Austin’s Leading Long-Distance Mover
Experience matters when hiring a long distance moving company. With over 40 years serving Texas, and 100 years of long distance moving experience since opening our doors, Suddath® can move you to or from Austin, TX to wherever you need to go across the country. Through our trusted partners in the United Van Lines agency pool, efficient move planning and quality resources, no corner of the country is too far or too remote.
Simplifying the moving process. From the first time you reach out for a moving estimate all the way through to when we deliver to your new home, our team is here to make the cross-country moving process as simple as possible. We want you focus on your new home, and not the stressful details of moving.
Our breadth of service means that no matter what you need, packing, storage, or specialty services, we can easily and swiftly accommodate. This means that no matter what your moving journey holds, Suddath can take care of the details.
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LONG-DISTANCE MOVING SERVICES
Top Agent for United Van Lines
Working through our strong partnerships with United Van Lines partner agents across the nation, Suddath can easily facilitate your cross-country move and maintain the highest standards throughout. Since no single moving company has locations in every city in the country, Suddath has cultivated a decades-long relationship with United Van Lines, America’s #1 van line and agent network. With 600 agent locations and 180,000 moves serviced annually, all of our partners adhere to the same high safety and quality standards Suddath is known for.
United Network provides customers with access to the nation’s top-rated, award-winning drivers and fully-vetted, trained crew members. With Suddath and United at the helm of your move, you can rest assured your belongings will be handled with care.
Easy Long-Distance Moving Quote
A home survey is important not only for a moving company to give you an accurate quote, but it’s the best time for you to evaluate the professionalism and expertise of the interstate moving company. No matter what company you choose, moving long distance is not cheap. You want to choose a trustworthy moving company where you can get the most value for your money.
Any experienced long-distance moving company in Austin will perform a home survey, either virtually or in-person, with an experienced representative can properly assess the scope of your long-distance move. This allows us to give you a full, binding and accurate quote, as well as ensuring everything goes smoothly on moving day. The survey is a quick, simple process, and is your opportunity to assess the expertise of the moving company.
Long-Distance Austin Move Coordinators
Suddath has been trusted to move thousands of people and families cross country in our century-long history. When you’re moving long distance, it’s critical to have a knowledgeable and experienced partner helping you through the journey. We remain a top-rated Austin moving company because we’ve proven to be that trusted partner.
One of the ways we provide stellar service is by assigning each long-distance moving customer a move coordinator. This trained and experienced team member will act as your single point of contact throughout your relocation, advising you on everything from packing to planning. They will make sure all the smaller details – like non-allowables that can’t be placed on the moving truck – are flagged for you before moving day.
Secure Storage in Austin
If your long-distance moving journey requires the storage of your items, Suddath can easily and quickly assist. Whether it be short-term, while you stage your home to sell, or long-term, where you use Suddath’s professional storage while you’re living out of state for a few years, our customizable long-distance moving storage services can easily adapt to your needs. We are able to provide secure storage options for any number of items, including specialty options for delicate items such as art, wine collections or antiques.
SPECIALIZED LONG-DISTANCE MOVING SERVICES
We can expertly handle transportation of your motorcycle during your cross-country move, if the journey doesn’t include taking it out on the open road.
Pianos are beloved items in our home, and our long-distance piano movers are specially trained to ensure yours makes it safely and undamaged into your new home.
Some unique or delicate items require custom crating to ensure they can travel safely to your new home. Suddath can expertly construct a crate to properly protect them.
Moving doesn’t have to be disruptive – Suddath can handle moving for you, with a dedicated concierge coordinating needs such as cleaning services, packing, storage and even new home landscaping.
LONG-DISTANCE MOVING RESOURCES
AUSTIN LONG-DISTANCE MOVERS FAQ
Suddath offers both in-home surveys and virtual walk-throughs to provide easy estimates for cross-country moves.
During a home survey, a Suddath representative will go with you through your home room by room to assess what needs to be moved. The walkthrough will be arranged for a 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.
The most important resource you have at your disposal is research. Look for these elements to ensure a moving company is reputable:
• Read third-party Google reviews for “Best Austin Moving Companies”
• Reviews from independent organizations like the Better Business Bureau (“BBB”). They can verify that the long-distance moving companies you are considering are established and accredited.
• Don’t just look at positive reviews – see if the company responds to complaints, as this shows how they handle conflict when issues do arise.
• Verify that your long-distance 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.
• Ensure they have a thorough quote process. While “instant” quotes are good for getting an idea for your budget, any reputable mover should require a home survey to ensure a proper moving plan.
Our team has put together a list of things you may want to ask interstate movers in Austin, TX concerning the specific costs associated with a long-distance move. We have also shared a few more ways to ensure the legitimacy of a moving company, such as checking on online presence, industry recognition and more.
After moving people for over a century, and managing an average of 50,000 moves per year, Suddath knows almost everything there is to know about moving.
We’ve used that expertise to compile a detailed moving checklist that will give you a good timeline for your move, with tasks to accomplish each week leading up to moving day. This is also why we provide each customer with a move coordinator who can help answer questions and direct you in ways that make your move easier.
Understanding what you want to bring is important, but probably most important is knowing early on what you’re not bringing. Moves are priced by the weight of what is being shipped, so purging and organizing can not only be helpful, but it can save you money as well.
Knowing what can’t come with you is also helpful. By law, there are certain items that are considered “non-allowables” that we cannot safely (or legally) load onto the truck. Things like paint, chemicals, flammables and more fall under this category. For a detailed list, check out our blog here.
You will be automatically provided with a standard $0.60 per lb. valuation, free of charge. This means that if a 1 lb. item is broken or damaged, you would be compensated $0.60. 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 interstate 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.