TRUSTED LONG-DISTANCE MOVING SINCE 1919

Long-Distance Moving Made Easy

Moving is the third most stressful time in a person’s life. Our goal is to simplify the moving process from the initial estimation process all the way to final delivery. All cross-country moves are supported by a dedicated move coordinator, so you can focus more on your new home and less on the move.

Taking care of you and your items during your interstate move. We care about our customers and work to ensure you have the best long-distance moving experience. Feel confident knowing we are a trusted and experienced long-distance moving company, with staff trained for over 250 hours in our in-house facility and equipped to protect your belongings and property. Our cross-country movers take care of you at every step, taking extra precautions in your home and providing specialized packaging and crating as needed.

Trusted for 100 years. With over a century of long-distance moving experience, and access to United Van Line’s vast network of top tier moving partners, our long-distance movers can move you anywhere you need to go in North America. No place is too far or too remote, and we use efficient planning and logistics to ensure you get your items in the time frame you need them.

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100 YEARS

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54,000

domestic home moves

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for United Van Lines

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THE SUDDATH ADVANTAGE

Packing and Unpacking Services for Long-Distance Moves

With our full-service packing team, you can get the assistance you need to get your cross-country move prepped and ready to go, without any of the sweat equity. We use only the best materials and techniques, and employ experienced, background-checked and well-trained professionals who are charged with packing your home.

If you don’t have the time to pack your home yourself, the full-service option takes the stress off you while we handle it all. We also offer partial and DIY packing to meet your budget and needs – this means that we will only pack the items you tell us to. Regardless of what you pack yourself, we will carefully blanket wrap all your furniture and expertly load your items so they’re safe for your new destination.

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Short- and Long-Term Storage Options

Not sure what's going and what's staying? With 3 million square feet of warehouse space across the country, we offer secure, climate-controlled household goods storage to keep your personal belongings secure for as long as you need.

In certain locations where the climate necessitates it, we even offer temperature-controlled storage, which means Suddath has the capabilities to store even delicate items like art, antiques or wine collections. No matter what goods you’re storing, our team can pack, move and store with white-glove care.  

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Concierge, White-Glove Moving Services

High-end clients are accustomed to the finer things in life, so why not hire a cross-country moving company experienced with high-end residences and more-demanding moves?

At Suddath, every move is assigned a dedicated move manager to take care of you at every step. We are experienced at handling specialty items such as pianos, art, antiques and wine collections, and take extra precautions to ensure your property and valuable possessions are treated with the highest level of care. We only provide highly-trained moving teams who are background checked and experienced in high-end moves. We also provide a range of concierge services to ensure your experience is as stress-free as possible as you transition between homes. 

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EASY SMARTPHONE VIDEO ESTIMATES

The most precious resource we all have is time. Planning a move between work and family commitments can add to the stress of what may already be a time-consuming process. Our goal is to be the easiest moving company to do business with. Our virtual moving estimate tool provides more convenience, transparency and protection.

SPECIALIZED MOVING SERVICES

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Automobile Moving

During a long-distance move, time might not allow you to check a cross-country road trip off your list just yet. Suddath will make sure your vehicle gets to your new destination.

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Pet Moving

We know your pets are like family. Suddath makes sure moving your pet long-distance is a stress-free experience, working with our trusted partner providers.

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Custom Crating

Unique items or items that are particularly delicate, fragile or irregularly sized, may require their own tailored, custom crates built to protect these types of items. Our team consists of experts who will take measurements and build a crate to spec to protect these items.

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Piano Moving

Suddath has trained experts who understand every piece of wood, ivory, and steel your piano is made from. We understand how damaging moisture and unnatural positioning can be to your instrument and know-how to safeguard against them.

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Our Locations

We make all markets accessible through over 20 owned locations and vetted partnerships in more than 150 countries. We can streamline your processes and deliver your products when and where they need to go around the globe.

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LONG-DISTANCE MOVING FAQ

What does it mean to be an agent of United Van Lines?

Contrary to what you might think, United Van Lines isn’t its own moving company. Rather, it’s represented across the country by independently owned “agents,” who work together in a partnership to fulfill long-distance moves across state lines and give us unlimited reach across the country.

For example, while Suddath may have a local branch out of the city you’re moving from, we may reach out to a trusted United network partner to help fulfill the second half of the move – supplying a local crew to move your belongings into your new home. Because that company is also a United agent, we can be sure that they follow the same stringent training, safety and licensing regulations.

Do I need valuation coverage for my cross country move?

We always recommend you check with your homeowner’s insurance first. While we probably have the best trained long-distance movers in the industry, and offer a standard $0.60 per pound, that may not cover the full value of many items. Having extra protection is something you should consider – we don’t think you’ll need it, but an educated consumer is a wise consumer.
 
Learn more about valuation coverage in our blog post.

What are my different options for a moving estimate? How can you simplify the quote process for me?

All the moving estimates are no-cost and no-obligation. Whether you call-in or use our option for a virtual walkthrough using your smartphone, a salesperson will go through your home with you, assess what your needs are, and give you a couple of choices. We look at your move, your budget, the particulars of your move, and then we present what we think is going to work best for you.

Can my possessions be temporarily stored with Suddath? If so, what are the differences between short-term and long-term storage?

Suddath has 3 million square feet within state-of-the-art facilities across the U.S. with probably the best security systems in the industry. We have ambient storage, we have climate-controlled storage. We have a variety of options that will allow someone to work within their budget and make sure that if there are any special requirements, we have the logistical ability to handle it.

The main difference between short and long-term, or permanent, storage is the timeframe in which your household items will be stored. It’s important to remember that for interstate moves, your storage time may cap at 180 days. In either case, your items will be stored in a fully enclosed vault within a warehouse. With vault storage, our warehouse staff will pad wrap your valuables and carefully store them in the container.

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How do you select and hire your long-distance moving teams? Do you use your own people, or do you contract some work?

The best security in terms of your home and belongings is a well-educated, well-trained driver and crew. We train intensively through the Suddath University program, which is on-site in Jacksonville, FL.
 
As a cross-country moving company, we use a combination of our own employees and contractors. The contractors are full-time, 100% dedicated to us. There’s a vetting process for any crew member or driver, and we assess driving records, perform background checks, as well as assessing the number of years’ experience, safety records, and quality scores to determine eligibility to work with Suddath.
 
Once someone, employee or contractor, begins to work with us, we put them through over 250 hours of in-house Suddath University training to ensure they are current with our methods, as well as all industry standards. Learn more about our training and certifications, as well as Suddath University.

Moving can be stressful, especially when it’s a long-distance move. What can you do to make it easier and simpler for me?

Suddath is basically a one-stop-shop. We can help you find the realtor; we can give you the estimates that fit your budget, we can give you the packing materials, informational videos on packing, moving and more. We’re a very consultative organization and provide support and visibility to your items every step of the way. We are not a high-pressure sale and, more than anything, we can make sure that our crews have the empathy and experience to work with you in what can be a challenging process.

Learn more about what you should be looking for in a long-distance moving company.

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