Backloading is a cost-effective way to move furniture interstate or cross country. You only pay for the space your goods occupy as opposed to booking the entire vehicle. This service works by incorporating your goods, and those of other customers, into delivery trucks during return trips. As such, your chances of landing a cheap backload removal service highly rests on the availability of a truck returning from your location and heading towards your consignment's destination. This means that securing a backload removal can be tricky. However, you can increase your chances of success by doing the following:
Apply for a backloading service early
When it comes to backloads, early preparation counts. Backload space is subject to availability and considering that only a number of trucks may be traversing through your route, this could mean limited opportunities. If demand for space is high, this could delay your removal indefinitely. You can, however, change the odds to your favour by booking space early; days or a few weeks in advance. This way, you will get high consideration whenever a backload opportunity arises.
Request alert notifications from several movers
Another way to ensure that you don't miss out on a backloading opportunity is by talking to several movers instead of just relying on one company. Ask to be notified if a backloading window opens up. This way, your chances of catching a break will be multiplied by several times. Whichever mover gets space first wins your business.
Deliver your goods to the mover in advance
Often, backloading space opens up within a moment's notice and is quickly snatched up. The mover may load his/her truck and realize that there is space to spare. Considering that the goods are ready to be moved, there is no time to ask a potential client to deliver their backload items. The mover will therefore load whatever extra items are around and fill the truck up. You can therefore take advantage of this by delivering your goods to the mover in advance. This way, if any space opens up, your items will be at hand to fill the truck.
Segment your goods to allow compartmentalization
Lastly, you can increase your chances of landing a backload by simply dividing your goods into several loads. This helps because the mover may not get the space needed to accommodate all your goods at a go. In most cases, backloads are ideal for light items. By dividing your goods in to several loads, therefore, your mover can transport them bit by bit instead of waiting for a larger space.
And that's how you can grab your backloading space and avoid delays. Of course, note that backloading is not always such hassle. You may just find that your mover has plenty of space to spare.