Moving Companies in USA

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Why Choose A Moving Company

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So why opt for a moving company over a DIY alternative? For starters, hiring a moving company saves you from having to do any of the heavy lifting on moving day. This, in and of itself, is the most common reason why people choose to hire professional movers. Moving company pros know how to properly load and unload moving trucks, as well as how to move furniture without scratching the floors. Choosing a reputable and reliable moving company to handle your relocation only ensures that your move will be carried out in the most efficient way possible. It also frees up valuable time and energy that you can spend on other important to-do list items on your moving checklist.

Ready to Make a Move?

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Ready to Make a Move?

Moving Authority is one of the largest moving directories for moving companies. Reviews are listed by firstly by state and then more granularly by city. They are sorted by most reviewed so you can get the best sense of the top ones while comparing moving companies.

No Matter The Distance, We Will Always Help You

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LOCAL MOVING COMPANIES

Local movers take care of short distance moves (usually up to 100 miles) within the boundaries of the same state.

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LONG-DISTANCE MOVING COMPANIES

Long distance moves are usually interstate moves, but intrastate relocations that exceed the distance of 100 miles

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INTERNATIONAL MOVING COMPANIES

When moving from one country to another, you’re going to need the services of a moving company

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COMMERCIAL MOVERS

Business relocation needs – moving a small office, a big corporation, a shop, a warehouse, etc. to a new address

Factors that Affect Moving Company Quotes

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1. PACKING AND CRATING COSTS:

Remember, you’re paying your moving company for their time. Obviously, they’ll need more time if you ask them to pack your belongings. You can save money by packing some or all of your belongings yourself. You can cut costs further by disassembling large pieces of furniture rather than having the mover do it for you. Finally, you’ll pay more for specific kinds of packing and handling. For example, if items like artwork or a grandfather clock require crating, your cost will be higher.

2.POOR ACCESS TO YOUR PICK-UP OR DROP-OFF LOCATION:

If your current or future residence is in a location which prevents access for a large truck (for example, because of a narrow road or a weak bridge), your movers will need to find another way to get belongings out of your old home or into your new one. For example, they might need to use smaller vehicles to gain access. In this case, you’ll need to pay the mover a shuttle fee.

3. STAIRS OR LONG WALKING DISTANCES:

The cost of your move will also be higher if there are very long stairs (or multiple stairs) which they need to carry your belongings up or down. You might also have to pay a long-carry fee if the distance from the moving truck to the entrance of your residence is greater than 50 feet.

4. NARROW DOORS OR HALLWAYS:

If some of your items don’t fit through the door or down narrow hallways, a rigger might be needed to hoist them inside through a window. In this case, you could be assessed a hoisting fee.

5. STORAGE FEES:

This is one of the most common reasons for increased costs. If you need to store some or all of your belongings at the carrier’s warehouse because your new home is not ready to be occupied, you’ll need to pay an additional storage fee.

6. TIME OF YEAR:

Summer is the busiest moving time of the year, which means that moving in the summer will cost more. You can save money if it’s possible to time your move from September to May. You’ll also pay more if you move on a national holiday or on the first or last day of the month (this is because rental agreements typically expire at these times, which means more people move then).

Double quotes

Some moving companies quote lowball prices and then, once the move is underway, hold their customers' property hostage until they pay much more. Others demand substantial deposits and then don't show up

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Movers Comparison by State

Make movers comparison based on local moving companies reviews and consumer reports reviews. By selecting your state on this page, you can read about a moving company and also the customer’s testimonials, consumer reports and ratings. Find professional movers, whether they be piano movers, pool table movers or tractor trailer movers. Finding the best moving services can be a stressful task but we are here to help and protect the upcoming move of you or your loved one. Select the best mover for your price plan and service required. Finding the best mover is easy here. We are improving our reach though the industry and across the country.

