Plan for your Move with the Right 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 turbulent time for any one. Despite the circumstances of the move, anxiety is running high, enthusiasm is going to be flowing through your veins, and there’s going to be a large amount of packing to get done. 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 contrasts that exist are ones that you’ll need to be aware of in order for your move to be as easy as possible.
  1. Long distance costs more. Sadly, this is just a fact as the further you travel, the more fuel and time will be required. This goes for both DIY movers and moving companies alike. 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 the same regardless of how far you’re traveling, but in reality it’s even more important when it comes to long distance moves. The further that you drive the more chances you have at hitting a bump in the road or taking a turn a little too tight. Be sure that you’ve properly packed the truck with all the heavy items on the bottom and you leave as little open space as you can.

  3. Make sure your moving company is an interstate company. There are two terms which are exceedingly easy to mix up 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 only travels inside 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 employing a long distance moving company, make sure they’re 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.
With a little bit of research and some due diligence, you’ll be ready for your long distance move. If you realize that you need a bit of assistance with it, then you can start 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. See for yourself all the benefits that employing us can bring to your schedule and stress levels. 
 

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