A Century of Trusted Long-Distance Moving Services

Suddath® has been moving customers in, out and around Jacksonville since 1919. When we first started moving, we had two mules and a cart working alongside our trucks, since many roads in Jacksonville weren’t paved yet.

Today, as one of Florida’s most active relocation areas, Jacksonville residents can continue to rely on Suddath as a long-distance moving company with the experience, manpower, and resources to handle every need. We also actively contribute to the Jacksonville community, including with local organizations like K9s for Warriors and Dreams Come True, from our base on the South Bank. Our dedication to our values shows in this work as well as our local awards -- including being a continual winner of the Florida Times-Union’s Bold City Best competition for Best Moving Company.

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Our goal is to be the easiest moving company to work with. To get started, select one of three methods to obtain a moving quote that fits within your schedule and level of effort.

 

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Give us a call and we’ll help you determine the best option to get a free move estimate that fits your lifestyle and schedule.

Personalized service to relieve long-distance moving stress

We’re able to provide such personalized and highly-rated long distance moving services to the First Coast through one of our most valuable team resources: dedicated long-distance moving coordinators. When moving long distances, you need someone by your side who can answer every question and stand behind every answer. Suddath assigns all customers to a long distance move coordinator who is available as your single-point-of-contact to organize your moving services and reduce the stress that a big move can bring.

Our move coordinators come to you fully prepared to meet every need that may come up in the process of a long-distance move. They are armed with 25 hours of training in our own in-warehouse training center located off Baymeadows Road, and an additional 250 hours of mentored training in the field -- and that is just to start. Most Suddath move coordinators have been with us for years, helping their share of the 50,000 customers we move long-distance every year.

From your first call to us here in Jacksonville to the safe delivery of your belongings in your new location, the same long-distance moving coordinator will be available and ready to serve you.

It’s hard to compete with more than a century of experience. That’s why Suddath long distance moving coordinators are the best in the industry. They will always take the time to learn your needs and address your concerns, becoming a partner you can depend on throughout the moving process. Whether your biggest concerns are timeliness or moving a collection of fine art, our coordinators are there to help.

Flexible services for any moving budget

Unlike other moving companies, Suddath has the breadth of service to help our customers with every aspect surrounding a long-distance move.

We offer services like a declutter program for staging your current home, and storage options if your goods aren’t ready to make the journey with you, but we also want to reduce the expense of moving. One of the ways we do this is by helping reduce costs through the reuse of certain materials; for example, TV boxes, bins, and rental wardrobes. By returning these items at the end of your move, you’ll receive a reduction on the overall cost of your move.

Moving long distance also comes with an entire set of needs and challenges that many movers do not think about or offer to customers.

At Suddath, we know that your move is as unique as you are. That’s why we offer a wide variety of services that fit any budget and every move.

  • Moving and storage of fine art collections, vehicles, pianos, antiques, and more
  • Different levels of packing and unpacking services
  • Award-winning storage services
  • Management of schedule changes- even after your items have been picked up
  • Coordinate any of our other Long Distance Moving Services

We have even designed the process of getting an estimate with options to accommodate your personal preferences. When you’re ready to start the process, you’ll have two options to choose from:

We know that moving outside of Jacksonville will require you to leave your local friends and family behind. That is why we make sure organizing your moving services takes up as little time as possible, so you can spend precious time with your local community before your move.

Long-Distance Moving FAQs

1. What steps should I take in hiring a reputable long-distance moving company?

We are glad you are looking to perform some due diligence and make sure you’re choosing the right moving company for you. It is an unfortunate reality that some moving companies are not properly insured or do not hire and train their crews well enough to handle a long-distance move. However, if you follow the advice below, you should be able to determine which companies are following the laws designed to protect you and your belongings.

One simple process that can begin to shed light on a company’s business practices is their process for providing a quote. All moving companies must perform a home walkthrough prior to the day of your move. Only after this walkthrough is it legally acceptable to give customers a moving quote. If the moving company offers you pricing before performing a walkthrough, then they are not in compliance with the law. If the pricing is vague or if the company is unwilling to commit to a specific number, we recommend finding a different moving company in the Jacksonville area.

Another important step in verifying the quality of a moving company is to perform online research through reputable, third-party websites. Start with simply checking out the company’s Google Reviews. Next, check with independent organizations like the Better Business Bureau (“BBB”). They can verify that the companies you are considering are established and accredited. The BBB website provides access to complaints and responses, so you can see if and how the company responds to customer concerns.

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, or FMCSA, is another valuable source of information. This organization’s job is to make sure that all commercial carrier vehicles that meet certain requirements have a Department of Transportation (DOT) number. Once you have the DOT number, head over to the FMCSA website and look up the moving company’s compliance. You can also ask the moving company directly for their (DOT) number.

We also recommend that you ask your mover for a record of all of the accreditations they have earned and what industry associations they belong to. Lastly, request their insurance information and be sure it’s up to date. Any reputable moving company is accustomed to supplying this information to its customers and will do so willingly.

2. How far in advance should I hire a moving company?

Ideally, we recommend that you begin the process no later than two months before your desired move date.

Have less time than that before you need to move? You’re in the right place. Suddath has over 100 years of experience helping Jacksonville customers and their families move long distances. We can help you navigate your timeline with an optimized move plan, organized by your dedicated move coordinator.

3. What is your claims process?

In the rare case that one of your items is damaged, your Suddath local move coordinator will be with you through the entire process. Our drivers and operators spend time training at our own training facility, Suddath University, located right here in Jacksonville, Florida. There, we train them on our time-tested professional packing techniques, loading/unloading, safety instructions, and how to greet customers and make the experience a positive one.

Should you find that an item is damaged during the move, your coordinator will provide a claim form and walk you through each step of documenting your broken items. Once the form is completed, your coordinator will have a claims representative will reach out to you within 24 hours.

3. Do I need valuation coverage?

You will be automatically provided with a $0.60 per lb. valuation, free of charge. However, we are happy to provide additional valuation coverage to every customer that wants more protection. One thing you should keep in mind is that valuation coverage is not insurance. In order to procure insurance for your move, you will need to work through a licensed insurance company.

Learn more about your valuation coverage options in our blog post on the subject.

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