By Julie DeLong, A-1 Freeman Moving Group
Updated Post from 7/17/2017
Moving long distances
is a chaotic excursion for any one. Whatever the circumstances of the move, anxiety is running high, excitement is going to be working its way through 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. Still, the differences that are present are ones that you’ll need to have knowledge of in order for your move to be a good one.
- Long distance costs more. Sadly, this is just a fact as the further you travel, the more fuel and time you’ll need. This applies to 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 seems like something that would be the same regardless of how far you’re traveling, but in reality it’s even more important when it comes to long distance moves. The longer that you drive the higher the odds of hitting a bump in the road or taking a turn 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 possible.
- Be sure your moving company is an interstate company. There are two terms which are exceedingly easy to mix up 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 bringing onboard 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. Do not permit] 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 will be all set for your long distance move
. If you find that you need a little assistance 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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