Long distance moving is the most complex type of relocation. Because it involves several different stages – pickup, storage (when necessary), cross-state transportation and delivery, it requires the careful touch of an experiences moving and relocation company. This Alpha Moving and Storage article offers some essential information that will help you make the right decision and transform your relocation experience into an easier one.

How Long Distance Moving Works

Long distance moving is done with a 50’ tractor trailer in which several shipments are combined. This helps both the consumer and the relocation companies in lowering expenses. In order to price the moves, relocation companies weigh the truck before and after it is loaded to determine the shipment weight. Alternatively, the actual space the shipment will take on the trailer is measured. In order to do that, movers use a basic charge unit, a price per pound or per cubic foot.

Receiving an Estimate for your Long Distance Move

Receiving an estimate for a long distance move is easier when you have an estimator come out to your house and provide you with a written quote. Make sure the quote you are receiving also includes all packing and packing materials charges, as well as fees for certificates of insurance, flights of stairs and so on.

Selecting your Long Distance Moving and Storage Company

Compare the basic charge units that all companies have offered you. The rate per pound or the rate per cubic foot should be mentioned on your written estimate. Before making your decision, be sure to compare not only the prices, but also the reputation of all companies you are considering.

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    We hired Alpha Moving and Storage for our recent move, and everything went very well. Preparatory work (scheduling, estimates) went very smoothly, and all … More my questions were answered quickly. Moving day was quick and efficient. The movers took lots of care with our belongings, and asked plenty of questions to make sure that everything was placed where we wanted it. Prices very reasonable. A+ service.


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