Plan for your Move with the Correct Long Distance Moving Company07/17/2017Moving long distances is a confusing time for any one. Regardless of the situation of the move, stress is elevated, excitement is going to be working its way through your veins, and there’s going to be a bunch of packing to get done. Thankfully, there are not a whole lot of contrast 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 be a good one. Long distance means higher cost. Unfortunately, this is just a fact as the further you travel, the more gas and time you’ll need. 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 appears to be something that would be identical regardless of how far you’re traveling, but in reality it’s even more critical 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 turning 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 possible. Ensure 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 can only move you in the same state. Make sure your moving company of choice has the right capabilities! When bringing onboard a long distance moving company, make 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 let a cheaper, unlicensed company end up costing you more in the long run. With a little bit of research and some due diligence, you’ll be all set for your long distance move. If you find that you need some help with it, then you can start 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.