Long Distance & Interstate Moving
Serving all 48 continental United States
Choosing the right company
Long distance interstate moving presents challenges for both customer and moving company, which is why it’s so important to choose the right people to help you with your relocation. Make sure you understand the details of your contract, what’s included, and what’s not included. Interstate moving is federally regulated and you should know your rights and the movers’ responsibilities. Check out www.protectyourmove.gov. It’s a website created by the federal government that includes all sorts of information you will need to know when selecting a moving company. From that site you can look up your prospective movers histories and current status. All you need is their USDOT number. Ours can be found at the bottom of this website.
It’s also important to choose a company based on their reputation. There are numerous review sites online (yelp, citysearch, angies list, bing, google, etc.) as well as MovingScam.com which chronicles people’s bad experiences with movers. A lot can be learned about what not to do and what sorts of companies to look out for.
Price is always important. However, it is vital to remember that just because the price seems right that doesn’t mean that the cost of the collateral damage from a bad experience won’t be more in the end.
How we’re different
There are many different ways to get your goods from point A to point B. You can find 10 different companies and you’ll find 10 different ways of going about it. Here’s how we do it:
People: We send the same workers to load your goods, to drive the truck, and to deliver your goods. We think moving is about the personal touch of having one project manager that is there for you the whole way through from start to finish. You’re busy making big changes in your life, you don’t have time for a brand new set of faces at every turn. Many moving companies will load with one group, another worker will drive, and then they’ll hire a new group of workers to unload at the delivery. This is of course a very economical way of going about it, but very impersonal.
Solo Loads: Money can be made by loading multiple families goods onto a single tractor trailer and dropping them off one by one, but that’s not how we do it. We offer single-load service to all our customers and it is our default way of doing business. This eliminates confusion, contamination and damages by limiting exposure.
Direct Routes: We put YOUR goods on OUR truck and drive them to your new home. It sounds simple right? Well it is. That’s the idea. We don’t take your stuff to a warehouse, we don’t take it to a hub and put it on a different truck and then switch it again. This has a couple benefiets. You know where your goods are, you know who has your goods, and to a much more accurate degree, you know when your goods are going to arrive.
How to compare our quote with others
Make sure you’re comparing apples-to-apples. Are the other companies going to transfer your goods from truck to warehouse to truck? How many different people you’ve never met before are going to be handling your belongings? How many other loads are going to be combined with yours on the truck(s)? Are the same workers going to be unloading your goods that loaded them? What if the truck can’t make it down your side-street?
It’s important to remember that quite often there’s a reason one quote may be cheaper than another. Check it out and make sure you’re going to get the service you think you’re paying for. There are many different options for moving; we’re just one of them. You may find a lower cost option suits you fine, or perhaps you might like the peace of mind that comes with doing it our way.
Give us a call, email, or submit your info here to set up a time for an onsite estimate if your load is in the greater Boston area. An onsite estimate is the best way to ensure that things go smoothly and that you get the right price. If you’re moving to the Boston area and need a quote, we’ll need to take an inventory over the phone and ask you some other questions so we can understand your move and create a plan that will be successful.