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Here's What You Need to Know About Long Distance Moving Companies

Every Long Distance move has one thing in common - they all start in one state and end in another state. Also known as Interstate moves, Long Distance moves don't necessarily have to travel long distances. Even if your move is only going 15 miles away but also crosses state lines, it would still be considered a Long Distance move. Another important thing to remember is that even if you are moving locally, but your mover needs to cross state lines, your move will still fall under the jurisdiction of a Long Distance move. Knowing when your move is considered "long distance" is an important first step in the moving process. Check out our guide on the differences between Interstate (Long Distance) and Intrastate (Local) moves.
Long Distance moving companies need to obtain a license from the FMCSA (Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration). This is a federally governed regulatory body that oversees the moving and trucking industries and sets the standards and laws that every Long Distance mover needs to abide by. 123Movers only works with Long Distance moving companies that have an FMCSA license, but you as the consumer should double check the licensing status of any mover you are considering to hire. Even if a mover has a proper license and is fully insured, it doesn't mean they have a perfect performance record. You can check the reputation of a Long Distance mover on various review sites across the web (like Yelp), and you can also check the accident and complaint reports of any licensed Long Distance mover on the USDOT website.
Typically, but not always, Long Distance moves will be more expensive than Local moves. When you receive estimates from moving companies you may be tempted to use whoever is cheapest. But be careful you don't get "lowballed" and potentially risk having your costs go up by the end of the move. If the price seems to good to be true, it very well may be. Do your research on whatever company you chose, and for added protection, make sure you get a binding moving estimate from your moving company. With a binding estimate you're guaranteed that your costs will not exceed a certain amount, regardless of the scenario. This can protect you from "hidden" costs that you didn't plan for. Also, consider if you want your moving company to pack for you or if you want to pack yourself - this could have a large impact on the rate you are offered.
While you might be tempted to pack up that rental truck and move yourself, for a typical Long Distance move it pays to let the professionals do it for you. They can pack, load, drive and unpack so you can focus on the other aspects of your move. They will even disassemble and reassemble furniture for you. You might save some money by moving yourself, but ultimately you will save yourself from a major headache if you hire a professional, qualified, and licensed Long Distance moving company. Moving can be back breaking work, so if you can afford it, it is always preferable to hire a trained professional to take on the burden.