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From home moving and commercial relocation to distributing products around the globe, Suddath’s goal is to be the easiest and most reliable company to work with, delivering expert results with a personal touch.

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100 Years

Moving people, businesses and products since 1919

Two Story House

80,000 Moves

Trusted to move over 80,000 residences each year

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#1 Mover

America’s largest commercial mover

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3 million sq. ft

All the warehouse space you need, across 30+ locations

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4.8/5 Rating

Consistently high ratings through Google reviews

Trusted for 100 Years

For over a century, our customers have trusted Suddath to get them where they need to go. Founded in 1919 with just two mules and a cart, Suddath has grown into one of the top residential, commercial and military moving and logistics companies in the U.S.

MOVING & LOGISTICS SERVICES

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Home Moving

From local and long-distance moving to relocating abroad, Suddath has you covered with the proven experience, reach and range of services to take you where you need to go. Our highly trained and vetted moving staff takes care of you and your property at every step to ensure a high-quality move and the most stress-free experience possible.  

Local Moving

Long-Distance Moving

International Moving

Business Solutions

Whether it’s moving your business, optimizing your supply chain or relocating employees around the world, Suddath’s highly trained, professional experts leverage our industry-leading technologies and services to give our customers greater visibility and control, reducing overall cost and minimizing disruption to your business, employees and supply chain.

Commercial Moving

Logistics

Employee Relocation

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Suddath News

News December 1, 2022
Suddath is FIDI FAIM Certified

Suddath renewed for the FIDI Accredited International Mover (FAIM) Quality Assurance re-certification, the only global recognized quality certification for international moving and relocation services companies.

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News November 7, 2022
As Featured in Mobility Magazine
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News October 11, 2022
UNF and Suddath Launch New Logistics IT Solutions Lab
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MOVING COMPANY FAQ

How much does a moving company typically cost?

The cost of a reputable moving company can range anywhere from a few hundred dollars to a few thousand, depending on the size and complexity of the move. Some of the factors that can affect the price of your move are the weight and volume of the load, the locations of your old house and the new one, and any optional moving services you require.

When you trust Suddath with your move, you'll have access to a variety of flexible moving and storage services customized to meet your needs. After getting an online moving quote, someone from our team will contact you to schedule either an in-person walkthrough or a virtual one. This crucial step is to ensure the accuracy of the final quote. We encourage you to get quotes from a few companies for comparison, but you'll find that our pricing is competitive. Most importantly, with everything we provide with our services, employee training and availability, Suddath is a good value in the industry.

What is a full-service move?

In the moving industry, a full-service move typically refers to a relocation that includes the following services: The moving company packs up all of your belongings, loads them onto a moving truck, and transports the load to your new home. When they arrive, they'll unload everything and place your items exactly where you want them – they'll even unpack the boxes for you.

Some moving customers choose to do their own packing and unpacking and let the moving company do the rest. This type of move is also sometimes referred to as "full-service," but costs less than a move that includes complete packing and unpacking services.
When you contact Suddath, we'll go over all of your options with you and help you plan a move that fits your budget and personal preferences.

How much do local movers usually cost?

The short answer is it depends. But local moves understandably tend to cost less than long-distance ones. Your local moving estimate is based mainly on weight and volume, since the distance is only a small variable due to a 50-mile cutoff for most local moves.

As a general rule, local movers determine the price of the move by the size of the load and other factors unrelated to the exact distance. For example, many local movers charge by the hour. That said, the location of your home may still be a factor since pricing tends to vary by region.
If you're wondering how much your move will cost with Suddath, reach out for a fast, accurate quote.

What is considered a "local move"?

A local move is often defined as any move under 50 miles. For example, if you were to move from Fort Worth, Texas, to nearby Dallas, your move would be classified as "local" since the two cities are only 32 miles apart. The 50-mile threshold is one-way, so a local move encompasses a rather large radius.

When you need to move locally, keep in mind that Suddath is more than just a local mover. We are an international moving company with over 100 years of experience and more than 16 locations in the U.S. We can manage any type of move you need to make and customize our services to your particular needs.

How much do long-distance movers cost?

The price of a long-distance move could be in the low to mid-thousands. The actual price of the move will be determined by key questions that you'll answer during the quoting process, such as where you are moving from, your destination, how many rooms your home has, whether you have items that need special handling, etc. Then, we'll finalize that quote after doing a walkthrough of your home, so you won't have to worry about surprises on moving day.

In general, the price for long-distance movers is primarily determined by distance, but the volume of the load may also be a significant factor, especially if you have a sizeable home. For more specific information, contact Suddath today for a no-hassle moving quote.

What is considered long-distance for movers?

