Get Ready for your Move with the Correct Long Distance Moving Company

By Julie DeLong, A-1 Freeman Moving Group
 
Updated Post from 7/17/2017 
 
Moving - Long Distance MovingMoving long distances is a confusing excursion for any one. Regardless of the reasoning of the move, stress is elevated, is going to be present your veins, and there’s going to be a large amount of packing to do. Thankfully, there are not a whole lot of contrast 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.
  1. Long distance is more expensive. Sadly, this is just a fact as the more mileage you travel, the more fuel and time you’ll need. This goes for both DIY movers and moving companies the same. You’ll want to properly plan for the distance when budgeting your move.

  2. Packing the truck takes some extra care. Again, this seems like something that would be identical no matter how far you’re traveling, but in reality it’s even more vital when it comes to long distance moves. The further that you drive the higher the odds of hitting a bump in the road or taking a turn a little too tight. Make sure that you’ve properly packed the truck with all the heavy items on the bottom and you leave as little open space as possible.

  3. Be sure your moving company is an interstate company. There are two terms which are very easy to muddle in the moving industry: interstate moving and intrastate moving. If you’re moving long distance and need some professional help, 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!

  4. Still confused on INTERstate vs INTRAstate moving? Click HERE to check our our handy infographic!!

  5. When hiring a long distance moving company, be 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. Do not allow] a cheaper, unlicensed company to end up costing you more in the end.
By putting in some research time before you hire a moving company, you’ll be ready for your long distance move. If you realize that you need a little assistance with it, then you should begin by getting 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. Find out for yourself all the benefits that bringing us on can bring to your schedule and stress levels. 
 

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