By Julie DeLong, A-1 Freeman Moving Group
Updated Post from 7/17/2017
Moving long distances
is a confusing excursion for any one. Whatever the situation of the move, nerves are going to be on edge, excitement 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 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 have knowledge of in order for your move to be as easy as possible.
- Long distance costs more. Sadly, this is just a fact as the more mileage you travel, the more gas and time you’ll need. 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 appears to be something that would be identical regardless of 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. Be 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.
- Ensure your moving company is an interstate company. There are two terms which are extremely 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 can only move you in 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, be 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. Don’t permit] a cheaper, unlicensed mover to end up costing you more in the long run.
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 commence 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. Find out for yourself all the benefits that employing us can bring to your schedule and stress levels.
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