By Julie DeLong, A-1 Freeman Moving Group
Updated Post from 7/17/2017
Moving long distances
is a turbulent time for any one. Despite the details of the move, nerves are going to be on edge, 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 big number of contrast between a long distance move and a local one other than the distance you drive. However, the discrepancies that exist are ones that you’ll need to be aware of in order for your move to be as easy as possible.
- Long distance means higher cost. Sadly, 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 alike. 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 no matter 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 higher the odds of hitting a bump in the road or taking a turn 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 you can.
- 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 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, make 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. Don’t allow] a cheaper, unlicensed mover to end up costing you more in the end.
By putting in some research time before you hire a moving company, you will be all set for your long distance move
. If you realize that you need some assistance with it, then you can start 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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