By Julie DeLong, A-1 Freeman Moving Group
Updated Post from 7/17/2017
Moving long distances
is a confusing excursion for any family. Whatever the details of the move, nerves are going to be on edge, excitement is going to be present your veins, and there’s going to be a bunch of packing to do. Thankfully, there are not a whole lot of dissimilarity between a long distance move and a local one other than the distance you drive. However, the discrepancies that are present are ones that you’ll need to know about in order for your move to be as easy as possible.
- Long distance is more expensive. Unfortunately, this is just a fact as the greater distance you travel, the more gas and time you’ll need. This applies to both DIY movers and moving companies the same. You’ll want to properly plan for the distance when budgeting your move.
- Packing the truck takes some extra care. Again, this feels like something that would be identical regardless of how far you’re traveling, but in reality it’s even more vital when it comes to long distance moves. The longer that you drive the higher the odds of hitting a bump in the road or turning a little too tight. Be sure that you’ve correctly packed the truck with all the heavy items on the bottom and you leave as little open space as possible.
- Be sure your moving company is an interstate company. There are two terms which are extremely easy to mix up in the moving industry: interstate moving and intrastate moving. If you’re moving long distance and want to hire a professional, you’ll need an INTERstate mover. INTRAstate is a moving company that can only move you in the same state. Make sure your moving company of choice falls into the right category!
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- When employing a long distance moving company, make sure they are properly licensed and registered. They should have an assigned USDOT number, have the proper amount of insurance for your move, and be registered with the FMCSA. Don’t permit] a cheaper, unlicensed moving company to end up costing you more in the end.
By putting in some research time before you hire a moving company, you will be ready for your long distance move
. If you discover that you need a little help with it, then you should begin by requesting an absolutely free long distance moving quote from the professionals right here at A-1 Freeman Moving Group. As a moving company, we pride ourselves in our ability to execute a smooth and seamless move no matter how long the distance is. See for yourself all the benefits that bringing us on can bring to your schedule and stress levels.
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