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Moving to Another State

Interstate — Like local moves, any company offering long-distance moving services must be properly licensed and insured. Additionally, they are required to have the proper federal license. You can check a mover’s license on the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s website.
While no company can escape the occasional complaint, a moving company with a history of complaints should be avoided. You can compare safety ratings on prospective long-distance movers on the FMCSA’s website and of course, the Better Business Bureau is a very reliable source for obtaining an overall rating on any moving company.

Interstate moving are priced based on weight and mileage and involves a number of concerns that a local move does not. Along with numerous state and federal laws and regulations that must be followed, a long-distance move is also risker for the cargo because it has to travel further.

Cost is typically a factor when picking from a list of long distance movers; however, you should do more than simply compare prices. Ask for a detailed quote in writing from any potential mover. Read each estimate carefully to be sure that everything involved in your move is actually included in the price.

For moving to another state, check if the mover has current DOT & MC authority at: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration

Check a mover with the Better Business Bureau: The BBB is a reliable source for information. We advise to consider the number of complaints on a company, not just the letter grade; (A lot of complaints may indicate customer service issues). BBB – to Check On Moving Companies

FMCSA Rights & Responsibilities brochure

Protect Your move brochure

Other State Mover Associations