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Should You Hire A Mover Or Self-Haul On Your Truck?

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  1. Know If You Should Hire A Mover Or Self-Haul On Your Truck
  2. Factors To Consider So As To Make The Decision Mover Or Self-Haul
  3. Pros Of Hiring A Mover
  4. Cons Of Hiring A Mover
  5. Pros Of Doing A Self-Haul
  6. Cons Of A Self-Haul
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Know If You Should Hire A Mover Or Self-Haul On Your Truck

Should you hire the services of a professional mover or should you self-haul with your truck? These are some of the questions you may be contending with as you prepare to move from your current location to your new destination. As we all know, moving is a daunting task that requires one to carefully weigh their options. Should you settle on seeking the services of a professional mover, you can consider A1 Auto Transport. Get in touch and we will give you a free quote with no obligations attached.

We offer the most competitive rates for long-distance moves.

Factors to consider so as to make the decision: Mover or Self-haul

The following acts as a guide:

  • The time it will take to pack and transport your goods and the distance to be covered during your move: State-to-state moves may demand a lot from you. The distance calculator and fuel calculator are important tools that you may use to determine the cost of your move.
  • The availability of assistance from neighbors, families and friends.
  • The nature of your goods: Are there fragile ones and can you comfortably transport them?
  • The availability of extra storage space while moving large appliances and furniture.
  • The difference in cost between doing a self-haul and hiring a mover.

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.

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Pros of hiring a mover

  • You will have an effortless move since the moving team is capable and experienced to handle your move.
  • You will benefit from enjoying the reliability and efficiency that companies offer, unlike friends and family who may attend to personal emergencies on the date of your move.

Cons of hiring a mover

  • The moving schedule is controlled by the mover.
  • It is almost always the more expensive option. You need to understand the hidden costs that may be applied.
  • It may feel intrusive or impersonal letting strangers into your home and allowing them to handle your belongings.

Pros of doing a self-haul

  • You will save costs, including hidden costs such as packaging supplies and additional insurance.
  • You will have control over your move.
  • You get to handle and pack your belongings in the way that you wish to do so.

Cons of a self-haul

  • It may prove to be an overwhelming experience, from start to finish. There is a lot of planning to be done and plenty of packing and moving too.
  • Lack of experience may lead to poor handling of your goods.

When it comes to how you want to move, the choice boils down to whether you are after making savings or convenience. A reputable and reliable long distance mover will go out of their way to ensure that you will have a convenient move while ensuring that the experience will be worth every single cent that you paid. Hiring a mover may prove to be slightly more expensive than doing a self-haul but the benefits greatly outweigh those of self-hauls.  Also, to avoid untrustworthy people handling your goods, it is advisable to hire the services of insured and licensed movers.

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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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