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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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Satisfied Customers

“I am meticulous when it comes to everything. At first, I was thinking of just driving all the way to Illinois from New Jersey. A friend recommended me to go to A1 Auto Transport and told me a lot of good things about them. I refused initially because I had filed a 4 day leave just to drive and visit my mother. But things did not go well. My boss asked me to cancel my leave because a very important client asked for an urgent meeting, and the manager could not attend to it. I was hopeless and took the risk of asking help from A1. The notice was short and I forgot I needed to inform them in advance. After a couple of hours, I received a call and they told me they found a way to book me with no extra fees. I am so thankful I got to attend to my work matters. I did not get to see my mother, but the vehicle and items inside it were in perfect condition as if it was me who took care of it. I owe you guys big time! I got one huge deal from our client.”

“The plan was to ship my car from California to Utah. I went through nearly 20 quotes after using an auto shipping site which linked to a bunch of brokers. Finally, I found A1 Auto Transport, a company with its own trucks with great reviews. I was sold. Joe was very competent, gave off the impression he’d done this a million times, and it really showed throughout the transport. He listened to my request carefully, offered me several options, stayed in touch during the transport, and made sure I was happy with everything. Overall, a great company which I would definitely recommend to others!”

“I’m so glad I met you Joe!! A truly fortunate experience. Having to transport a car to Minnesota, I was stunned to see the company, who was supposed to take care of it, just vanish. I couldn’t reach them anymore, like they went bankrupt overnight. However, I was lucky enough to not pay anything, so I simply researched some more until I found A1 Auto Transport. Joe answered my call the first time and we soon agreed on a date and a quote. Unfortunately, I got caught up in work and forgot about it. The order was not confirmed, so Joe must’ve thought I changed my mind. I called him the next day and arranged for a new date. This time, I made a note on my phone and it went well. I replied to his email this time, and the driver arrived at a parking lot down the street on time, as promised. The driver was nice enough to not mention my previous mistake. He delivered my car in just 3 days. Upon careful inspection, there were no scratches or damage done to it during transport. Joe was there along with the driver and they both waited patiently until I was satisfied. Thanks!”

“A1 Auto is kind of like your favourite mom and pop pizza parlour, the one you can’t get enough of despite all the new, expensive avant-garde pizza shops that have mushroomed conspicuously across the entire neighbourhood and seem to have taken over the whole world...but not you. Because you value quality and genuine customer service, and know this business understands and works doubly hard to give you your money’s worth. I’ve been using A1 Auto Transport whenever I left California for business: they may not be the cheapest car transporters around, but the sheer professionalism, dedication, and heart they put into their work is just amazing and worth my every dime. I’m probably one of the most sceptical people you would ever meet. I’m rarely convinced when bombarded with dubious, self-congratulating ads of companies that look like they’ve spent tons of money on marketing materials just to lure your average guy in. A1 Auto Transport is the complete opposite of these companies. My car always arrived promptly on schedule, never with a hint of scratch or dirt or damage, and they keep me updated every step of the process. When you’ve found a company whose genuine care for their customers comes naturally, you stand by them no matter what. It’s the most logical thing to do.”

“A1 Auto Transport helped me move a vehicle to Iowa from Houston. I was a bit nervous, no knowing much about such services. Thanks to Joe, I was able to clear the fog a little. He answered all my questions and explained everything in a way that left no room for interpretation. The details were straightforward. I picked Sunday as the pickup date, since I wasn’t at work, and they accommodated me. The truck arrived an hour early, yet the driver patiently waited for me to arrive. He thoroughly checked my car for scratches or anything that might affect the transport then drove it onto the truck. I was given a 2 day time window during which the car was supposed to arrive in, and it got to Iowa in the evening of the first day. The trip didn’t damage it at all. Next time a friend wants to move, I’ll surely recommend A1 Auto Transport.”

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