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Different Types Of Moves

The logistics of your move increases exponentially with the distance you are moving. A simple cross-town move may seem like a stressful nightmare right now, but it’s nothing compared to the difficulties involved with moving to another nation. Whether you are moving next door or moving to Antarctica, each move can be broken down into specialized tasks according to distance. By understanding the type of your move and the complexities involved, you can plan a low-stress moving experience for you and your family. Local Any move with a distance under fifty miles is a local move. A short-distance move has…

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Different Types Of Moving Agents

Different Types Of Moving Agents In addition to the members of the crew actually packing and loading your household items, there are a few agents that you will deal with to organize the details of the move. These moving agents are important contact points for you, serving as your primary means for voicing concerns, inquiring about fees, and making any changes to the schedule of your move. While the agents may divide responsibilities slightly differently within different moving companies, generally they fall into the following categories: Booking Agent Your correspondence with the booking agent at your moving company will establish…

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Budgeting For Your Move

Budgeting Your Move: Know Your Moving Costs There is only so much you can do for free—especially when it comes to relocating to a new home. Budgeting is a key element in maintaining your sanity during a move. Knowing your moving costs will help you predict your expenses, providing security and stability in the face of a stressful, unpredictable time. Let’s take a look at some of the standard costs of a move. Packing Saving money during the packing stage is determined by how far ahead you’re able to plan. If you start early, go to grocery stores and ask…

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What Is The Federal Maritime Commission?

For years, Congress failed at attempts to create a federal agency to regulate transportation inside American territorial waters. After numerous legislative impasses, the Federal Maritime Commission came into being during the summer of 1961. The federal agency has gone through numerous transformations over the past fifty years. As of 2011, the Federal Maritime Commission (FMC) regulates waterborne foreign and domestic offshore commerce conducted in US waters. The Commissions ensures that U.S. international trade is open to all nations on fair and equitable terms and that each nation abides by American tariff and excise laws. The Recent expansion of FMC powers…

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The Two Most Popular Ways To Ship A Car

When you need to change geographical locations, there are several things to keep in mind. You not only have to figure out your own mode of transport, but also the transport of your personal effects and possibly your vehicle. There are several different ways that your car can be moved from point A to point B without an inordinate amount of stress on your behalf. One of the easiest ways to get your car moved is via an official vehicle transport service, which offers to load up your car on a tractor-trailer to move it to your desired destination, freeing…

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Moving Day Checklist

Moving to a new home is a huge project under any circumstances. Moving long distance brings with it even greater challenges, as you try to make sure that all of your furniture, belongings, pets, and vehicles make it to their destination safely and at about the same time. If you are unfamiliar with all of the details that require attention leading up to a successful moving day, the process can seem quite overwhelming. Moving is always exciting, but it does not have to be a chaotic rush against the clock on moving day. With a step by step approach to…

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What Are Freight Forwarders?

What They Are, And What They Do When you’re dealing with some heavy shipments, it’s almost a certainty that your smarts are in order when you enlist the service of a freight forwarder. They’re not behemoths designed to break the ice or bust up battleships. Their only purpose is to transport imports and exports back and forth from overseas port to port. A forwarder’s main function might surprise you: you’re looking at a representative for safe travel. In other words, if a company ever has issues or disputes with shipments, a freight forwarder handles them all. In addition, they can…

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Full Service Movers

Let the Experts Do the Work: Full Service Movers. Many individuals and families who relocate enlist the help of friends, family members, and neighbors to get the job done. Others hire a moving company to help with loading, transporting, and unloading their boxes and furniture. However, sometimes the best route is to work with a full service moving company. These companies send a crew of movers to your home, who put their experience to work packing all of your items safely, moving them to their destination, and unpacking them again. While full-service movers can be costly, they are very convenient,…

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Shipping Of Dangerous Goods

There may be various reasons why you need to transport dangerous goods during the transport of your vehicle. Perhaps you are moving the vehicle for work purposes and need to ship said materials at the same time, or perhaps you are using your vehicle to move personal effects of a hazardous nature that you can’t take with you on a plane or train. Whatever the reason, it helps to know the policy of the transport company with which you plan to work to understand the process of transporting dangerous goods during the process of moving your vehicle at the same…

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Understanding Auto Transport Insurance Requirements

When you need to get your car across a large geographical distance – and you don’t want to drive it – there are numerous considerations to be had. This includes thoughts about the company you want to use to ship it to the time frame needed for the car to arrive at your new destination. An additional consideration to keep in mind is that of auto shipping insurance. Just because you don’t have your car on the road, doesn’t mean you don’t need to consider coverage for the big trip. Like traditional forms of car insurance, there are certain requirements…

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How To Do Background Checks On Shipping Companies

Many manufacturing companies have an in-house shipping company. A major sign manufacturer may have a UPS Worldship system, a Fed-Ex shipping system, and many auto transport trucking companies that come in on a daily basis. But how did these companies come about choosing the specific carriers they have to transport their merchandise? The answer is, by a lot of research. When running a business, the shipping end is most important — and this is no different in the car shipping industry. The shipping department is the last department the merchandise goes through before going out the door, and then it…

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How To Choose The Right Company To Move Your Car

Thanks to online marketplaces, such as eBay, auto transporting has grown as an industry. However, at this stage, it remains highly unregulated. The following tips will help you choose the best company for your needs, taking care to be safe, secure, and sensible. Bids When considering a vehicle shipping company, get price quotes from a variety of companies before choosing. You can get quotes directly from a company’s website, or you can use websites that offer quotes from multiple companies at a time. Be sure to enter as much information about the shipment as you can provide: the more information,…

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Contributing Authors

Joe Webster

Joe WebsterJoe Webster began his journey in the auto transport field by attending the University of Southern California (USC), where he graduated with a Bachelor of Business Marketing. After college, he started his career in the…

Amanda Williams

Amanda WilliamsAmanda Williams is a mother, an author, and entrepreneur. Her pastimes include the San Diego Padres, anything and everything Disney related, reading for pleasure, running for fun, family trips to Sea World, the San Diego…

Neal Kearney

Neal KearneyGraduating from UCSC with a Bachelor's Degree in history, Neal has been an avid writer since childhood and loves writing about anything from automobiles or motorcycles to surfing. Neal has gotten quite a bit of…

Angela Caito

Angela CaitoAngela Caito wants to live in a world where love is prevalent, her children are happy, and her waist stays thin no matter how many Oreos she eats. She loves hiking, sailing, surfing, camping and…

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