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Coast to Coast Moving & Long Distance Relocation 

Moving from one part of town to another can be a decent amount of work, but shorter moves of this variety are the type that most people are happy to try to do themselves. When it comes to long distance moving, however, there are different things to take into consideration. The longer the move you’re making, the more likely that you’ll need some help and the more likely that the cost of hiring someone may be closer to what it would cost if you opted for the do-it-yourself method. 

When considering coast to coast moving costs, especially when weighing whether or not to hire professional movers, it’s important to consider the full scope of costs. Even if you were to rent a U-Haul and do the move yourself, the price can easily exceed that of hiring a moving company. Here’s how it breaks down:

  • Truck Rental - Renting a U-Haul or similar type of truck is not cheap. For a cross country move with a 20 foot truck, you can expect to pay upwards of $1,500 and at least another $300 for gas. There are also mileage limits that you’ll have to pay for if you exceed them.
  • Drive Time - Driving a large truck from coast to coast takes several days and you’ll have to factor in costs like hotel rooms, daily meals, and potential time missed from work. This can easily add several hundred dollars to your moving costs.
  • Insurance - When you move your belongings on your own, you have to absorb the cost of anything that’s damaged during the process. If you hire a moving company, insurance comes included in the price and anything damaged is covered if it’s the fault of the company doing the job.

If you add up all the potential costs, even for a do-it-yourself move across the country, you can see that can easily top $2,500 or more and require a good amount of your time and labor to get everything handled. Comparatively, it is possible that you can find an experienced and professional moving company that takes care of the heavy lifting, handles the driving, and provides insurance coverage in the same price range, all without you having to spend days on the road. 

A-1 Auto Transport provides nationwide relocation services to every state in the U.S. and consistently offers some of the lowest prices in the industry! Call us today at 888-509-3213 for a FREE price quote for any type of cross country household move and see the savings for yourself!

Steps To Take To Make Your Cross Country Move Easier

There are some steps you can take to make your move easier, even if it means transplanting your life to other side of the country. Follow these simple steps and you’ll ensure that nothing gets overlooked and that you are able to maximize efficiency and minimize stress. 

Plan Ahead - It goes without saying that planning ahead is immensely helpful when moving long distance. The more lead time you give yourself to prepare everything and get packed, the less loose ends you’ll have to tie up at the last minute. Having to scramble to pack up your last few items or clean up your previous residence is something you don’t want to leave for the last day.

Stay Organized - Another fairly obvious tip, but one that should be tended to carefully, is to stay organized. Make sure you have all the boxes, tape and other supplies you may need well in advance of your moving date (moving companies will usually have these available if needed). Labeling boxes and keeping things organized by room can be a tremendous time saver when loading and unloading, regardless of whether you’re the one doing it or you hire movers to do it for you. 

Transfer Records - If you’re moving to an entirely different part of the country, you will likely have to make some changes regarding basic day-to-day living. This could mean using a different bank, finding new medical providers, locating a new pharmacy, and of course, updating your address with all parties that require you to do so. You don’t want to do this too far ahead of time, but it helps if you have a plan in place to make the transition easier.

Coast To Coast Moving Resources

Tips For A Successful Move - A helpful moving guide from the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration. Many useful topics are covered here, from knowing your rights when moving to spotting fraudulent companies that you shouldn’t work with.

Moving Day Checklist - Make sure you don’t make any missteps when it comes to moving day with our handy checklist. Plenty of good advice is packed into this resource to help make your coast to coast move go smoothly. 

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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. 

With over 30 years experience in the industry, we've been helping people ship their vehicles, motorcycles, RV's, heavy equipment, household goods and more across the country or overseas without a hitch. Ask us anything.

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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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Cristine Benoit
I can safely say this is a legit company that will get the job done.

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.

David Osallo
We give A1 Auto Transport a big 10 out of 10!

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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