When you need state to state movers

Moving Authority is a large database of state to state movers a as well. Finding a great interstate moving company is an easy task with Moving Authority. We've built the moving calculator which will give you an estimate of how much you would be paying such moves. All that is needed is to fill out the blue form on the right side of any page and you will be taken to an inventory tool which will let you enter all of your belongings and get estimated price.

Moving Tips, Tricks And Advice

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HOW MUCH DOES THE AVERAGE MOVE COST IN THE U.S.A.?

Ever wondered how much does moving cost? According to a 2015 study done by Moving Authority, a typical professional done household move costs $8263. This study was conducted based on the stats below.

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3 PACKING TIPS & 11 TIPS FOR AFTER THE MOVE

In order to get instant online moving quotes, you need to have all of your information on hand to provide to the moving company. Instant online moving quotes can be convenient, but it’s up to you to provide the details.

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PROFESSIONAL MOVERS GUIDE AND TIPS

When moving to another office or moving your business elsewhere, allow Moving Authority to help you find the right moving company to cater to your needs. There is no reason why anyone in the midst of relocating should have to stress further by trying to find a company that's right for them.

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Cory Levine

4 years, 11 months ago

Hi we own a moving company in Georgia and have been listed on you site. We would like to have more presence in other States that we deliver to. Is this possible and what is the cost?

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Ashley Richmond

4 years, 11 months ago

Hi Cory,
The search for moving companies near me is designed for Long Distance moving companies and local movers alike. You can be listed on more than one city page for free but your true location will be listed as is. You're rating will be the same across all the cities you are listed on. Just send an email over to support@movingauthority.com or give us a call at 702-333-2430 and we will be happy to help. Let me know if you would like to be list on other cities?

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Braam Havenga

4 years, 11 months ago

Good Day,
When I select my home town and the list of moving companies with reviews come up, how do I know which ones are interstate movers?

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Ashley Richmond

4 years, 11 months ago

Hi Braam,

Great question! If you go to the top bar where it says "Moving Estimate" and click through to this page, you can easily fill out an estimate that can be distributed to movers within your area that have the correct licensing to move interstate and that are in good standing with Moving Authority. You will want to follow through and use the Moving Calculator where you input the inventory of your household goods. This will help expedite the process and will direct the correct list of the items that are being moved to each mover. This will allow you to compare apples to apples and choose the mover that best fits your needs.

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Elsie Wewege

4 years, 11 months ago

How can I add a review on the list?

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Adam P

4 years, 11 months ago

Hi Elsie I not quite sure I understand your question. This page is to find moving companies in the Unites States. If you want to locate a local mover near you, you just click above on the state you think that the moving company is in and then you will see the top 20 movers on the first page. The Movers are listed though continuous pages there after. You can also search a Mover via name with the "Find Mover" tab at the top of the page. This search is done with either the name or the license number that the local mover holds. When you find local movers that your looking for you can write a review. Have a great day Elsie

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Cara Thompson

4 years, 10 months ago

Does all moving companies have to have a USDOT number or PUC number? What is the difference?

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Adam P

4 years, 10 months ago

All moving companies that travel over State lines must hold a USDOT active number. This ensures that the house hold goods carrier has active insurance and licensing to perform your move. A PUC number is normally for local moving companies within the State that they are in. Most States follow the guidelines of the DOT but different requirements exist depending in what State carrier is operating out of. We would advise you to only book with a licensed mover. Most people look for moving companies near me or the area close to where you live so Moving Authority posts PUC & USDOT information for the benefit of our user.

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Cathy M

4 years, 8 months ago

Good Day,

If moving to a different state, would it not be easier to find a company in the state I am moving to, or is there a way to look for a company that has offices in both the state I am moving from to where I am moving too?

