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Different Types Of Moves

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  1. Local
  2. Long Distance
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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 tremendous advantages, especially when it comes to cost. You may be able to forego the expense of movers and even a moving truck, allowing you to do the work yourself. As you move, try and score a gap between your move-out date (the date you need to be out of your old place) and your move-in date (the date you’re permitted to move into the new one). You can use that time to your advantage, moving in piece by piece, allowing yourself time to get the move done right. You can especially appreciate the extra time you have to clean up your old home and get that deposit back a hefty addition to your moving budget.

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Long Distance

Long distance or interstate moves will more than likely require a moving company. While the risk of mishandled items and moving scams goes up, it’s easier to verify moving companies. It’s easy to check and see if a company has an interstate moving license on the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Association website. Just request the US DOT and MC number from a moving company while you’re on the phone with them and verify it on the FMSCA website.

International

An international move requires exceptional preparation and care. Utilities, doctors, creditors, and other organizations need to be notified. Tariff and customs laws need to be taken into account. Consolidating your possessions getting rid of everything you don’t need becomes vitally important in order to cut costs. The moving date should be set months in advance at least three months. The expense of an international move is often quite prohibitive. It may be difficult to verify the reputation of an out-of-country moving company. Whatever the situation, it’s vitally important to start preparing for an international move as early as possible ideally, at six months early.

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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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Trans Global Auto Logistics, Inc.
3401 E Randol Mill Rd
Arlington, TX 76011
NO. 018191NF
CFR Rinkens
15501 Texaco Avenue
Paramount, CA 90723
NO. 013055NF
ABC Worldwide LLC
2840 NW 2nd Ave #105
Boca Raton, FL 33431
NO. 025472F
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435 Division Street
Elizabeth, NJ 07201
FMC 22206
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45 Campus drive
Edison, NJ 08837
NO. 17858N
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1160 South Rogers Circle Suite 1
Boca Raton, FL 33487
NO. 025646
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