10 Feb

Finding the Right Long Distance Moving Company

  • By: Doug MAUSHARDT
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Hiring a Long Distance Cross Country Mover

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Finding the right mover for your cross country move needs to be based on more than just price. You need to take into consideration the local moving company and the actual van line that will be transporting your goods as well as the local agent that you will be doing business with.

The first thing you will want to do is make sure that you are working directly with an agent of a long distance moving company and not a broker. Learn more about out long-distance services.

A moving broker is definitely not a mover. Brokers do not have the operational and logistic capabilities moving companies have. They do not have moving trucks, professional movers, proper moving equipment, and in a lot of cases not much moving experience. Moving brokers are sales teams that book your move and sell it to an actual moving company.

When you are in need of a San Diego Long Distance Mover, we are the ones you want. We can make scheduling a long distance move as simple as possible. As a San Diego Long Distance moving company, we are dedicated to making sure you have a good experience from beginning to end.

An agent is an authorized representative of the van line in your area. They will handle any local services you may need such as packing and the paperwork. Depending on the area in which you live you can have several agents for a van line in your area. Their pricing is going to be basically the same. Long Distance Moving agents act as your personal moving consultant. They coordinate all aspects of a move, work with the van line and with the agent at destination, and remain the point of contact throughout the relocation process.The difference comes in the about of customer service you will receive from these agents.

Ask Questions

Get at least three estimates from three different van lines. Be prepared with questions when the estimator visits your home and do not be afraid to ask for the answer in writing. You goal is to get enough information to make an educated decision and to make sure you are comparing “apples to apples.”

Once you have your written estimates, you cannot just look at the bottom line price; you need to compare each item you are being charged for an see where the differences really lie. Also, compare the weights and services being offered. The key factor in creating an estimate for your long distance cross country move is weight and distance. If your estimates have a huge variance in weight, you will have a huge difference in price. Make sure your estimates include the same services so you can get an realistic evaluation of your move costs.

Do Your Homework.

Check out the reputation of the van line itself. Checking with your local Better Business Bureau is not enough. National van lines have agents in nearly every state and many in other countries. You can find this information at ProtectYourMove.gov. You can use the search tool to make sure your mover is properly registered with the U.S Department of Transportation.

The above site will also allow you to see how many trucks the van line has available to transport your goods. You ask, why is this important? The more trucks they have the better their ability to transport your goods to your new home. A fleet of 10-20 trucks versus a fleet of 150-200 trucks is a huge difference in the type of service you are going to get.

We were once a Wheaton World Wide Mover. Because we wanted to keep our branding and overall control of the operation, we partnered with National Van Lines, another leader in the long distance moving industry. National allowed us to keep our branding we’ve been moving customers in and out of California since!

Ask your local mover how long they have been associated with the van line. This longevity with one van line shows that we have confidence in the quality service they provide to our long distance moving customers.

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