Your possessions will be spending quite a bit of time in the hands of your long distance moving company. That’s why you’re going to want the peace of mind knowing that you’ve chosen a reputable moving company for your long haul. Here are tips on what to look for in your search for a long distance mover.
Don’t underestimate the difficulty involved in a coordinating your long distance move.
Search for a reputable moving company that has plenty of experience executing long distance moves. Good customer service will be key in a long distance move. Be sure they have a move coordinator who will be assigned to you so that you have a reliable contact throughout your entire move. Be on the same page with your moving coordinator as far as logistics and detailed information on delivery dates and times. Find out if their long distance drivers are fully trained and experienced.
Ask about all the relocation services they offer.
Any well-planned long distance move can run into unexpected difficulties, whether due to mechanical or natural causes. You’ll want to know in advance what you can expect should your move run off-schedule for whatever reason. You may want to consider a long distance moving company that offers Internet based shipment tracking. Be sure to inquire about insurance for your possessions while on the road as well. Does your moving company offer short or long term storage in case you’re delayed access to your new home? Is your long distance moving company able to provide full service packing and unpacking for you?
Do your research.
You will want assurance that your possessions will be safe on the road. The US DOT (United States Department of Transportation) has an online searchable database that provides a basic summary of the quality of your mover. The information provided will include data about inspections performed and your carrier’s compliance with safety regulations (be aware of “Unsatisfactory” ratings and excessive accidents in this category). If your long distance move involves leaving the state, be sure they are qualified as “Interstate” movers and that they are able to carry “Household Goods”. If your moving company happens to be ISO 9001:2000 certified, that is extra assurance for you that they meet certain international standards of quality and reliability.
Ask us questions.
When you’ve done your homework and you’re ready to hit the road, contact All Points Moving & Storage with your questions. With over 60 years in the long distance moving business, we take great pride in our long-standing reputation on the road. We look forward to working closely with you on your next long distance move! Contact us today by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org call us at 1-866-421-9490.