how to choose long distance movers

How to Choose Long Distance Movers

What to look for when choosing your
long distance moving provider.

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How to Choose Long Distance Movers

Moving is one of the most detailed and complex undertakings you will ever experience, especially if you are going to be moving long distance. The process of packing up every single item you own, from the smallest kitchen utensil to the largest piece of furniture and seeing that it is delivered safely, in one piece, to your destination hundreds of miles away can be a daunting and intimidating one at best. It helps if you know who to go to for assistance, and this is where your long distance moving provider comes in.

Long distance moving is a bit different from a local move, and you need to find a moving company that is familiar with the starting and ending locations, as well as one with the necessary experience in performing jobs exactly like this.

Not sure which long distance moving company to choose? Learn a few good tips on how to choose great long distance movers.For starters, make sure that the moving company you choose is properly licensed and registered, and you can do this through the gathering of company DOT numbers and visiting the Federal Motor Carrier Safety website at Check their record and see if there have been any safety violations. You should only consider and work with movers that have been licensed, and then, pick only those with solid histories.

Run a check on your potential mover through the Better Business Bureau, checking not only their rating but any reviews that may have been left by other clients. Many reputable movers will also be members of moving industry associations such as the American Moving and Storage Association.

Make sure that you have the option of moving insurance, and that such insurance is valid in both the starting and ending locations. All of your belongings should be insured against theft and damage for the duration of their trip to your new home.

You will also want to get estimates from at least three different moving companies, seeing what options are included with each fee and determining which one offers the most value for your money. You want a long distance mover that provides the services you need for a reasonable price. Don't be afraid to ask questions if there is something that you do not understand like the Promover Program. A reputable moving company will be glad to answer any queries you may have.

Storage Locations

Los Angeles
5698 Bandini Blvd B.
Bell, CA 90201
P: 888-680-7200 Ext. 102
San Francisco
745 85th Ave
Suite L. Oakland, CA 94621
P: 888-680-7200 Ext. 135
New York
210 Meadowlands Pkwy d,
Secaucus, NJ 07094
P: 888-680-7200 Ext. 131

Business Hours(PST)

Monday: 8am - 4pm
Tuesday: 8am - 4pm
Wednesday: 8am - 4pm
Thursday: 8am - 4pm
Friday: 8am - 4pm
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed
Shannon L.
Shannon L.
Jan 5, 2024

Movers who packed my things up in NY were great. I was also very impressed with how clear everything was, how fast the move coordinator Eric was with getting back to me. Read more testimonials

Danielle Francisco
Feb 11, 2024

Terrific experience with Andres and his team. They were quick, efficient and very knowledgeable. Read more testimonials

Ria B.
Ria B.
Jan 10, 2024

Everything went smoothly with CA-NY Express Movers. They packed up my apt in NYC in no time, put it into storage for me while we found our new house. Read more testimonials

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