Cross country movers reviews
Relocating to another state is no easy task. To help make your transition as smooth as possible, we’ve broken down the top 10 tips you should know when moving cross-country.
1. Plan Ahead
Good movers’ calendars fill up fast, especially during heavy move season (June through August). To reserve the mover of your choice and save yourself from last-minute headaches, start planning for your move at least eight weeks in advance.
It’s crucial that you hire a licensed, reliable mover when trusting them with your stuff across state lines. Check the following credentials when researching possible movers:
- USDOT License: Movers that cross state lines are required by the Department of Transportation to have a USDOT license. You can easily find a mover’s USDOT number on their MCR listing, website or on the written estimate they provide you. Always make sure the USDOT number is accurate and up to date at Safersys.org.
- Reviews: Read reviews to learn about other customers’ experiences with the movers you’re considering. All of our reviews are verified, so you can trust that they came from a real consumer for a real move. Look for review referencing interstate moves in particular so you know what to expect in terms of timeliness, communication and professionalism.
Request quotes from at least 3 qualified movers; keeping in mind the cheapest option may not always be the best. Be aware of any hidden charges and the type of estimate offered
Don’t trust estimates over-the-phone. Insist on an in-person estimate to help prevent surprise costs come move day.
Bonus tip: Watch out for another “catch”; be sure you understand the difference between a mover and a broker. Your best bet is to stick with a mover since you’ll know exactly who is handing your stuff, and because brokers aren’t covered by current consumer protection laws.