Peace of Mind for Your Long-Distance Relocation

Suddath® has been providing award-winning long distance moving services in the United States for 100 years, and has been serving Los Angeles and southern California since 1991, even receiving an award from the City of La Mirada for our dedication to the community.

Our commitment to the very best customer service won us the AMSA Award, a BBB Rating standing at a strong at A+, and that’s not all. As a partner and the top booking agent for United Van Lines, we provide the reliability and coverage of the #1 mover in the U.S. and together we are the leader in long distance moving.

When moving long distances, you need someone by your side for every mile, looking out for the safety of your home and your belongings. When you choose Suddath, you choose a long-distance moving company that believes that your peace of mind is of the utmost importance.

We provide this peace of mind in several ways:

  • Every team member you will work with has passed our rigorous background check before ever working in a customer’s home
  • Each team member is educated and trained at Suddath University, our in-house training school in our moving and relocation practices
  • Every one of our drivers is background checked, drug screened and fully compliant with our safety standards, which are more stringent than what the Department of Transportation requires
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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.

A dedicated single-point-of-contact for your move

One of the biggest ways we provide peace of mind above and beyond other moving companies is by assigning all of our customers to a long distance move coordinator to help them with planning every stage of your move. In our century of experience in the moving business, we have found that having a single-point-of-contact handling every detail helps the move go smoothly for everyone.

Your long distance coordinator will help you choose the right services for you, create a checklist of things to do before moving day, and prepare everything needed for a quick and easy moving day, making sure everyone is working from the same moving plan.

Our move coordinators are set up for success by completing 25 hours in our in-house training center, and an additional 250 hours of mentored training in the field. From the moment you choose Suddath for your long distance move, we work to make sure you have the support and services you need for a stress-free move.

Flexible and secure short- and long-term storage

Our long-distance moving customers trust us with their most valuable possessions, even when they need to store them. Our storage facilities total over 3 million square feet across the country, and every one of those facilities is armed with 24/7 monitoring and climate control. Weather, theft, distance and time are all considered and protected against. Many of our warehouses, including the one in La Mirada, also store the possessions and goods of some of our commercial customers, so your storage experience will be up to those strict standards, but keeping to a household move budget.

Even if you didn’t initially plan to store your belongings, we know that long distance moving plans can change without notice. With warehouses all across the country, we can quickly and easily adapt to take care of your needs. Your move coordinator will work with you to decide if you need short- or long-term storage. Later, when you are ready to take receipt of your things, your coordinator will manage that process too.

Your long distance move coordinator is with you from the moment you choose Suddath until all of your things have made it to your new home.

Some of the other services we can help you schedule are:

  • Specialty moving for art collections, vehicles, pianos, antiques, and more
  • Planning for specialized packaging and crating
  • Schedule change management - even after your items have been picked up
  • Packing and unpacking

Long-Distance Moving FAQs

1. What are my options for a long-distance moving estimate?

We offer both in-home surveys and virtual walk-throughs to provide estimates for long distance moves.

A Suddath representative will go through your home with you room by room to assess what needs to be moved. They will perform the walkthrough at a time that is convenient for you. If you choose an in-home estimate, we will set an appointment with you at your home. If you prefer our virtual walkthrough, you will simply use your smartphone or tablet to give our team a video walk-through of your home.

Once the walk-through of your choice is complete, you will have two options:

  • A non-binding estimate - this estimate is based on the total weight of your shipment. Keep in mind that we will not know the exact weight until moving day when all your items are loaded onto the truck.
  • A binding estimate - the cost of your move is provided up front. So, if the final weight is above or below the estimate, you will only pay the rate we quoted to you.

2. How can I be sure I’m hiring a good long-distance moving company?

It’s an unfortunate reality of our business that is there are many moving companies who are not properly insured, especially for long-distance moves.

Perform online research through reputable, third-party websites. Once you have read through Google Reviews, visit the websites of 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 from the moving company. This can provide insight into how the company responds when their customers are unhappy with the services they received.

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.

Pay close attention to the quote process. All moving companies must perform a home walkthrough prior to the day of your move. It is not legal to provide a quote without the walkthrough. If a moving company is offering you pricing before performing a walkthrough, then they are not in compliance with the law. If the company is unwilling to commit to a specific price or if they offer vague pricing options, we recommend finding a different moving company in the Los Angeles area.

Finally, be sure to ask your mover for a record of all of the accreditations they have earned and the industry associations they have. Also, don’t forget to request their insurance information to 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.

3. What is valuation coverage, and do I really need it?

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.

4. How do I submit a claim if something is broken during my move?

It is our goal to make sure that the belongings we move for you always make it to their destination safely. Our drivers and operators spend time training at Suddath University in Jacksonville, Florida where they are trained on professional packing techniques, loading/unloading, safety instructions, and how to maneuver Los Angeles’ many highways safely, as well as roads and terrain across the country in every season of the year.

In the rare case that one of your items is damaged, your Suddath long distance move coordinator will be with you through the entire process. The coordinator will provide a claim form and walk you through each step of documenting your broken items. Once the form is completed, within 24 hours a Suddath claims representative will reach out to you.

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