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Adam Peterson

4 years, 8 months ago

Hi Cathy. Moving companies send trucks out on jobs all the time and travel is part of the territory. Actually the moving company you choose should be in the state/city that you are currently living in. They will send their truck to you locally and then take all your items to your new location. If you decided you want an on site estimate for your home you need to choose a company that is located where you currently are (not where you are moving) Hope this helps! Click on our "moving companies" link at the top of this page to search by state for a mover near you.

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Joan Gold

4 years, 7 months ago

Good Day,
We don't have a moving company in our home town. If we ask for a home estimate, will they charge us to come to the house and give us a quote?

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Ashley Richmond

4 years ago

Hey Joan, we recommend that you find a mover that is closest to your home town and have them do an estimate. You can ask if they will charge you. Only have those that agree to not charge you come by and do an estimate for you. This would be the best way to make sure you are not charged for an estimate.

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Ashley Richmond

4 years, 7 months ago

Depends how far you are off the grid. You could use our Moving Calculator or you could ask the moving company to use Skype. If you have a smart phone then you can walk around your home and show the estimator what you are moving. This is a great way to do it. The real thing you need to provide movers is the inventory so they can do the numbers for your move. Try choose a mover that travel your route. Best of luck and fill in the moving calculator now.

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Aleksa

4 years, 2 months ago

Moving calculator? What is this?

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Candy LA

4 years, 2 months ago

Thank you for local moving company referral. I help us when we moved last weekend.

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Ashley Richmond

4 years ago

Hey Candy! No problem. Make sure to leave a review on the moving company that did you move. They will surely appreciate it!

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Marie Shian

4 years, 1 month ago

Hi, if I'm planning to move to Canada, am I able to use a mover in the states to move or should I look for a mover in Canada? At the moment I am living in Southern California but I was wondering if moving companies in the states have partnerships with moving companies in our neighboring country. We still have lots of time to plan our move but we just wanted to think ahead before its too late for us to plan it out. We were planning to contact the moving companies that we were interested in and ask if they can move us across the border but we wanted to see if there was an easier way to find the companies that are able to do so. We know that it will cost a bit more to be able to move to another country but we just wanted to know which companies will provide the most competitive pricing for the job. We don't mind paying extra money but we also want to make sure the company doing the job is experienced in this type of move and is able to complete the job properly. If there is any way you can help us, we would appreciate it a lot. If you are able to, thanks in advance for your help. Thanks for the website as well as it allows us to sort through moving companies more easily.

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Ashley Richmond

4 years ago

Hi Marie! We recommend that you find a mover here and explain to them your moving situation. If they are not able to accommodate your move to Canada, keep searching for a company near your area that will. Some companies have or are able to make connections to moving companies in Canada. What will likely happen is the company will bring your items to the border and the Canadian company will pick it up and bring it to your new place. Just be sure the moving company you start with is the right one for the job. You can do this by reading their reviews on our website.

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Gary Pender

4 years, 1 month ago

A list of American Movers is probably the most important tool to use location wise and choosing the best option for your move. I'll definitely put it to use during my next move!

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Adam Peterson

4 years, 1 month ago

Thank you Gary we glad you like the tool. Other than a free move we try to connect customers with first class movers that care about there companies services.

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Fanco MacGregly

4 years, 1 month ago

I want to find good local movers the problem is I'm a very afraid of moving company. How do I know if their good. We want our kids to be packed real carefully I'm super paranoid about my kids beds and toys being looked after. I hope I do not sound too crazy asking you this question but to me it's very important. PS I love your website it is very informative.

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Ashley Richmond

4 years ago

Hi Fanco! We're glad you find our site informative. I think the best way to get a moving company that will properly take care of your things is to read reviews of moving companies that you are interested in. If the moving companies in your city have bad reviews, look for moving companies in cities nearby and find ones that have great reviews. This is probably the best way to find the best moving company for your needs.

