Personalized Service to Remove Stress from Long-Distance Relocation

When moving long distances, you need someone by your side for every mile. Choosing Suddath® means choosing a long-distance moving company that believes in putting your peace of mind first.

Suddath assigns all customers to a dedicated long distance move coordinator who can help you plan at every stage to ensure your move goes smoothly. Your move coordinator will help you choose the best services for your needs, create your checklist of things to do before moving day, and keep you up to date on all of the details of your move.

Our move coordinators are set up for success with a minimum of 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.

Minneapolis/St. Paul

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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.



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.

Flexible services for every long-distance move

Your move coordinator will take the time to address your personal concerns, becoming a partner you can depend on throughout the moving process. They will tackle any challenges head-on and make taking care of you a top priority.

Your coordinator will even take the packing and unpacking tasks off your hands. We offer many services that can be arranged for you such as:

  • Moving and storage of fine art collections, vehicles, pianos, antiques, and more
  • Plan specialized packaging and crating
  • Arrange storage of your items until your new home is ready
  • Manage schedule changes- even after your items have been picked up
  • Coordinate any of our other Long Distance Moving Services

Even the process of getting an estimate is designed with options to accommodate your personal preferences. When you’re ready to start the process, we give you two options to choose from:

  • An in-person walkthrough
  • A virtual walkthrough, done with your smart device

The walkthrough you choose will be booked around your schedule, so there’s no need to miss work or rearrange your agenda.

With a century of experience, there won’t be any surprises that your Suddath team hasn’t managed before. From the challenges of Minnesota weather to any unique items you may need expertly moved, we are equipped to navigate every turn during your long-distance relocation.

Worried about last-minute changes? Suddath has a proven track record of exceeding customer expectations. But don’t take our word for it, ask our Minneapolis customers who tell their stories in our Google reviews -- or ask the Minnesota Vikings, who trusted us to move the organization from Winter Park into its new headquarters in Eden Prairie.

How we protect your belongings and peace of mind

It’s important to know that your possessions are being protected and valued every step of the way during a long-distance move. Suddath is proud to provide fully-vetted and background checked drivers who are trained at Suddath University where they learn how to safely transport your belongings.

We know that the things you’ve worked your whole life for are valuable. That’s why we make it a top priority to provide peace of mind and safe delivery of the items that make your house a home.

Suddath has been providing award-winning long distance moving services in the United States for 100 years. We received the AMSA Award for our commitment to excellent customer service, have maintained a BBB Rating of A+, and we are a longtime partner and Top Booking Agent for United Van Lines, providing the reliability and coverage of the #1 mover in the U.S. It’s this depth of experience and our commitment to putting our customers first that makes moving long distance with Suddath a top choice all over the country.

Every team member you interact with has passed our rigorous background check before ever working on a customer’s move. Each Suddath team member is also educated at Suddath University. While in school, they receive in-depth training and education in logistics, moving, and relocation. It’s part of what makes us one of the highest rated long-distance movers in Minneapolis.

Long-Distance Moving FAQs

1. How do I get a long-distance moving estimate?

We offer both in-home surveys and virtual walk-throughs to provide estimates for long distance moves. A Suddath team member will go through your home with you room by room to assess what needs to be moved. They will perform the walk-through 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 walk-through, 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.

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

This is an important question to ask. It’s unfortunate, but the reality is that there are many moving companies that are not properly insured, especially for long-distance moves.

The first step is to 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 Minneapolis area.

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.

Finally, be sure to ask your mover for a record of all of the accreditations they have earned and the industry associations they have. And, 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. 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.

4. When should I start my moving process?

Ideally, we recommend that you begin the process no later than two months before your desired move date. It’s not uncommon for things to change once you begin the process and starting in advance will give you plenty of time to manage any unexpected issues or developments.

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

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