Business movers at Republic explain what double drive time is and why moving companies charge it
Consumers looking for business movers or residential movers have probably seen the phrase “double drive time” on moving companies’ websites. Here is a short guide on what DDT is and why moving companies charge it.
What is DDT?
In short, the Double Drive Time law (DDT) passed by the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) requires all California moving companies to charge double the amount of time it takes to get from the origin point to the destination point. All moving companies and business movers in California must comply with this rule.
Why DDT Laws?
DDT laws are meant to protect consumers and keep moving companies honest. Double drive time keeps pricing transparent so consumers know exactly what they are paying. Before DDT laws, moving companies often charged on a “portal to portal” basis. Under this system, you are responsible for charges from the initial move from the origin to the destination and also for the charges of going back to the company’s warehouse. The problem is that the rates for these two trips could differ and consumers would not know how much they are being charged.
DDT laws make it so you know exactly how much you will be charged for both legs of the trip. The one-way trip amount is double as it is assumed it will take the same amount of time to get back to the origin point as it did to get to the destination. Anything outside of this double drive time rate will not be charged to the customer.
If you are looking for residential or business movers in the Chula Vista area, give Republic Moving & Storage a call at 619-317-0163. Our highly trained team of professional movers will provide the most efficient moving plan that fits your needs.