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Long Distance Moving Rates

Long Distance Moving Rates
Long Distance Moving Rates

Long Distance Moving Rates & Expected Moving Costs

On average, long distance moving rates fall between $2,500 and $8,600, depending on the distance and the amount of belongings being hauled. Naturally, these numbers have a very wide range to them to account for the variance between small and large moves, as well as the moving distance itself. There are some other pricing factors that can also affect your total moving cost, which we’ll cover in the paragraphs below. For the most accurate assessment of how much your move will cost, we encourage readers to contact us at 888-509-3213 to get a certified quote based on your specific moving needs.

It’s advisable to start looking for and assessing moving companies several weeks out from you moving date. Ideally, you want to give yourself four to six weeks to review companies, what they offer, and how much they charge for their services. This way you’ll be able to find reliable and professional movers without having to scramble at the last minute, as well as get the best deal possible. 

Two of the best places to look for moving services when you start your search are a simple internet search (for example, “long distance movers Dallas”) and the phone book. It may sound strange to recommend a phone book to find movers in the age of technology, but it’s still a good resource you should take advantage of, even for long distance moving. The best practice is to make a listing of the companies that appeal to you and then call them or email them to get a cost estimate. You may surprised to find that there may be quite a bit of difference in the prices you get, even for the same job. To get the most accurate price quote possible, it’s best to know exactly what type of services you need and how much stuff you need moved. Once you have that information, it’s relatively quick and easy to get a cost estimate from the movers you have on your list and compare their prices against each other. 

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How Moving Companies Price Relocation Services

The cost of hiring professionals to help you with your move is mainly dictated by the weight of your belongings and the distance you are moving. Labor costs for hiring movers is easier to forecast in terms of cost, but the distance and weight can dramatically affect how much you’ll pay. Current gas prices also affect how much you’ll pay since it is one of the primary costs that a moving company has to factor in, along with time spent on the road or drive time. Additionally, there are services beyond basic loading, delivery and unloading that may add to the total cost. Things like packing help, junk removal, short-term storage, and moving oversized items like a piano or safe can all add up to a higher moving rate. 

The Importance of Insurance Protection

Insurance coverage is one of the major benefits of hiring a moving company versus doing the job yourself. Any licensed long distance mover is required by law to carry insurance coverage that protects you against damages during the moving process. In the unlikely event that something of yours is damaged while in the care of the moving company, the insurance coverage provides an avenue for you to be compensated. If you’ve ever torn a couch, cracked a mirror, or broken a lamp while moving, you’ll understand how much peace of mind that moving insurance provides. 

Long Distance Moving Resources

Preparing For Movers - You can do a lot to help out your movers and speed  up the process before they even arrive. Follow these simple guidelines and you’ll make the process run a lot smoother. 

Packing Services - Moving companies can also help you with packing if it’s something you think you might need. This article helps you answer the question, “Should you consider hiring a packing service?”.

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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.

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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A-1 Auto Transport is a disclosed agent for the following shipping companies:

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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