Weight Estimator

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Weight Estimator

We have a weight estimator you can view that will help you judge how much weight you have to move. It was designed for our Military customers, but we adapted it for you to use. You simply put the number of pieces of furniture you are shipping and the calulator adds the average amount of packing weight for the boxes you will have when you are ready to move. It simplifies your estimating by eliminating the need to list the number of boxes. It is important to note that this is simply a tool to do a preliminary analysis of your weight and does not eliminate the need for an in home survey to get a better estimate or your weight and move requirements. You must have MS Excel of Excel compatible program on your computer for the file to function properly. 

Click here to download the Weight Estimator in xls format.

Here are some averages you can use to help determine cubic footage needed to load a do it yourself shipment:

Full Containers - divide the total estimated weight by 7 to determine how many cubic feet the full container you will need.

Example: 3500 lbs divided by 7 = 500 cubic feet needed. It is important to note that you will probably require more space as the 7 lbs per cubic foot is for professionally loaded shipments. Most people will use more space than professional movers do because of the inexperience in loading containers.

Estimated weight in full containers:

* 20" holds 5,000 to 7,000 lbs.

* 40' Standard holds 10,000 to 12,000 lbs.

* 40' High Cube  holds about 12,000 to 15,000 lbs.

* 45' High Cube holds about 16,000 to 21,000 lbs.                  

Full containers are available in specific locations. 

Lift Vans - divide the estimated weight by 5 to determine the amount of cubic feet of liftvans. Divide that amount by 196 to determine how many liftvans you will need.

Example: 3,500 lbs. divided by 5 = 500 cubic feet. Then divide by 196. This equals 3 and 1/2 liftvans. You should request 4 liftvans as normal people will use more space than professional movers.

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Please provide us with as much information as you can and we will respond either today or the very next day. You can call us for immediate assistance at 1-877-784.2111 or email us at neena@premiervanlines.com.

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For a custom quote and get your questions answered, do call us at 877.784.2111 or shoot an email to Neena at neena@premiervanlines.com and obtain all the information you need to streamline your move as smoothly as possible. Additionallly, you can text your quote request at 619.465.0518 as we respond to phone calls, emails and texts either that day or the very next day.

*** Premier Van Lines International is a member of the American Trucking Associations (ATA) - ATA is the largest and most comprehensive national trade association for the trucking industry.


*** Premier Van Lines International is reinstating our Pro-Mover Designation. "The ProMover is a certification program that gives consumers an easy way to separate reputable, professional movers from “rogue operators.” The ProMover certification takes the worry and the hassle out of moving by helping consumers identify professional movers who have agreed to abide by high standards and by providing information and assistance with everything from finding a mover, to getting an estimate and packing tips, to understanding valuation and insurance."


*** Premier Van Lines International is also member of the California Moving and Storage Association (CMSA). This is an association representing licensed and insured movers operating in California who abide by CMSA's code of ethics.

Premier Van Lines International Mailing Address:
Attn: Richard Jensen
PO BOX 974
Spring Valley, California 91976
Office: 619.465.0518
Toll Free: 877.784.2111
Text: 619.465.0518

 Premier Van Lines International San Diego Corporate Office: 
Premier Van Lines International, Inc
270 East Douglas Avenue #82
El Cajon, CA 92020
Office: 619.465.0518
Fax: 619.460.6489
Toll Free: 877.784.2111

Premier Van Lines International is licensed, bonded & insured. 
FMC #: 024223 
US DOT #: 3662762 
MC #: 01266993 
FF (Freight Forwarder) #: 049742 
CA Corporation #: C3849674 
NVOCC (Non-Vessel Ocean Common Carrier) #: 019297NF 
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