Whether you are making a Local or Long Distance move will affect the type of mover
you need and how your move is charged. Here is the basic breakdown:
A Local move is a move that does not cross state lines. It is also known as an Intrastate
move – a move that happens within one state. Local movers needs to obtain a license
from the moving authority in the state they perform moves in.
It may come as a surprise to you that movers aren’t by default responsible to reimburse
you for the full value of damaged or lost items. Here is a brief rundown of the
different coverage/insurance options available to you for your move:
This is the default coverage that every mover offers. It is free but only covers
you 60 cents per pound. This means that if you have a $2,000 treadmill that weighs
250 lbs., if your movers damage or lose it, they will be liable to pay you $150.
There are certain things that you need to find out from your mover. Some things
you can ask over the phone and some things you can find right on their website.
Here is a list of what you should find out from your mover:
You may think you are working directly with a moving company, but in reality you
could be working with a moving broker. A broker is an entity that works as a middleman
between you and the actual mover. You speak with the broker and the broker hires
a mover on your behalf. Here are some of the inherent risks with using a moving