Plan for your Move with the Perfect 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 circumstances of the move, stress is elevated, enthusiasm is going to be working its way through your veins, and there’s going to be a large amount of packing to do. Thankfully, there are not a big number of dissimilarity between a long distance move and a local one other than the distance you drive. Still, the differences that exist are ones that you’ll need to have knowledge of in order for your move to be a good one.
  1. Long distance costs more. Unfortunately, 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 alike. You’ll want to properly plan for the distance when budgeting your move.

  2. 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 further that you drive the more chances you have at hitting a bump in the road or turning a little too tight. Be sure that you’ve properly stacked the truck with all the heavy items on the bottom and you leave as little open space as you can.

  3. 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 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 has the right capabilities!

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

  5. When employing 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. Do not allow] 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 well prepared for your long distance move. If you realize that you need a little help with it, then you can start 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. Find out for yourself all the benefits that employing us can bring to your schedule and stress levels. 
 

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