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How Moving Insurance Works

How Moving Insurance Works
How Moving Insurance Works

Know How Moving Insurance Works

If there is one thing that is certain as we go about our daily activities, it is that we are faced with many uncertainties. Many individuals opt to have insurance cover for what matters most to them. This should also apply when you are making a long distance move. You might be having some valuable possessions that may be exposed to risks such as loss or breakage while making your move. These need to be covered. Credible movers like A1 Auto Transport provide moving insurance, as required by law.

What is moving insurance?

Moving insurance is something that most movers are not fully familiar with. Some may ask the moving company if they provide insurance but fail to clarify the type of insurance they have and its coverage.

Moving insurance is a policy offered by moving companies for any loss or damage that may happen while goods or valuables are in transit. The cover may be determined by the value of the damaged goods or by its weight.

Types of moving insurance

There are two types of moving insurance coverage:

  • Released value protection: This is an insurance coverage that is generally the less expensive type. With this cover, 60 cents are paid for every pound of a valuable that is damaged or lost while in-transit.
  • Full-value protection: Under this type of insurance cover, the moving company has 3 options when a valuable gets lost or damaged. They are expected to: Pay for it, repair it or replace it.

A-1 Auto Transport can help you move your household goods nationwide. Call 888-509-3213 to get a free, no obligation to buy price quote on interstate moving services.

How moving insurance works

Moving insurance works differently depending on your current situation.

Homeowners insurance

In case you have homeowners insurance cover that is in effect during the period in which you are making the move, your property will be insured against any risks that may occur while they are in the possession of the moving company. However, such an insurance cover is limited to cater to catastrophic loss. You may seek further clarification from your homeowners’ insurance provider before you make your move.

Self-move

When you hire a moving truck, you may not expect to be covered against losses or damage that may occur during your move. However, some companies that hire out their vehicles for self-moves may provide insurance that covers catastrophic loss. You may get in touch with the company so as to get clarification on the insurance provided.

Moving companies

While hiring the services of a moving company assures you that your belongings will be handled by an experienced team, damage and loss could also occur. Therefore it is good to find out if the company has insurance to cater for this. Also find out the specific type of insurance cover they provide.

When you are faced with an upcoming move, you need to make calculated moves and take action based on well-informed decisions. It is good to know how moving insurance works and which option will be the best for you as you make your long distance move. Do not let your goods be ferried without insurance. It is not worth the risk.

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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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