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Local Moving v. Long Distance Moving Services

by | Sep 3, 2023

Professional long distance moving services can be more complex than those for a local move. This is important to keep in mind when you research moving companies for your own long distance move. So, what are the actual differences between long and short distance (local) movers?

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How are long distance moving services different from local moving?

Geographical area of operations

The most obvious difference is probably the radius of a moving company’s activity. For businesses that specialize in local moving, this radius is comparatively small.

Moving practices

The longer the distance (interstate, for example), the more important it is to check your prospective moving company’s method of moving your belongings from one place to the other:

  • Does the company employ subcontractors? How often does the cargo change hands/vehicles? After all, the more changes on the road, the more potential risks for damages or even losses.
  • Are the company’s vehicles equipped to safely and efficiently operate in different terrains? This can be especially important for interstate moves where not only the terrain but also when the weather/climate is different.


It makes sense to assume that in general a long distance move is probably more expensive. But beyond that, it’s interesting for you as a customer, which additional factors determine the figures of your eventual bill for a long-distance move, in addition to the actual amount of labor:

  • distance
  • amount of fuel used
  • weight of the cargo
  • size of the cargo
  • sometimes even number of state lines crossed

You want to make sure to know in advance, which exact costs to expect. This helps to prevent financially unpleasant surprises, once the move is done and you are being presented with your moving bill. 


Depending on state laws, long-distance moving companies need to have additional professional licenses to operate across state lines.


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  • We are, of course, professionally licensed to comply with the laws and regulations involved in intrastate and interstate moves.
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  • During our long distance moves, the transport of your belongings will be overseen by one foreman, all the way to the destination.
  • Our estimate of your moving costs is free of charge and our bill will be based on an easy flat-rate so you will know in advance what to expect. Contact us today



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