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What's in this article?
  1. Understanding Local Moving Costs & Finding Local Movers
  2. Calculating Local Moving Costs
  3. Moving Insurance
  4. Local Moving Resources
Finding Local Movers

Understanding Local Moving Costs & Finding Local Movers

In the moving industry, a local move is considered one in which you are moving within the same state and most often, somewhere within the same city or metro area. These types of moves are called “intrastate” moving sometimes, as opposed to “interstate” moving which means moving from one state to another. When we say local moves, we’re referring to intrastate moving—a move within the same state. Interstate moving refers to long distance moving, either to a nearby state or one across the country. These are important distinctions to make to help understand how local moving works, especially since the terms look and sound so similar. In this article, we’ll be discussing intrastate or local moving costs, how it works, and how to approach the process. 

Calculating Local Moving Costs

Moving costs can vary based on many factors (see the links under “Resources” at the bottom of this page for more information). The distance you’re moving, how much furniture and belongings you need moved, and what sort of services you request will all affect the total cost. This is just as true for local moves as it is for long distance and international moving. 

To give you a general idea, the cost of hiring a truck and a couple movers for local moving tend to run between $600 and $1,200; but again, this can vary based on the factors mentioned above. The best way to get an accurate estimate for local moving costs is to contact a couple moving companies in your area and get a price quote. With some basic information, a good moving company will be able to provide you with an accurate estimate of what your move will cost. 

A-1 Auto Transport offers local moving services in every city and state across the United States, including Alaska and Hawaii. If you need an affordable local moving option, we encourage readers to contact us at 888-509-3213 for a FREE estimate. Our staff is available 24 hours a day for all your moving needs, from answering your questions to offering a FREE price quote!

Calculating Local Moving Costs

Moving Insurance

One of the main benefits of hiring a moving company is that your items are insured against damage during the move. While these incidents are few and far between, particularly with a professional doing the job, it still does happen and it’s good to have some coverage if it does. Obviously when you go the do-it-yourself method when moving, anything that gets damaged comes out of your own pocket, making it all the more risky if you’re moving something of any significant value. 

You also have the option of purchasing additional insurance coverage if you feel that your belongings should have a higher level of coverage. Things like antique furniture, collectibles, and high-end furniture are usually the type of household goods that lend themselves to a supplemental policy that offers more protection. This type of insurance can be set up directly through the moving company at a reasonable cost if you feel like you might need the additional coverage. 

Local Moving Resources

Local Moving Companies -  A helpful look at local moving companies and how their prices are set, as well as several links to resources to help you further understand various aspects of home moving services. 

Full Service Moving Costs - Cost is key factor any time you hire a moving company, local or otherwise. Learn more about moving costs in this article that will help you stick to your budget and ensure your next move is executed professionally and affordably. 

Full Service Moving Costs
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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.
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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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You have my full support and recommendation!
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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.
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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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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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