Quality Moving to Every Corner of the Country

Once you have determined your long-distance move location, turn to Suddath to help you get there. With 100 years of long distance moving experience, no place is too far or too remote. Through efficient planning, trusted partners through United Van Lines and quality resources, we can take you anywhere you need to go.

Your long distance journey will be guided by your Suddath branch in Ft. Lauderdale along with strong United partner agents across the nation helping to facilitate your full move. Since no single moving company has the capacity for branches in every city in the country, Suddath has cultivated a decades-long relationship with America’s #1 van line and agent network, United Van Lines. Our partner networks offer 600 agent locations and service 180,000 moves annually. They are carefully evaluated, adhering to the same safety standards Suddath is known for.

United Network provides customers with top-rated, award-winning drivers and fully-vetted, trained crew members who exemplify the same values established by Suddath. You can be assured that your belongings will be handled with care and your long-distance move will go smoothly.

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A broad range of customizable services

Customizable moving services, experienced staff, and trusted partners support Suddath’s leadership status in the moving industry. We have been serving Fort Lauderdale and South Florida communities since 1952 with both local and long-distance moving needs.

Dedicated to providing top-quality, high-standard services related to moving, we are also proud of the full suite of value add-ons that lend to a unique, customer-centric experience, like:

  • Concierge moving with a single-point-of-contact to guide your moving process
  • Declutter services to help stage your home for a quick sale
  • Partnerships to help transport family pets
  • Real Estate Referral Programs for cash back rewards
  • Specialized solutions for moving unique items like fine art, instruments, antique collections and more

With 50,000 interstate moves per year, at Suddath we have learned to expect the unexpected. Over time, we have been called upon to devise solutions that address unique circumstances. Packing and crating specialty items (we’ve even moved Mickey Mouse) and offering resources to help make your move more eco-friendly highlight our innovative spirit and renewed commitment to thinking out of the box.

Making long distance moves less stressful

Moving is frequently noted as the third most stressful time in a person's life. Suddath’s goal is to simplify the moving process from the initial estimation process all the way to final delivery. Moving long distance is no small task. However, with your dedicated move coordinator focusing on all the moving details, you will have the time to attend to more personal matters associated with relocating to a new home in a new location.

Your customized moving plan will align with your schedule and budget. By performing a comprehensive home survey, either virtually or in-person, an experienced representative can properly assess the scope of your move by itemizing contents, planning for personnel and transportation requirements and accounting for any circumstances like needing specialized equipment or packing preparation.

This is extremely important because it allows Suddath to provide you with a binding quote so that your budget is one less item for you to worry about during such a busy time.

Long-Distance Moving FAQs

1. How should I vet a long-distance moving company?

Through plenty of research. First and foremost, confirm that the organization meets all compliance and regulation standards in the industry. The Better Business Bureau, user reviews from trusted sources such as Google, accreditations and positive recognition are all helpful resources. It is important to make sure that your moving company has a valid Department of Transportation (DOT) number on the FMSCA (Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration) official website, as this is a requirement for all commercial carrier vehicles.

When choosing a cross-country mover, it is also important to have a thorough quoting process. Home surveys are particularly important to get a realistic view of what the move will entail. We have compiled a list of things you may want to ask cross-country movers concerning the specific costs associated with a long-distance move.

In our blog here, we’ve shared a few more ways to ensure the legitimacy of a moving company, such as checking on online presence, industry recognition and more.

2. If I need storage at the last minute, can you provide that?

Yes, we can. In a move of any distance, but especially one with a long-distance destination, your moving company must be adaptable to manage any unforeseen circumstances. With Suddath, there is no need to stress when a change of plan arises.

Much like our 120,000-square foot storage warehouse in the Ft. Lauderdale area, we have similar facilities across the nation that accommodate short- and long-term storage needs quickly and efficiently.

Some features include:

  • Storage in transit (SIT) if your new destination isn't quite ready
  • Temperature-controlled storage
  • Climate-controlled storage option for humidity-sensitive items

3. How can I organize my household items for a long-distance move?

By managing 50,000 moves per year, Suddath has acquired a wealth of knowledge to assist customers with all kinds of moving questions. From using our detailed moving checklist that provides an overarching timeline for your entire move, to more detailed documentation such as moving with kids specifically, your dedicated move coordinator can help you devise a plan that works for you.

Getting your house organized is an important step. Determining which items will be relocating with you, what items you can sell, and what you can donate will help you pare down the contents for easier inventorying.

Understanding what can be transported on a moving truck is also helpful. By law, there are certain items that are considered “non-allowables” that we cannot load onto the truck. Things like paint, chemicals, flammables and more fall under this category. For a detailed list, check out our blog here.

4. Should I know anything about moving in the summer?

Summer is peak moving time for obvious reasons – lighter family schedules in some instances, minimal disruption to the school year when moving with kids, the ability to take more vacation time and pleasant weather (hopefully!). However, there are some things to consider when choosing a summer move:

  • Cost is a top factor – peak days in summer moves may cost more because of availability and demand. Being flexible with your dates could have a positive effect on your budget.
  • Weather, or hot summer weather in this case, can also pose some concerns, which may be magnified when moving throughout the southern region of the country (such as Ft. Lauderdale). Take necessary precautions to minimize any problems – make sure all your belongings are dry before they’re packed away (no damp towels or clothes) as well as considering the health of your family members. After all, moving is strenuous; the heat can certainly exacerbate that.

With Suddath’s origins being in the sunny, hot Florida climate, we can offer plenty of advice on summer month moves here.

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