When a move spans more 50 miles but still takes place within the continental United States, it's generally considered a long-distance move. A long-distance move could involve moving to a distant city within the same state, or it could mean crossing one or more state lines.

The other distance categories in the moving industry are "local moves" (under 50 miles) and "overseas" or "international moves," which involve crossing the ocean and/or an international border. So, whether you're in need of long-distance movers, local movers, or international movers, Suddath has you covered. We even specialize in commercial moving and corporate moving.

How much does moving internationally cost?

With an international move, the price is determined by factors including the container size, whether or not the container will be shared, and the selected mode of transportation. A seasoned international moving company like Suddath will help you choose an appropriate container and will arrange to have your items transported by land, air, sea, or a combination of those. If you go with us, we can even help arrange for specialty services such as pet relocation and vehicle relocation.

When you choose Suddath as your international mover, you may find that our services are more affordable than you expect. Not only will we get you a good deal on shipping, but we'll support you in any way we can along the way. For example, we'll work on your behalf if any vendor charges don't match up with the original scope.

We'll also let you know what kind of paperwork you'll need and which items you are and are not allowed to ship. Once we pack up your items, we'll arrange to have them transported as efficiently as possible. One of the things that set Suddath apart from other movers is that we assign you a personal move counselor to guide you through the entire international moving process.

Since we are also a large commercial moving and logistics company with a trusted network of global partners, we're prepared to move you virtually anywhere in the world. With Suddath's connections and the many options available to us, it's no wonder we are a top-rated international movers.

How do I choose an international moving company?

Relocating to another country is a serious undertaking, and there's a lot that can go wrong. If you're planning an international move, it's vital to choose reliable movers with a proven track record and extensive experience with this kind of move. Ask a potential mover how long they've been in business, how much experience they have with international moves, and what credentials they hold as international movers.

Unfortunately, moving companies that mainly handle domestic moves can end up causing unnecessary delays due to their inexperience. Experienced companies know that items need to be packed a certain way, all paperwork must be in order, and certain items cannot be shipped to your destination country. Hiring a moving company with customs clearance experience to pack your items is vital because it will ensure they are ready for customs.

Suddath has been in business for more than 100 years and has numerous industry accreditations and affiliations. We understand the often-intricate logistics associated with an overseas move and have experience in navigating issues that people newer to this industry may not be aware of. Our expert moving team can minimize your stress by handling the packing and shipping and also manage the risks associated with this type of move.

What is the price of a commercial move?

No set price exists for a commercial move. One of the highest costs, though, accrues because of lost revenue associated with business interruption of production or service. To keep those costs as low as possible, work with highly efficient, experienced commercial movers who will streamline the process.

Actual costs charged by a commercial moving firm usually depend upon the amount of planning required; prep time; and the weight and volume of transported goods. Another factor: the number of hours involved in the move, which means you’ll once again benefit from a streamlined timeframe.

To help you achieve that, Suddath uses award-winning technology that provides faster, more accurate estimates and also reduces the time involved in the move—and we’re the only commercial movers with that technology. Here are ways to contact our commercial moving moving pros to get started.

How do I receive the best logistics during my move?

Your business will benefit by choosing a large logistics company because you’ll have more resources and expertise at your fingertips. You’ll receive that from Suddath along with the benefits typically associated with smaller logistics firms: responsiveness and flexibility. In other words, you’ll get the best of both worlds with our global logistics company because of how we leverage the resources of our large company while keeping a small company feel for our customers.

What are preparation tips for an employee doing a corporate move?

From an employee’s perspective, if you’re relocating, you can start sorting through your belongings four to six weeks before the move. Assess whether you can donate or discard rarely used items to de-clutter. You can also verify what’s covered in your relocation package; they often include professional packing and unpacking services, which will reduce the amount of prep work you’d need to do. In that case, experts recommend taking an inventory of your belongings, paring down what you don’t need and then organizing the rest.

Most likely, your employer has arranged for your move with a reputable moving company. When you know you’re being relocated, your employer should put you in touch with their corporate movers. By planning well in advance of the move, they can help with preparing and then executing your relocation. By choosing Suddath as your corporate movers, you will have a dedicated employee relocation specialist to assist you throughout the process. And Suddath offers great resources to prepare for a move if you’re ready to get started.

Why should our company choose Suddath for our corporate relocation?

Suddath’s streamlined corporate moving processes and complete solutions means that we’ll get your employees seamlessly relocated. They can get settled into their new roles quickly, contributing their talents to your company in their new location. Because of our dedicated single point of care approach, your employees will have a guide every step of the way, providing peace of mind during the move. Please contact us for your corporate moving needs.

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