By Julie DeLong, A-1 Freeman Moving Group
Updated Post from 7/17/2017
Moving long distances
is a turbulent time for any one. Whatever the circumstances of the move, nerves are going to be on edge, enthusiasm is going to be flowing through your veins, and there’s going to be a ton of packing to get done. Thankfully, there are not a whole lot of differences between a long distance move and a local one other than the distance you drive. Still, the discrepancies that are present are ones that you’ll need to know about in order for your move to go as smooth as possible.
- Long distance costs more. Sadly, this is just a fact as the more mileage you travel, the more fuel and time you’ll need. 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 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 packed the truck with all the heavy items on the bottom and you leave as little open space as possible.
- Ensure your moving company is an interstate company. There are two terms which are exceedingly easy to confuse 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 has the right capabilities!
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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 permit] a cheaper, unlicensed moving company to end up costing you more in the long run.
With a little bit of research and some due diligence, you will be all set for your long distance move
. If you realize that you need a little help with it, then you should begin 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. Discover for yourself all the benefits that bringing us on can bring to your schedule and stress levels.
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