California Double Drive Time Law

Explained:

Moving companies in California have to abide by the laws of the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC).

 

If the move is an "hourly move" moving companies are required to charge a double-drive time.
  
 For more explanation please refer to the household good booklet prepared by the CPUC. 

 

"‘the time used shall be the total of loading, unloading and double the driving time from point of origin to point of destination.’"

Why Charge Double-Drive Time?

The law's origin is to protect the customer.

 

This law compensates for the gas/milegae from and to the

warehouse, no extra charges need to be adminstrated in local moves.

Actual Law

 

1. In computing charges accruing under the hourly rates contained in Item 320, the time used shall be the total of loading, unloading and double the driving time from point of origin to point of destination, subject to EXCEPTIONS 1 through 3.

 

 

EXCEPTION 1 – When carrier is required to perform more than one trip between origin and destination, the time used shall be the total of loading and unloading time, to which will be added double driving time for the first trip from origin to destination and actual driving time for all additional trips between origin and destination for each motor vehicle furnished by carrier.

 

 

EXCEPTION 2 – When two or more shipments are transported on a unit of equipment at the same time, the time used shall be the total of loading and unloading time plus 25 minutes total driving time for each shipment.

 

 

EXCEPTION 3 – When split pickup, split delivery or split pickup and split delivery in combination is performed, the time used shall be computed in accordance with the provisions of Items 148, 152, or 156, respectively.

 

 

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