Before the advent of Industrialization, the rural and farming community moved and relocated to a new place in times of natural calamities like drought, floods, pestilence, or wars. But due to Industrialization, growing families, and shrinking incomes, individuals had to seek opportunities in cities and towns, sometimes thousands of miles away. In modern times, with almost half the population of a country involved with high-paying jobs, transfers to another city, thousands of miles away, may be necessary, in return for a promotion and better pay. But a family settled in one place for years always has to consider the move carefully and plan properly to ensure the proper long distance moving of their possessions.
There are long distance moving companies available all over the United States, and any of these experienced long distance movers can assist a family in ensuring that their possessions reach the destination safely. A few decades ago, families tended to hire local truckers and trucking companies to shift their household goods and possessions to the new place, which could be thousands of miles away. Sometimes, this resulted in the drivers losing their way and not reaching on time for not being familiar with the routes. But now, long distance moving companies have their fleet of trucks fitted with GPS tracking, and they also train their drivers properly.
Whether a family is moving to a new place a few hundred miles within the state, or across state lines to another city in another state far away, it is always better to hand over the responsibility of transporting your possessions to long distance movers, rather than trying to manage it your self and trying to save a few bucks. Long distance moving companies consider a move to a different state, or 100 miles within the state, as long distance moving, and this is priced differently from a move within 100 miles. The cost of moving is based on the distance that the goods are transported, and the total weight of the household items. There is no way that people can estimate all their properties and possessions combined weight, but movers will provide an estimate.
There are many different people involved in moving your household goods and shifting your prized possessions. The first person a family contacts is the ‘Booking Agent’ – the long distance moving companies representative or agency that is responsible for managing and moving your goods. Verify the quality of service, and not just the Quote and price of the long distance movers.
Another individual you may encounter is the ‘Origin Agent’, who may also be the booking agent, will provide you with information on the number of boxes that will be required to pack your belongings, the estimated cost of moving, the number of crew that will be required for packing, and for loading the trucks or vans, storage at the destination, etc. All this information, price estimate, and estimated time lines are important to make a properly planned move. If you are doing this the first time, and have no one to ask for advice and guidance, it is doubly important to do it right, and learn from the experience, as it may be required in the future too. Glean as much information as you can from the booking agent for the long distance moving companies.
The ‘Van operator’ or ‘Truck driver’ too is involved, and is responsible for safely transporting the goods. He/She is responsible for preparing the inventory of items in the house, hiring and supervising the individuals to pack and load the goods, and unloading the goods at the destination, safely transporting the goods to the destination, and getting the household items unloaded and reassembled at the new home, or placing the goods in storage if you require. All long distance movers are experienced at this, but you just have to make sure that you get your moneys worth, and are not cheated by fly-by-night operators. It is better to hire the services of established long distance moving companies, with experience, to move your household goods.
A final individual you may encounter is the ‘Destination Agent’ who provides the crew to unload the van/truck, and place your household items inside the new home in the proper place. The agent may also be responsible for temporary storage, if you are arriving a few days later. The agent is also responsible for informing the booking agent if anything untoward happens. If you find anything amiss or damage to the goods, or some item missing from the Inventory, you can always file a claim for loss or damage. But all said and done, hiring the services of reputed long distance movers is better than the trials and tribulations of trying long distance moving of household goods your self.
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