LONG-DISTANCE MOVING SERVICES
Anyone who’s ever attempted to move over a long distance knows just how much stress this process can generate, even when it goes according to plan. And the stress factor can rise much higher for moves accompanied by delays, accidents or other setbacks. It’s no wonder that the success of a long-distance move depends largely on professionals who know how to avoid problems and arrive safely and on-time at their intended destinations.
Let the independent experts at Walsh Moving & Storage take the worry out of long-distance moves with verified services that meet the industry’s highest standards. Regardless of the size of your move or the distance to be traveled, our staff of trained professionals will take care of everything from initial packing to final unloading. With 50-plus years of experience and straightforward pricing, we work every day to eliminate guesswork, high costs and mishaps from your moving equation.
WHAT QUALIFIES AS A LONG-DISTANCE MOVE?
A long-distance move is usually defined as a move to a location more than 60 to 100 miles away. In some cases, the destination lies within the boundaries of the same state as the point of departure. However, in other cases, a long-distance move involves the crossing of state lines. Long-distance moves to destinations within California fall under the jurisdiction of state regulations. Moves to destinations outside of California fall under the jurisdiction of federal regulations.
At Walsh Moving, we specialize in long-distance moves for residents of the Long Beach area. Our services also cover other locations. In fact, we can accommodate moves anywhere in the continental U.S., regardless of their starting points or end destinations. No matter where you’re headed, use of a company you know and trust greatly enhances your sense of security and helps relieve the pressure of such a major life adjustment.
INTERSTATE MOVING REGULATIONS
The U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) issues nationwide regulations for movers who operate across state lines. All reputable carriers follow these regulations, which include:
· A requirement to carry up-to-date motor vehicle, liability and workers’ compensation insurance
· A requirement to register as interstate movers with the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration
· A requirement to obtain and display a company-specific, USDOT identification number that makes it possible to record and track all relevant safety information
Any company that does not follow USDOT rules stands in violation of federal law. Despite this fact, disreputable carriers throughout the country purposefully seek to avoid proper oversight.
Walsh Moving strictly adheres to all guidelines governing interstate moves. We invite all prospective clients to review our safety record and confirm our good standing for themselves. In addition, we offer extensive tips on what to look for when choosing your moving company.
PLANNING A LONG-DISTANCE MOVE
Very few things in life are as logistically challenging as planning a smooth, efficient long-distance move. In addition to choosing an experienced, reputable carrier to transport your precious belongings, things to place on your to-do list include:
· Determining the types of services needed to ensure a trouble-free move
· Finding a long-distance mover that offers those specific services
· Making provisions for the storage of items not included on the main trip to your destination
· Obtaining needed supplies such as wardrobe boxes and moving boxes
· Obtaining an accurate, comprehensive estimate for the cost of your move
No matter your destination or the size of your household, the professionals at Walsh Moving can help you plan for all your needs prior to the day of your long-distance move. Our available services cover the requirements of anyone moving to or from a private residence or apartment. If you need to store items before you travel, you can take advantage of the facilities at our dedicated storage warehouse. For safe packing, we supply items such as wardrobe boxes and moving blankets specially designed to protect your valuable furniture. In addition, we provide accurate, guaranteed price quotes for all moves. Just contact us by phone or fill out our online request form.
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MINIMUM WEIGHT LIMITS
Weight plays a big role in determining the cost of your long-distance move. When making arrangements, many providers impose a minimum weight limit of two tons (4,000 lbs) per load. This requirement can act as an artificial barrier that reduces your options as a consumer and increases the overall cost of your move.
Unlike other companies, Walsh Moving only requires a minimum load of 1,000 lbs for long-distance moves. This greatly reduced weight requirement makes it much easier to obtain just the amount of help you need to transport your belongings. It also makes it easier to control your costs and keep your logistical planning as straightforward as possible.
THE WALSH ADVANTAGE
Independent moving companies often provide a personal touch that helps ensure that your belongings arrive at their destination safe and sound. However, when it comes to long-distance trips, many independent movers don’t actually make the entire journey for you. Instead, they contract the services of a third-party provider who acts on their behalf. Even in the best of circumstances, the addition of this extra layer of services can lead to increased costs and unexpected complications. And in a worst-case scenario, it can lead to the unsafe transport of your belongings and damaged or lost items.
Walsh Moving is different than the average independent mover. Regardless of the distance to your end destination, our in-house staff personally transports your valuables and everyday items over every mile required to reach your destination. This approach guarantees that you’ll receive a high level of service that protects your belongings while providing accurate departure and arrival dates.
HOW TO ARRANGE SERVICES
When you choose Walsh Moving, you can arrange services for any location in the greater Los Angeles area. You can also arrange services for any other location. Once you’ve chosen your departure date, just give us a call. We’ll arrive on the appointed day with everything required to get your long-distance move under way. Depending on the amount of distance to be traveled, you can expect delivery in a timeframe of roughly three days to two weeks. For pickups at locations outside of greater L.A., we’ll need some extra time to arrive onsite for loading and transport. Keep this in mind when making your arrangements.
YOUR RELIABLE MOVING RESOURCE
Since 1964, Walsh Moving & Storage has specialized in the simplification of long-distance moves. Our enduring reputation for quality attests to our dedication and our commitment to transparency and honesty. Whether you’re moving a hundred miles or across the country, we’ll help make your journey a positive, trouble-free experience. Contact us today to begin making your arrangements.
I’m on a tight budget so it was important to get an estimate that was as accurate as possible with quality movers. Thomas at Walsh Moving took a detailed account of what I needed moved and explained their pricing and estimate well. They were extremely efficient and got the job done right. Competitively priced, detailed & accurate estimate, professional, and efficient. The final cost was $165 less than the estimate!
Jessica B – San Pedro, CA