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Lucy W

4 years, 1 month ago

This is interesting! I’d never thought it could be this easy for me to find movers near me. That means the movers are just a few clicks away. I’m having an issue here, please. Someone recommended a company which is near me. I have started arrangements with them but felt like visiting this page just for more information. I just discovered the company is poorly rated by four reviewers. I’m calling off my contract with them coz I wouldn’t want anything less. My concern now is if it’s the best choice for me coz they have not responded in a way that looks unprofessional yet.

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Ashley Richmond

4 years ago

I think the reviews on our website is the best way to avoid any moving nightmares later on during your move. If the company already has bad reviews from four previous customers, we highly recommend that you reconsider your move with them. It's always better to go with a mover with better reviews even though it may cost more because the quality of service that you will be getting will save you money due to your items being in good hands.

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Brown S

4 years, 1 month ago

I dislike gimmicks and thought if I made the same crappy choice as I did when I moved 2 years ago. Moving Companies has a lot of empty promises and stress!!. I have found this company to be reliable. I have moved 2 weeks ago and at this time of the year it's a challenge moving , but I was moved with the least discomfort and I am thankful for this. I am now settling in nicely. When you are ready to move- Move with a company that guarantees a transition free ride.....Thanks Guys

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Ashley Richmond

4 years ago

Hey Brown! We're glad that we could be of help. Lots of movers in the states cannot be trusted and that is why we created our company. We want to help consumers make the right decisions about their move so we made a way for our visitors to read reviews on different moving companies on our site. Thanks!

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Sarah Y

4 years, 1 month ago

There is so many options on different companies, how would I know which one would suit me the best?

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Ashley Richmond

4 years ago

We think that you should find moving companies that are within your area. If you can't find any that you like, look for some in areas nearby. Make sure to read their reviews to see if they're a good fit for your move.

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Kelly Leonard

4 years, 1 month ago

I'd never heard of Moving Authority before, but this is a great and helpful website! I was able to compare the rates for different movers in Kansas City before eventually making my decision. I am going to spread the good word about Moving Authority to all of my friends though, this is a great tool to have!

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Ashley Richmond

4 years ago

Hey Kelly, we're glad that you like our site. The rate comparison feature is definitely very useful, especially for those who are moving for the first time. I'm sure your friends will appreciate you sharing this site with them if they are looking to move in the near future.

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Yuri Chan

4 years, 1 month ago

Hey, nice application. It really helps us find the best movers within our area. I've used his many times to search for good movers and it has helped me tremendously. The moving tips has also helped a lot as well. These tips saved me a few times when I had trouble finding solutions to particular problems during my moves.

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Ashley Richmond

4 years ago

Hi Yuri! We're glad you are able to find the best movers with our website. We want to make sure movers hold up to standards so we allowed customers to review companies that helped them move. Our tips were written by professionals who know the moving industry so I'm glad their tips were helpful to you.

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Aaron Flanagan

4 years, 1 month ago

I've been searching long and hard to find the right price for two men and a truck movers. I have a small studio apartment that I have lived in for about 7 years now, so its been a while since I've needed a moving company. I forgot how to find one i think. I'm just not sure what the difference between any of them is. Looking at reviews on MA.....

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Ashley Richmond

4 years ago

The best way to compare prices between moving companies is to look at the web pages of each company you're interested in. If they do not have web pages, it would be best to give them a call and ask. Moving companies generally do not like to put up information on their prices online due to other companies trying to beat them at their pricing.

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Chris T.

4 years, 1 month ago

Looking for a moving company is really stressing me out. Hope I can find one before the end of the year because i would really like to sell my home soon. Does anyone have any advice for choosing a moving company?

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Ashley Richmond

4 years ago

Our advice is to just look for a mover in or near your area and read the reviews for that mover. The reviews generally tell you the experience you will be expected to get with that mover so if a mover has bad reviews, it's generally a good idea to look for another mover to help you on your move.

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Tashi R.

4 years, 1 month ago

Used Moving Authority to book my move. I got two men and a truck. Loved how easy it was to see reviews thanks to Moving Authority. I was able to verify that the company was real, which gave me peace of mind during my move.

