By Julie DeLong, A-1 Freeman Moving Group
Updated Post from 7/17/2017
Moving long distances
is a confusing excursion for any one. Regardless of the reasoning of the move, anxiety is running high, is going to be present your veins, and there’s going to be a ton of packing to get done. Thankfully, there are not a large amount of differences between a long distance move and a local one other than the distance you drive. However, the contrasts that are present are ones that you’ll need to know about in order for your move to be a good one.
- Long distance costs more. Unfortunately, this is just a fact as the further you travel, the more fuel and time will be required. This applies to both DIY movers and moving companies alike. You’ll want to properly plan for the distance when budgeting your move.
- Packing the truck takes some extra care. Again, this seems 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 more chances you have at hitting a bump in the road or turning a little too tight. Make sure that you’ve correctly stacked 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 muddle 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 looking for a long distance moving company, be 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 allow] a cheaper, unlicensed company to end up costing you more in the end.
With a little bit of research and some due diligence, you’ll be all set for your long distance move
. If you discover that you need some assistance with it, then you can commence by obtaining 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. Discover for yourself all the benefits that hiring us can bring to your schedule and stress levels.
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