10-foot truck will get closer to 12 to 15 MPG. Rental moving trucks typically average 8 to 12 miles per gallon, depending on the size of the truck and whether it is full or empty of household goods. If you are planning a long distance move of more than 400 miles, you will need to choose a type of service for the trip.
Okay, now let's look at what moving costs are like if your trip is more than 100 miles, including moving to another state. For example, if it is a long distance move from New York to California, the rental truck rate will probably include about 3,200 miles of driving and 6-8 days of rental. The cost of an interstate or long distance move is determined by the weight of the shipment, mileage between origin and destination, and labour costs.