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Long Distance Moving Prices

Long Distance Moving Prices
Long Distance Moving Prices

Long distance moving prices rely on a few specific criteria to determine the total cost of your move. It should come as no surprise that two of the most important factors are the distance being moved and the weight of the load. The are other things that come into play when pricing a long distance move, but those two are far and away the most important. 

Long Distance Moving Prices & How Costs Are Determined

There are many things that contribute to a moving quote and that’s part of the reason you may get different estimates from different companies, even for the same job. As mentioned above, the two main factors at play are the moving distance and the weight of your belongings. However, there are other aspects that help determine a quote, though they may not be as significant as weight and distance. These include things like labor costs, which includes both the number of movers required to handle the move and how long you need them for. 

Fuel costs are another thing that will be incorporated into your moving quote, which can also vary due to the price of gas, which as we all know, goes up and down depending on availability and current pricing. Taken all together, these all help determine how much the total cost of moving will be. Lastly, there are several optional services that you may request that can increase your moving costs. For example, if you need short-term storage before your belongings are delivered, that will slightly increase the price. As will other add-on services like packing, furniture disassembly, and providing packing supplies. To learn more about full-service moving costs and everything that’s included, click here

A-1 Auto Transport helps individuals, families, and businesses with long distance moving services throughout the U.S. and internationally! We offer transparent pricing schedules and our staff are on call 24 hours a day to help with any of your moving needs or questions. Call us today at 888-509-3213 for a FREE, no obligation cost estimate!

The Importance Of Insurance Coverage During Relocation

One of the main benefits of hiring a moving company versus doing the job yourself is that insurance is included in the price of hiring movers. This may not seem like that big of an issue, but it’s one of those things that’s better to have and not need than it is to need it and not have it. Though it’s rare for anything to be damaged while being handled by professional movers, there are times when it does happen and it’s good to have some peace of mind that you’ll be compensated if it does. Anyone who’s ever done a do-it-yourself move is aware of how delicate things like mirrors and lamps can be when hauling your belongings over a long distance. With insurance in place, you’ll know your items are protected every step of the way. 

Saving Money When Moving Long Distance

Now that we’ve covered the basics of what is involved when determining your moving costs, let’s talk about some ways you can save money. The first and most important thing you can do to reduce your moving cost is to price several different companies. As we talked about, prices will fluctuate between different moving companies and spending some time to find the most affordable one is a great way to minimize your costs right out of the gate. When you’re getting a cost estimate from a mover, ask if they have any specials or discounts. You might be surprised to find that many companies offer discounts to students, veterans, active duty military, and many others. There are even seasonal discounts available in some cases if you have any wiggle room regarding the time of year you need to move. 

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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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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.

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.

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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