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Ashley Richmond

4 years ago

We try our best to make our website very user friendly. Many people looking for a moving company are looking for help from two men and a truck. We're glad that you were able to verify that the company you were interested in is real. We try to make sure that all moving companies on our website are legitimate companies and we do our best to remove those who are frauds.

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Susan Norby

4 years ago

I just want to say that I am very thankful for this site. I honestly would rather have professionals helping me move than someone I found on craigslist, and this site has made it so easy to find a professional moving company that's close to me.

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Ashley Richmond

4 years ago

Hi Susan,

We are happy to help everyone out in their search for service moving in their city and we are glad we have helped you out. We want our site to reach out to everyone who is searching for a moving company in their area and we hope everyone is able to find the right moving company for them.

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Denise Morrison

4 years ago

I've made my most recent move and this site really helped. The movers made great time and found an awesome moving company. I absolutely love this site. Would definitely use again if I choose to move.

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Ashley Richmond

4 years ago

Hello Denise,

We're glad we could help you out with your move. If you do decide to move again, please stop by and see our progress with the site. I'm sure you will have an even better experience next time around.

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Casey Brooks

4 years ago

Moved from Montgomery to Huntsville. Found a great moving company that was relatively cheap because of this site. Would definitely recommend both this site and the moving company to anyone in Alabama wanting to move.

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Ashley Richmond

4 years ago

Hi Casey,

We're glad you were able to find a moving company that fit your needs. We do our best in trying to cover all areas in the country when it comes to moving. Even if you are in an area with a low population count, our site will try to provide you with the best moving companies near you.

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Jackie Cannon

4 years ago

Found some great movers using this site. We moved from Virginia to New York, and got some reasonable estimates on moving. Also, the movers were very quick to load and unload everything. Highly recommend this site to find a moving company.

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Ashley Richmond

4 years ago

Hey Jackie,

We're glad you used our site to find movers to help you move to your new home. Our ratings and reviews for movers allows you to show appreciation for your movers. Feel free to write a moving review and leave a rating to help support the moving company who helped you move your things.

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Sarah Susan

4 years ago

Do you think movers located in the northern states will be more likely be able to move residents to Canada? I'm looking for a moving company who can accommodate us but I want an American moving company to help move our belongings. We tried looking for Canadian movers online but it was sort of difficult so we decided to try looking for American movers on your site. Our plan is to contact moving companies located in the north and ask if they move customers across the border.

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Ashley Richmond

4 years ago

Hi Sarah,

If you are looking to move to Canada, considering moving companies in northern states will definitely be a good thing to do as these movers will be more likely able to move you across the border since many of their customers may ask for the same service. I would go to the state pages of the states closest to your home or where your home is located. Just compare the best movers in your area and decide from there what company works best for you.

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Roxanne Cruz

4 years ago

A found a wonderful moving company using this site! I thought it was going to be impossible to find a decent moving company in Montana. We are out in the middle of nowhere and was looking for a company that would help us move to Arizona. We found a wonderful company with great movers! This site can really help anyone find a moving company in the US, no matter where you are! Very impressed, keep up the good work!

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Ashley Richmond

4 years ago

Hey Roxanne,

We're glad that you were able to find a moving company in your area to help you out with moving your things. It's true that states like Montana which has less large cities around will be a difficult place to find a moving company. We try to get all moving companies in the United States into our system so if you can't find a company around you, chances are you will be able to find a moving company in a city nearby your location. Please give us a call if you have any questions regarding moving in the USA.

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Hal Richards

3 years, 12 months ago

I know that most people on here are using this page for home services but is there anyone here using it to look for a moving service providing for large companies? I'm asking to see if I can save time looking up moving companies and check whether or not they are able to move a large amount of things at once.

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Josh Dean

3 years, 9 months ago

I like how you offer all the states and then have the top movers. I enjoy your site a lot.

