By Julie DeLong, A-1 Freeman Moving Group
Updated Post from 7/17/2017
Moving long distances
is a turbulent time for any family. Regardless of the details of the move, anxiety is running high, enthusiasm is going to be working its way through your veins, and there’s going to be a bunch of packing to do. Thankfully, there are not a large amount of dissimilarity between a long distance move and a local one other than the distance you drive. However, the discrepancies that are present are ones that you’ll need to be aware of in order for your move to go as smooth as possible.
- Long distance is more expensive. Sadly, this is just a fact as the further you travel, the more fuel and time will be required. 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 seems like something that would be the same no matter how far you’re traveling, but in reality it’s even more vital when it comes to long distance moves. The longer that you drive the more chances you have at hitting a bump in the road or taking a turn a little too tight. Make sure that you’ve correctly packed the truck with all the heavy items on the bottom and you leave as little open space as you can.
- Make sure 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 want to hire a professional, 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 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 allow] a cheaper, unlicensed company to end up costing you more in the end.
By putting in some research time before you hire a moving company, you will be well prepared for your long distance move
. If you discover 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. Discover for yourself all the benefits that employing us can bring to your schedule and stress levels.
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