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How Early Should You Have A Mover Locked In?

How Early Should You Have A Mover Locked In?
How Early Should You Have A Mover Locked In?

Know How Early Should You Have A Mover Locked In

Several factors will come into play when it comes to the right time to bring in the services of a mover. One of the most important is your targeted moving day. Time is of the essence when you’re moving, both to get out of your current home on the agreed upon date, as well as to get settled and comfortable in your new home. The further you’re moving, the earlier you should try to lock in a date with your movers. 

As a general rule, it’s best to try and lock in a local moving company a couple weeks out from your moving date. You can still find a mover if you wait closer to the move out date, but you may not have as many options when it comes to time of day or certain moving services. The sooner you start the process of looking for a mover, the better the chance you’ll have coordinating everything on your terms and provide yourself more time to focus on the other aspects of moving. 

For long distance and international moving, it’s recommended that you start assessing your moving options even earlier. A month from moving day is a good target for long distance or cross country moving, but you should extend that timeframe by a few weeks if you’re moving overseas. The simple fact of the matter is that there are more logistical aspects to deal with when moving to another country, from standard moving issues to required paperwork, both from the movers and yourself. 

A-1 Auto Transport has been a professional local and long distance moving company for more than 25 years! With flexible moving options and expert care, we’re here to help with any move, not matter how big, how small, now near, or how far! Call us today at 888-509-3213 for a FREE, no obligation price quote for all your moving needs!

Here are some of the most important considerations to keep in mind when determining how early to book a moving company. 

Moving timeframe

Timing is important when you’re putting together a moving plan and it should be your primary focus when thinking about how early to book a moving company. There’s obvious advantages to getting a mover locked in early, but one that you shouldn’t overlook is that prices tend to be cheaper when you implement some advanced planning. This is doubly true if you need any additional or specialty services like car shipping, short-term storage, and oversize items that may require special equipment. 

The destination

Moving internationally requires some detailed preparation. You’ll have to deal with certain paperwork, the gathering of appropriate travel and residency documents, as well as all the other things like transferring banks, bills, and medical records. A professional moving company will not only be able to handle their end of the moving requirements, but also should be able to point you in the direction to help you resolve any others issues related to moving to a new country.

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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.

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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.

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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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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
CSI Logistics
435 Division Street
Elizabeth, NJ 07201
FMC 22206
Intl Cargo
45 Campus drive
Edison, NJ 08837
NO. 17858N
ShipYourCarNow LLC
1160 South Rogers Circle Suite 1
Boca Raton, FL 33487
NO. 025646
Merco Air & Ocean Cargo, Inc.
6 Fir Way
Cooper City, FL 33026
NO. 021869F
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