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Ashley Richmond

3 years, 4 months ago

Dear Josh,
Thank you so much for your comment. We are very glad to hear that. Our team work very hard on the usability of our website and try to make it as approachable as possible.
We want our site to reach out to everyone who is searching for a moving company in their area and we hope everyone is able to find the right moving company for them.

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Jason S.

3 years, 7 months ago

I used the tool above to find movers in my area, but I had to try a couple times because the company name had apostrophes in it. I found the company Let's Move It Right, and they're based in Los Angeles. Would you advise me to find USA moving labor on your site as well? I have a commercial truck that needs to be unloaded.

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Elaine Solomon

3 years, 5 months ago

I hired Graebel Van Lines to move my belongings from California to Connecticut. In the middle of the move the company closed their doors. I had to hire another company to off-load from their truck to another moving companie's truck. This company was hired on an emergency basis, one I would never have hired, and later had to hire another company to finish the job.

Even though Graebel never delivered my possessions, THEY NEVERTHELESS DEMAND TO BE PAIID IN FULL. !! Their corporate office in Texas is still operational and they may resart again !!!!

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Miller

5 months, 3 weeks ago

I have never hired a moving company before and I was pretty nervous but I always felt like I was kept in the loop. Daniel explained all the details and pricing, that was so affordable. She was there for me from start to finish then David went over it again that day which made the moves easy for me. Recommended.

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Brian

5 months, 3 weeks ago

I'm an events manager that handles a lot of conventions, and I needed to find movers ASAP, I ended up booking Moving. John was amazing, and set it all up within an hour. The movers were professional and punctual and arrived at 6pm and I was done by 8pm which is super great.

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Services Moving

4 months, 2 weeks ago

I got my local moving company nearby to help me with a big moving job I had. Thank you for your help when I called for some assistance.

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Very light trucks. Popular in Europe and Asia, many mini-trucks are factory redesigns of light automobiles, usually with monocoque bodies. Specialized designs with substantial frames such as the Italian Piaggio shown here are based upon Japanese designs (in this case by Daihatsu) and are popular for use in "old town" sections of European cities that often have very narrow alleyways. Regardless of the name, these small trucks serve a wide range of uses. In Japan, they are regulated under the Kei car laws, which allow vehicle owners a break on taxes for buying a smaller and less-powerful vehicle (currently, the engine is limited to 660 ccs {0.66L} displacement). These vehicles are used as on-road utility vehicles in Japan. These Japanese-made mini trucks that were manufactured for on-road use are competing with off-road ATVs in the United States, and import regulations require that these mini trucks have a 25 mph (40 km/h) speed governor as they are classified as low-speed vehicles. These vehicles have found uses in construction, large campuses (government, university, and industrial), agriculture, cattle ranches, amusement parks, and replacements for golf carts.Major mini truck manufacturers and their brands: Daihatsu Hijet, Honda Acty, Mazda Scrum, Mitsubishi Minicab, Subaru Sambar, Suzuki Carry
 
As with many things in Europe and Asia, the illusion of delicacy and proper manners always seems to attract tourists. Popular in Europe and Asia, mini trucks are factory redesigns of light automobiles with monochrome bodies. Such specialized designs with such great frames such as the Italian Piaggio, based upon Japanese designs. In this case it was based upon Japanese designs made by Daihatsu. These are very popular for use in "old town" sections of European cities, which often have very narrow alleyways. Despite whatever name they are called, these very light trucks serve a wide variety of purposes.
 
Yet, in Japan they are regulated under the Kei car laws, which allow vehicle owners a break in taxes for buying a small and less-powerful vehicle. Currently, the engine is limited to 660 cc [0.66L] displacement. These vehicles began being used as on-road utility vehicles in Japan. Classified as a low speed vehicle, these Japanese-made mini trucks were manufactured for on-road use for competing the the off-road ATVs in the United States. Import regulations require that the mini trucks have a 25 mph (40km/h) speed governor. Again, this is because they are low speed vehicles.
 
