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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TRUST GOES A LONG WAY
My move went incredibly well. Otis and Tony were very professional, on time and incredibly helpful to provide our belongings. I can’t thank them enough for a very positive experience.
The Villages, FL
Supper Happy, Crews have been awesome!
Tampa/St. Petersburg, FL
The Move Went excellent on both ends . Bob Laprestie was our Driver & was Outstanding . He Made Sure our Household belongings were Properly Wrapped , Packed & Handled with Extreme Care like it was is own Property. The Teams he used worked hard &Efficient Towards Zero Breakage & Zero Damages under Bob’s Supervision on both ends. When I have to Move again I will use Bob again ! This was his 2nd time moving my wife & I.
Tampa/St. Petersburg, FL
This was my first long-distance move and I’m happy to say that it went very smoothly. Joaquin Guzman provided me with stellar service from beginning to end. He provided me with an accurate quote based on a video walk-through of my home. He answered all of my questions in a timely manner and with utmost professionalism. When the delivery date of my belongings looked like it was going to be delayed longer than anticipated, both Joaquin and move coordinator Dianna Smoltz sprung into action and managed to secure a firm delivery date within the promised delivery window. That was a huge relief and I’m very appreciative of all of their help. Overall, I can’t imagine my interstate move going any better or smoother than it actually did. I’m very happy and satisfied with the service I received from everyone at United Van Lines and Suddath. I’ll definitely use their services again the next time I need to move my entire household.
Los Angeles, CA
Simply amazing! Three very professional employees working relentlessly to get my house set up.
From Deb Hicks to Madison Newmes to Bill ( the driver), it was my easiest move ever and I have transferred over 7 times. This being the first time I moved myself, I was very pleasantly surprised at how efficient and easy it went. Highly satisfied customer, thank you
Tampa/St. Petersburg, FL
very professional took their time with packing everything and making sure things were taken care of before loading it to the truck. Made sure I knew what was going on every step of the way.
great customer service. Punctual and professional
Efficient, polite, and very good. I’ve had 9 pcs moves and these are the best packers yet.
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.
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.
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.
SPECIALIZED MOVING SERVICES
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.
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.
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.
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.
FEATURED NEWS AND INFO
As you work with your mover, you’ll be introduced to new concepts and terms. From selecting a moving company to organizing your home, here are the most common terms associated with moving.Read More
LONG-DISTANCE MOVING FAQ
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.
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.
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.
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.
Learn more about our storage offerings for long-distance moves.
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.
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.