A key step to ensure your cross country move is efficient and successful is to use a company with significant experience providing cross country moving services. Not all cross country movers are the same. Some may not even have legal authorization to transport your belongings across state lines. At Berger Allied Moving & Storage, we are fully qualified and legally authorized to provide you with long distance moving services that convey your valuables anywhere, country wide.
It is vital to find cross country movers who provide interstate moving services to clients on a regular basis, because not all movers have equal capabilities. For long distance moves, a cross country relocation contractor is likely to handle your items, transport them, and deliver them with a high level of professionalism and care.
Below are some of the features you can expect to find in the best cross country moving companies:
- Operating as a National Moving Company
A national moving company, as opposed to a local moving company, is more likely to have an established infrastructure in place, with offices all across the U.S., enabling them to handle cross country moving projects with optimum efficiency, speed, and care.
The trained and experienced professionals who work for established, national cross country movers relocate thousands of items during the course of a year. They have the resources in place to handle these long distance moves with excellent skill and care.
Even though some local movers may have a limited amount of infrastructure in place to handle long distance moves that traverse multiple states and regions of the country, they may face significant challenges to perform such a move efficiently. These challenges can include a smaller staff and limited transportation resources that can add challenges to your moving experience.
- Carrying Proper Licensing
A moving company must have proper licensing in order to provide cross country moving services. You can check a mover’s licensing in multiple ways. One way is to request proof from the company. A reputable mover will provide you with this information without thinking about it twice.
You can also search for a moving company’s MC or DOT license number through the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Registered Mover Search.
- Background Checking Their Moving Professionals
Moving professionals who relocate your belongings gain access to and handle some of your most valuable possessions. With all of the close contact these individuals have with your valuables, it is important to ask your mover to require each of these workers, including third-party contracting personnel, to submit a thorough background check. The mover you hire should already have policies and guidelines in place for vetting individuals who work for that moving company.
- Retaining Moving Staff With Experience and Certifications
The experience of the moving professionals who work for a moving company is also important to consider. Any certifications they hold also add to their credibility, helping you trust they will efficiently and safely complete your relocation.
- Providing Comprehensive Moving Quotes
Reliable cross country movers should offer free moving quotes and carefully explain the costs associated with the relocation effort. By providing a comprehensive estimate of the costs based on the number of rooms or items you have, the weight of your items, and the distance they must be transported, a reputable mover can outline exactly what to expect in terms of cost.
A dependable moving company that regularly handles cross country relocation projects will be upfront about the costs and can give you a breakdown of expenses. In order to obtain the most accurate moving cost estimate, you will want a mover that provides estimates based on an in-person visit or virtual walkthrough of your home, or other space, using a mobile device.
- Providing Coordination for Logistics
When you are planning to move across the country, you don’t have to take on the task alone, or with only family and friends. A reputable cross country moving company can take care of everything for you – the planning, logistics, delivery, unloading – professionally and efficiently. They will take care of the scheduling and organizing, ensuring you have the proper documentation you need for the move and helping to make the process of moving all of your valuables across state lines as easy as possible.
- Leveraging Experience
When it comes down to performing such an involved and complex task as moving your belongings across the country, nothing can replace the experience of your relocation provider. During the process of planning and conducting the move, the moving company must coordinate many responsibilities simultaneously. You need a mover that uses their experience to provide consistently top-notch cross country moving services to its customers. The company should be able to provide references from past customers and projects to verify their experience and capabilities.