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 situation of the move, anxiety is running high, enthusiasm is going to be present your veins, and there’s going to be a large amount of packing to get done. Thankfully, there are not a big number of contrast between a long distance move and a local one other than the distance you drive. Still, the differences that exist are ones that you’ll need to be aware of in order for your move to be a good one.
- Long distance is more expensive. Unfortunately, this is just a fact as the further you travel, the more fuel 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 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 longer 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.
- Make sure your moving company is an interstate company. There are two terms which are extremely easy to muddle 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 looking for 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 company to end up costing you more in the long run.
With a little bit of research and some due diligence, you will be well prepared for your long distance move
. If you find that you need a bit of assistance with it, then you can commence 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 hiring us can bring to your schedule and stress levels.
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