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February 12 2024

How Is Double Driving Time Calculated for My Move in California?

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Double driving time, or DDT, is a factor that affects the billing process for local moves within California. Here's how it's typically calculated:

  1. Origin to Destination: The moving company measures the driving time from their office or the point of origin to your current residence (the starting point of the move).
  2. Destination to Origin: After completing the move and delivering your belongings to the new destination, the moving company calculates the driving time for the return trip from your new residence back to their office or the original starting point.
  3. Total Driving Time: The total driving time for the move is then determined by adding together the driving time from the origin to the destination and the driving time for the return trip from the destination to the origin.
  4. Double the Driving Time: To comply with California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) regulations, the moving company may charge you for double the driving time calculated in step 3. This accounts for the return trip of the moving truck to its original location after completing the move.

It's important to note that while double driving time may result in additional charges, reputable moving companies will clearly communicate this aspect of their pricing structure upfront during the quoting process. If you have any questions or concerns about double driving time or any other aspect of your move, don't hesitate to discuss them with your moving company for clarification. Clear communication ensures transparency and helps avoid surprises on moving day

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