However, these vehicles have found numerous amounts of ways to help the community. They invest money into the government, universities, amusement parks, and replacements for golf cars. They have some major Japanese mini truck manufacturarers as well as brands such as: Daihatsu Hijet, Honda Acty, Mazda Scrum, Mitsubishit Minicab, Subaru Sambar, and Suzuki Carry.

Question As most people have experienced, moving does involve having the appropriate materials. Some materials you might find at home or may be more resourceful to save money while others may choose to pay for everything. Either way materials such as boxes, paper, tape, and bubble wrap with which to pack box-able and/or protect fragile household goods. It is also used to consolidate the carrying and stacking on moving day. Self-service moving companies offer another viable option. It involves the person moving buying a space on one or more trailers or shipping containers. These containers are then professionally driven to the new location.

Question The year 1611 marked an important time for trucks, as that is when the word originated. The usage of "truck" referred to the small strong wheels on ships' cannon carriages. Further extending its usage in 1771, it came to refer to carts for carrying heavy loads. In 1916 it became shortened, calling it a "motor truck". While since the 1930's its expanded application goes as far as to say "motor-powered load carrier".

Question Medium trucks are larger than light but smaller than heavy trucks. In the US, they are defined as weighing between 13,000 and 33,000 pounds (6,000 and 15,000 kg). For the UK and the EU, the weight is between 3.5 and 7.5 tons (3.9 and 8.3 tons). Local delivery and public service (dump trucks, garbage trucks, and fire-fighting trucks) are around this size.

Question Trailer stability can be defined as the tendency of a trailer to dissipate side-to-side motion. The initial motion may be caused by aerodynamic forces, such as from a cross wind or a passing vehicle. One common criterion for stability is the center of mass location with respect to the wheels, which can usually be detected by tongue weight. If the center of mass of the trailer is behind its wheels, therefore having a negative tongue weight, the trailer will likely be unstable. Another parameter which is less commonly a factor is the trailer moment of inertia. Even if the center of mass is forward of the wheels, a trailer with a long load, and thus large moment of inertia, may be unstable.

Question Business routes always have the same number as the routes they parallel. For example, U.S. 1 Business is a loop off, and paralleling, U.S. Route 1, and Interstate 40 Business is a loop off, and paralleling, Interstate 40.

Question As of January 1, 2000, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) was established as its own separate administration within the U.S. Department of Transportation. This came about under the "Motor Carrier Safety Improvement Act of 1999". The FMCSA is based in Washington, D.C., employing more than 1,000 people throughout all 50 States, including in the District of Columbia. Their staff dedicates themselves to the improvement of safety among commercial motor vehicles (CMV) and to saving lives.

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Full truckload carriers normally deliver a semi-trailer to a shipper who will fill the trailer with freight for one destination. Once the trailer is filled, the driver returns to the shipper to collect the required paperwork. Upon receiving the paperwork the driver will then leave with the trailer containing freight. Next, the driver will proceed to the consignee and deliver the freight him or herself. At times, a driver will transfer the trailer to another driver who will drive the freight the rest of the way. Full Truckload service (FTL) transit times are generally restricted by the driver's availability. This is according to Hours of Service regulations and distance. It is typically accepted that Full Truckload carriers will transport freight at an average rate of 47 miles per hour. This includes traffic jams, queues at intersections, other factors that influence transit time.
 

Question The term "lorry" has an ambiguous origin, but it is likely that its roots were in the rail transport industry. This is where the word is known to have been used in 1838 to refer to a type of truck (a freight car as in British usage) specifically a large flat wagon. It may derive from the verb lurry, which means to pull or tug, of uncertain origin. It's expanded meaning was much more exciting as "self-propelled vehicle for carrying goods", and has been in usage since 1911. Previously, unbeknownst to most, the word "lorry" was used for a fashion of big horse-drawn goods wagon.

