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Private Moving Companies

Some people with relocation in their future prefer to hire privately owned moving companies. Most private moving companies offer local relocation services instead of long distance and cross country moves. This makes it easier for them to focus on smaller moves within shorter distances. Private movers are known to provide their customers with exceptional care since they are oriented with everything that’s close to home, including the people.

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Get quotes from several private moving companies if you wish to find the best deal in town. There is a lot that will affect the cost of your relocation. The weight of your load will be a factor in which an agent determines a quote. If the moving company encounters any issues such as difficulty maneuvering or issues with the packaging of your goods, you may be subjected to additional fees. Fortunately, it is easy to wheel and deal with most private movers.


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The distance the goods must travel to reach their destination will also affect your estimate through a professional yet privately owned moving company. The current cost of fuel is also taken into consideration. Fortunately, these are small costs and even if you chose to do the move on your own, you’d have to pay similar or even higher rates.

Always Make Sure Your Stuff Is Protected through Insurance

It is always wise and in a person’s best interest regardless of how small their relocation is to take advantage of insurance coverage. In most cases, you can rely on your private mover to handle your possessions with great caution, but even with all the necessary safety procedures in place, accidents can happen and things may end up damaged. It rarely happens, but when accidents occur a moving company can only replace an item if it is protected under insurance coverage. Luckily, state laws require all licensed movers to offer at least the minimal amount of insurance coverage as set by the state they’re located in. Many long distance moving companies will allow their customers to purchase additional coverage through them.

Joe Webster

Written by Joe Webster

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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