Frequently Asked Questions
S&P Network’s Marathon Moving Solutions is a moving and storage company that provides reliable, comprehensive transport and packaging services in Harrisburg, PA, and the surrounding areas. Below are some frequently asked questions you can read.
Q: Do you do long distance moves?
A: Yes! We are fully authorized/licensed(MC-68080) by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety administration to transport and provide service on household goods shipments from one State to another. We can also take you between points in Pennsylvania as well. (License/certificate A-8920601)
Q: Is wrapping my TV’s, large pictures just in bubble wrap okay?
A: The only way that these types of items will be 100% safe during transport, wether hundreds of miles away, or even just across town, is if they are appropriately packaged. Our professional assessment for these items is that bubble wrap and / or blanket wrapping them is simply not enough. Our intention is to treat 100% of your items appropriately 100% of the time. Our expert teams are committed to making sure these fragile and precious items arrive safely at your destination.
Q: Are you affiliated with any other companies or organizations?
We are a member of the Better Business bureau and currently hold an A+ rating. And not only are we members of the Pennsylvania state trade associations, but we are also AMSA members and partners with Move for Hunger.
Q: How do you charge for services?
A: All moves that are 40 miles or less with both the origin and destination being within the borders of the State of Pennsylvania are charged by the hour. That hourly rate is dependant on the number of crew members needed to safely and successfully complete that move. Any moves that are 41 miles or more, and the origin and destination is between points in Pennsylvania, must be charged by weight and mileage. For Interstate moves(State to State), The U.S DOT allows movers to charge either by weight and mileage(non-binding estimate) or a flat rate(binding estimate). We offer binding estimates on all Interstate moves. Please note that binding estimates are not allowed for long-distance moves(over 40 miles) between points within the borders of the State of Pennsylvania as per PA Public utility law see the information for shippers document.
Q: Do you have employees, or do you use temporary workers?
A: We have W-2 employees and carry workers’ compensation.
Q: If your Employees are injured while working in my home, am I responsible for their medical bills?
A: No. Our company carries workers compensation as required by law, and we are totally responsible for any work-related injuries to our moving team during the performance of their duties. We do not use day labor or casual workers.
Q: Are you insured?
A: Yes. When a moving company is a licensed Motor Carrier, this automatically means that they carry the necessary cargo and motor truck liability insurance. Having these insurances is one of the state and federal government’s primary enquiries when granting licensing to moving companies.
Q: Can you give guaranteed pricing?
A: On Interstate moves, yes we absolutely can and always do! On moves between points in Pennsylvania, the Public Utility Commission requires that local moves be charged primarily on an hourly rate basis, and moves going over 40 miles be billed primarily according to weight. We value your vote of confidence in our company with your hard-earned dollars. Therefore, we will estimate responsibly and with integrity. Our sales staff will go over time and cost scenarios for your move. There will be no surprises on your final bill with us.
5267 Simpson Ferry Road, Mechanicsburg PA 17050, USA
Monday - Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Saturday, 8:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Service by appointment only. For same day service, we may have crews available. Contact us for details.