Long distance moving company may be coming to move you soon, but are you ready for it? Here are some tips on how to well understand a long distance move.
How long is the long distance move?
Before searching for long distance moving companies and choosing one to move you, it’s important to know what exactly a long distance move is. A long distance move is one that is longer than one hundred miles from the point of origin. A long distance move can also be described as one that crosses a state boundary line. This type of a move is different from a local move not only because of the distance involved but also for the logistics, preparations and the legal procedures required.
A Long distance moving company considers various factors before charging the client or giving moving quotes. One of the factors is the weight of your cargo. It’s hard to determine the weight of the stuff to be moved until it’s actually weighed. A long distance moving company is therefore required to explain this to clients before giving estimates so that the clients will be prepared for a final bill. Other factors include extra moving services that may arise, like loading and unloading; additional accessories like trolleys, and whether the client will require storage during the process.
Are you wondering how a mover will weigh all your stuff? Well, it’s not a very complicated task especially if you are dealing with a trusted long distance moving company. The moving company first takes the moving trucks to a government certified weighing station and gets the trucks weighed without cargo in them. After the cargo is loaded, the trucks are again weighed and the difference in weight is your cargo’s weight.
A long distance move is regulated by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration while state moving authorities regulate local moves. Moving things like plants or animals across some states may require extra permissions or paper work. A long distance moving company should be able to determine all what is required before the move commences.