Question Logistics is generally the ability to organize and put in place many complex operations at a single time. It is the management of the flow of things to meet the needs of customers or corporations. Resources managed in logistics includes tangible items such as food, materials, animals, equipment, etc. Not to mention the items that are not tangible such as time and information. This means that the movement of physical items, such as in the moving industry, involves a clear understanding of solid workflow. Such logistics can involve the handling of necessary materials, producing, packaging, inventory, transportation, warehousing, and often security.

Question The Dwight D. Eisenhower National System of Interstate and Defense Highways is most commonly known as the Interstate Highway System, Interstate Freeway System, Interstate System, or simply the Interstate. It is a network of controlled-access highways that forms a part of the National Highway System of the United States. Named after President Dwight D. Eisenhower, who endorsed its formation, the idea was to have portable moving and storage. Construction was authorized by the Federal-Aid Highway Act of 1956. The original portion was completed 35 years later, although some urban routes were canceled and never built. The network has since been extended and, as of 2013, it had a total length of 47,856 miles (77,017 km), making it the world's second longest after China's. As of 2013, about one-quarter of all vehicle miles driven in the country use the Interstate system. In 2006, the cost of construction had been estimated at about $425 billion (equivalent to $511 billion in 2015).

Question Relocation, or moving, is the process of vacating a fixed location, such as a residence or business, and settling in a different one. A move might be to a nearby location such as in the same neighborhood or a much farther location in a different city or even a different country. Moving usually includes packing up all belongings, transferring them to the new location, and unpacking them. It will also be necessary to update administrative information. This includes tasks such as notifying the post office, changing registration data, change of insurance, services etc. It is important to remember this step in the relocation process. 

Question With the onset of trucking culture, truck drivers often became portrayed as protagonists in popular media. Author Shane Hamilton, who wrote "Trucking Country: The Road to America's Wal-Mart Economy", focuses on truck driving. He explores the history of trucking and while connecting it development in the trucking industry. It is important to note, as Hamilton discusses the trucking industry and how it helps the so-called big-box stores dominate the U.S. marketplace. Hamilton certainly takes an interesting perspective historically speaking.

Question Unfortunately for the trucking industry, their image began to crumble during the latter part of the 20th century. As a result, their reputation suffered. More recently truckers have been portrayed as chauvinists or even worse, serial killers. The portrayals of semi-trailer trucks have focused on stories of the trucks becoming self-aware. Generally, this is with some extraterrestrial help.

Question Light trucks are classified this way because they are car-sized, yet in the U.S. they can be no more than 6,300 kg (13,900 lb). These are used by not only used by individuals but also businesses as well. In the UK they may not weigh more than 3,500 kg (7,700 lb) and are authorized to drive with a driving license for cars. Pickup trucks, popular in North America, are most seen in North America and some regions of Latin America, Asia, and Africa. Although Europe doesn't seem to follow this trend, where the size of the commercial vehicle is most often made as vans.

Question Known as a truck in the U.S., Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Puerto Rico, it is essentially a motor vehicle designed to transport cargo. Otherwise known as a lorry in the United Kingdom, Ireland, South Africa, and Indian Subcontinent. Trucks vary not only in their types, but also in size, power, and configuration, the smallest being mechanically like an automobile. Commercial trucks may be very large and powerful, configured to mount specialized equipment. These are necessary in the case of fire trucks, concrete mixers, and suction excavators etc.

Question In the United States and Canada, the cost for long-distance moves is generally determined by a few factors. The first is the weight of the items to be moved and the distance it will go. Cost is also based on how quickly the items are to be moved, as well as the time of the year or month which the move occurs. In the United Kingdom and Australia, it's quite different. They base price on the volume of the items as opposed to their weight. Keep in mind some movers may offer flat rate pricing.