Short vs. Long-distance Moving

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Individuals, families, and businesses can move to new homes and offices within the same neighborhoods (sometimes even on the same street), across the country, and everywhere in between. In general, when the distance is 400 miles or more, it is considered to be long-distance moving. When it’s 50 miles or less, it can be categorized as a local one, unless it’s out of state.

Short vs. Long-distance Moving

Besides the longer drives, how does long-distance moving compare to shorter moves?

  • Pricing: The amount of time needed for packing, loading, and unpacking always factors into a moving estimate. The main difference is the amount of fuel needed to transport the items. State labor laws can also impact pricing.
  • Paperwork: Interstate moving companies must have the appropriate insurance and are required to be licensed by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration.
  • Delivery windows: While it’s possible to set up an exact date and time for the moving van to arrive, the delivery timing is not always that specific with long-distance moving. The date can be chosen, but you may be given a delivery window instead. It may be possible to narrow this down.
  • Delivery conditions: In many cases, customers are not able to inspect their new location when the distance is hundreds or thousands of miles away. If the property is not ready to be moved into, we can change the delivery window.

Not all moving companies provide long-distance moving services, but here at Ashe Van Lines Moving & Storage, our coverage area includes the entire East Coast. Contact us to schedule your move today.