5 Things You Need to Know About Long Distance Moving

This video will help you better understand what it means to be making a “Long Distance” move. Here are the 5 things you need to know:

  1. A move that crosses state lines, regardless of how far you’re moving, is considered a Long Distance move.
  2. A Long Distance move is usually charged based on the weight and volume being transported and the distance being traveled.
  3. Every Long Distance mover needs to be licensed by the FMCSA (Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration). Make sure your mover is too. You can find out if your mover is licensed by visiting ProtectYourMove.gov
  4. If your mover offers it, make sure your estimate is Binding. With a binding estimate you will never pay more than the estimated amount as long as your services don’t change. But in every case, your mover must give you a written estimate.
  5. Make sure you pack a suitcase with enough clothes and toiletries to last several weeks because there could be some waiting time in between the movers picking up your stuff and dropping everything off at your new home.

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