By Julie DeLong, A-1 Freeman Moving Group
Updated Post from 7/17/2017
Moving long distances
is a chaotic time for any family. Regardless of the circumstances of the move, anxiety is running high, excitement is going to be flowing through your veins, and there’s going to be a ton of packing to do. 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 exist are ones that you’ll need to know about in order for your move to go as smooth as possible.
- Long distance means higher cost. Unfortunately, this is just a fact as the more mileage you travel, the more gas and time will be required. This goes for 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 the same regardless of how far you’re traveling, but in reality it’s even more critical 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 correctly stacked the truck with all the heavy items on the bottom and you leave as little open space as you can.
- Ensure your moving company is an interstate company. There are two terms which are exceedingly 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!
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- 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. Do not permit] a cheaper, unlicensed company to end up costing you more in the long run.
By putting in some research time before you hire a moving company, you’ll be all set for your long distance move
. If you find that you need a bit of assistance with it, then you should begin 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. Find out for yourself all the benefits that employing us can bring to your schedule and stress levels.
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