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Affordable Long Distance Moving Services

Affordable Long Distance Moving Services
Affordable Long Distance Moving Services

Affordable Long Distance Moving Services | A-1 Auto Transport

Finding an affordable long distance moving company can seem challenging at first glance, but there are some steps you can take to ensure that you not only find a reputable moving company, but save some money along the way. If you’ve done a cursory look online at your moving options, you’ll see that there’s no shortage of companies in your city, state, and across that U.S. that are eager to provide customers with any number of moving services. In the paragraphs below, you’ll find information about what goes into the cost of moving, how to search for a good long distance moving company, and the best ways to save money when you move. 

The first step in finding a long distance mover that is right for you is determining what services you need. This includes things like where you’re moving to or from, how much furniture and belongings you need, what your prices range is, and how many movers you’ll need to help you with the job. There are several options when hiring long distance movers that run the gamut from full-service movers that handle every aspect of the job, to simply hiring a company to load and deliver your household goods. 

Calculating the Cost of Moving Services

Long distance moving can refer to anything from moving across the state to moving across the country. That being the case, the expected costs can vary widely, based mainly on how far you’re moving. If you’re moving from one part of the state to another, costs tend to range from $1,000 to $2,000, but those costs get gradually higher as you increase the distance. The cost of hiring long distance movers to relocate to another state can range anywhere from $2,000 to $5,000 and up. Naturally, moving all the way across the country, or coast to coast, is on the higher end, while moving to a neighboring state falls into the more affordable price bracket. 

While moving distance is definitely one of the primary factors in determining the cost of your move, the other major consideration is the weight of what you’re moving. This can be loosely described as “how much stuff” you need moved, but again, if the items you’re moving are heavier—such as a an oak dining table—then that will increase the cost of your move. Taken together, the distance, amount, and weight of the items you’re moving will be the main things that influence the total cost you can expect to pay. 

Aside from the basic moving costs mentioned above, there are sometimes additional services you can opt for that will also increase the cost. Some of the more common services that customers choose include the following:

  • Moving supplies and equipment
  • Additional labor & moving help
  • Furniture disassembly and reassembly
  • White glove moving services
  • Oversize items like pianos & pool tables
  • Short term storage
  • Additional insurance coverage
  • Rush jobs and last minute moves

A-1 Auto Transport is a professional long distance moving company with more than two decades of experience in relocating businesses, individuals, and families to every corner of the U.S. We can accommodate any moving request to any city in the nation and offer some of the most competitive pricing in the industry! Call us today at 888-509-3213 if you would like a FREE cost estimate today, or if you have any questions about the process and cost of moving! All estimates are FREE of charge and require no obligation on your part!

Finding the Right Moving Company

There’s no secret formula for finding the right mover for what you need, but there are some basic things you should keep in mind during your search. Obviously, cost is a major factor for anyone moving, but that should not be the only determining factor you use when choosing a mover. For example, when you’re moving long distance, you ideally want to find a moving company that operates both in the area you’re moving from and the area you’re moving to. The reason for this is simple: it’s easier to contact and make arrangements with a mover if they have a physical office location in the areas you need their help. Along the same lines, it’s much easier to arrange last minute changes with a mover in your area should you unexpectedly need extra supplies or storage facilities in a specific city or region. 

Saving Money When Moving

Saving money when you hire a moving company is always nice, but be cautious of companies that offer pricing that is significantly lower than others in the same market. The unfortunate reality is that there are some moving companies that are not as reputable as others and will provide a “lowball offer” to get your business, only to hike the price once your furniture is loaded, or simply tack on additional fees that were not outlined in the initial moving agreement. The best way to avoid this scenario is to work with an established long distance or nationwide mover that has been in the industry for several years and has an established name.

Long Distance Moving Resources

Moving Tips - You’ll find tons of articles on the web that offer moving tips and advice, but this one is among the most thorough out there. It’s best to err on the side of caution when moving your personal belongings and the more information you have, the better.

Moving Insurance - The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has helpful information about insurance, as well as other topics, that you should review before hiring a mover. This page covers that various levels of insurance available when moving. 

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Joe 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 auto transport industry from the bottom up and has done virtually every job there is to do at A-1 Auto Transport, including but not limited to: Truck Driver, Dispatch, Sales, PR, Bookkeeping, Transport Planner, Transport Manager, International Transport Manager, Brokering, Customer Service, and Marketing. Working with his mentor Tony Taylor, Joe Webster has learned the ins and outs of this industry which is largely misunderstood. 

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Mylene Rutllant
It’s my number one pick in auto shipping to this day.

Due to the nature of my work, I must relocate every couple of years to where my company needs me. Because of this, I’ve tested several moving and auto transport companies over the years.

And my choice in terms of auto transport has to be A1 Auto Transport. It’s in the name, but also in the quality with which they do their jobs. I’ve never had a problem with this company.

The only time my shipment was delayed was during winter when a snowstorm closed down all the major roads. And they still found an alternative and got my car delivered before roads got unstuck.

When I moved to West Virginia, they picked up my car the very day I called them. I like to think they take special care of me considering all the business I’ve sent them. I’ll continue to support A1 Auto Transport. It’s my number one pick in auto shipping to this day.

Luis Rodriguez
You have my full support and recommendation!

I considered selling my car when I moved to Washington. It was old and rusty, but I grew attached to it. So, I called a couple companies to transport it to my new home, but they both fell through.

The first one couldn’t decide on a schedule. He would constantly change the pickup date till I got frustrated and canceled. The second was insufferable, very rude on the phone, even worse in person.

They started picking a part my car asking me why I still have it. If that’s their opinion of my vehicle, how can I trust they’ll take care of it? If something happened midway, why wouldn’t they just blame it on the car instead of paying up?

So, I cancelled this company as well and turned to A1 Auto Transport. From the get go, they were very different from my past options. Their website was very professional and up to date, full of useful information. I requested a quote using their online form, and I got an email response within an hour. Surprisingly fast!

If I didn’t know any better, I would’ve thought they were lacking customers, but the email spoke for itself. In just one email, everything I needed to know was there, including a contact number I could use to get more information or confirm the transport.

I called and got things rolling. I was very pleased with the driver. He followed standard procedure and represented his company well. Can’t remember his name, but props to him!

The car arrived in Washington 6 days later in excellent condition. From what I understand, the transport was delayed a bit by a storm, but since the time window was 4-6 days from the beginning, I don’t really care. You have my full support and recommendation!

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There are a lot of options for auto transport these days, which surprisingly makes it harder to find a good company. I received more than 10 offers to ship my car, but I couldn’t decide on any of them.

After doing some research, I got even more worried reading about all the scams and accidents that can happen. But, I have work to do and couldn’t afford to drive my newly purchased Mini Cooper all the way to Virginia.

Fortunately, I made the right choice with A1 Auto Transport. They are very good at their jobs. I spent more than an hour drilling Joe with various questions, and he never once lost his patience. He saw I was interested, so he bore with me until I was satisfied. The driver was also very courteous and my car was intact on arrival. I couldn’t have asked for more.

By the way, the price we first agreed on stayed the same. There were no delays or unexpected “surprises.” I can safely say this is a legit company that will get the job done.

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We give A1 Auto Transport a big 10 out of 10! We chose them to move our car from California to Vermont, since we needed professionals.

We were abroad during the transport, so the transport was a bit tricky. The driver had to pick it up from storage on short notice and get it to its destination within at most 10 days. I was happy to note it arrived sooner. We got it 3 days early, right when we got home to pick it up. It made getting around way easier. Awesome service!

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