Long distance moving requires a professional, experienced and skillful relocation service provider. Using an inexperienced or ill-equipped mover will result in uncomfortable outcome, damages and an inflated price. This Alpha Moving and Storage article provides some essential information about long distance moving, information that will help you in making an educated decision and experiencing a better move.

How Are Long Distance Moves Priced

Long distance moving is done with 50’ tractor trailers. Most shipments are not large enough to fill a trailer and therefore, to make the move more profitable for movers and more affordable for customers, several shipments are combined. The basic charge unit most movers use is a rate per pound or a rate per cubic foot. With weight charges, the truck is weighed before and after it is loaded in a certified weight station. With space charges, the movers measure the exact amount of space that your goods will take on the truck.

Storage for Long Distance Moving  

Some movers, Alpha Moving included, offer up to one month of free storage in their own storage facility. If you require storage for your long distance move, it is recommended to use only a company that has its own storage facility. You could pay a visit to the moving company’s storage facility to inspect it for yourself and make sure it is suitable for your needs.

Selecting your Long Distance Relocation Company

Before selecting your moving company to compare the basic charge units and check the reputation of each moving company. It is also recommended to have the company send an agent to your house to inspect your goods and provide you with an on-location written estimate.

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  • Avatar katie cosgrove ★★★★★ 2 weeks ago
    The quote process was very thorough and transparent. Alpha followed up to see if we had any questions prior to booking as well as called to confirm the … More moving date and time prior to the move. They showed up on time, were extremely careful and wrapped the furniture very well. The movers were hardworking - it was a long, hot day but they were pleasant throughout. Would highly recommend.
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    Alpha Moving & Storage did a great job helping me move. Very professional and easy to work with. Detailed estimate let me know what to expect for … More pricing. They worked with my Building Management company to get all the details about the move ironed out so I didn't have to worry. The movers were fast, friendly and very careful with my things. Alpha Moving was the best choice for my move. I would definitely use them again!
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    We spoke to several moving companies but Alpha was the only one who could confirm our highly desirable end of month date on short notice. They delivered … More an accurate flat rate and everything went smoothly on our move day. Our 4 person crew was personable, professional and very hard working and I will highly recommend this company in the future.


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