Trusted Los Angeles Long-Distance Mover
Hiring an experienced and professional mover matters. With over 25 years serving the Los Angeles area, and 100 years of long distance moving experience since opening our doors, Suddath® can move you to wherever you need to go across the country to or from L.A. Through efficient planning, trusted partners through our strong United Van Lines partnership and quality resources, no destination is too far or remote.
Our goal is to simplify the moving process. From the initial estimation process all the way through to final delivery, Suddath is here to make the cross-country move as easy as possible so you can focus more on your new home and less on the details.
We understand that most people don’t move across long distances very often. This means your needs will be slightly unpredictable. If what your move requires changes suddenly, the cross country movers at Suddath have the resources to accommodate for it without delay.
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TRUST GOES A LONG WAY
My family and I had a great experience with our move from Orange County, CA to Jacksonville, FL. From the start, our move coordination team led by Kate Miley were on top of communication and very responsive. She checked in every step of the way and made sure everything was seamless. Our driver Chris and his crew packed and loaded us promptly, as planned, in the 2 days scheduled. We had our items placed in storage, and delivered over a month later. We got the best service from Bill in Jacksonville and his team of 5 movers. They delivered and unpacked in the same day, and still beat the afternoon rain! Every piece of the move was seamless and executed with planned precision. What a team! Thanks to everyone involved, from the LA office all the way to the teams in Jax. Extra Shoutout to Kate and Kathy! Happy customers thanks to you.
Los Angeles, CA
Overall in went pretty well. Coordination with the 3rd party vendor fell thru the cracks and caused great anxiety. They showed up in the new location totally unprepared from a staffing location. There was also frustration about items that we sorted by design ended up in different boxes. Other items were taken apart unnecessarily instead of leaving together. Mark the lead driver and the crew were excellent to deal with. All things considered items were handled with care and very little damage.
Los Angeles, CA
Moving is stressful and hectic, but I was pleased overall with United Van Lines/Suddath. My move was not perfect, but Joaquin Guzman was at coordinating the move. He was there to address everything that required follow up and took on responsibilities that technically belonged to others on his team. He is extremely customer-oriented and a problem solver, which is what I needed for my cross-country move.
Los Angeles, CA
My family and I moved from Southern California to Durham North Carolina. Working with Suddath and United Van Lines was a great experience for us. The movers arrived on time and were very efficient in moving our household items. Joaquin Guzman and Richard Reyes were very helpful and always easy to get a hold of. I would have no reservations in recommending this company to my family and friends.
Los Angeles, CA
United Van line is the best moving company. Everything was perfectly done. Richard Reyes was my moving coordinator and he was very helpful and thoughtful! He responds quickly and solves all my problems! Definitely 10/10 for United Van Line and Richard! Thank you
Los Angeles, CA
United Van Line truly helped me out for my move. Everything was done perfectly. The workers are nice and thoughtful! The company provides quick response for services and questions. I would definitely recommend and work with United Van Line again
Los Angeles, CA
The entire team were fantastic during very difficult covid virus times. Joaquin was great and the follow up from Rich was great. Thanks for making the transition seamless.
Los Angeles, CA
We were very happy with this service. Would use them again!!
Los Angeles, CA
Joaquin Guzman and Richard Reyes prepared and organized well while I was moving. I have no complaints. I highly recommend them
Los Angeles, CA
LONG-DISTANCE MOVING SERVICES
Transparent Long-Distance Move Quote
Moving is frequently noted as the third most stressful time in a person's life and it’s understandable – there are a lot of details to manage, and you need a knowledgeable and trustworthy partner to help you get to your new destination.
By performing a comprehensive home survey, either virtually or in-person, an experienced representative can properly assess the scope of your long-distance move by itemizing contents, planning for personnel and transportation requirements and accounting for any circumstances like needing specialized equipment or packing preparation. This information will be used to develop a customized moving plan that will align with your schedule and budget.
This walkthrough allows Suddath to provide you with a binding quote so that your budget is one less item for you to worry about during such a busy time.
Los Angeles-Based Move Coordinators
When you’re moving long distance, it’s important to have a knowledgeable and experienced partner helping you through the journey. We’ve been trusted to move millions of precious items over the past century and remain a top-rated Los Angeles long-distance mover because we have done it well.
One of the ways we provide stellar service is by assigning each customer a dedicated long distance move coordinator. This person will be your single point of contact throughout your relocation and will advise you on everything during your move. From schedules and packing needs to helping you understand smaller considerations, like non-allowables items like chemicals, poisons and perishable food, which cannot be placed into a moving truck for safety and health reasons.
Work with your move coordinator during the walkthrough process for any unique items you need moved, or any specialty services you may need. They will handle the request with our team to put together the details, ensuring the crew is properly equipped on move day.
Secure and Specialized Storage Options
Our customizable long-distance moving services and extensively trained employees extend into our storage offerings as well. We are able to provide secure storage options for our long-distance customers, including custom crating options, as well as specialty options for delicate items such as art, wine collections or antiques.
The convenience of these services, assisted by your single point of contact move coordinator, has allowed us to continue to provide the best possible moving and storage experience.
United Van Lines’ Top Agent
Your long-distance journey will be guided by your Los Angeles move coordinator, who will work in tandem with our strong United Van Lines partner agents across the nation. These partners help to facilitate your cross-country move and uphold the highest standards in the moving industry. Since no single moving company has the capacity for branches 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. Our partner networks offer 600 agent locations and service 180,000 moves annually. They are carefully evaluated, adhering to the same safety and quality standards Suddath is known for.
United Network provides customers with top-rated, award-winning drivers and fully-vetted, trained crew members who exemplify the same values established by Suddath. You can be assured that your belongings will be handled with care and your long-distance move will go smoothly.
Specialized long-distance moving services
There are some items that just can’t be replaced. Our team is trained to be able to custom crate items like antiques and uniquely shaped or sized belongings to properly protect them.
LONG-DISTANCE MOVING RESOURCES
LOS ANGELES LONG-DISTANCE MOVERS FAQ
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.
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 long-distance moving 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.
It is important to make sure 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.
When choosing a cross-country mover, it is also important to have a thorough quoting process. Home surveys are particularly important to get a realistic view of what the move will entail. We have compiled a list of things you may want to ask cross-country movers concerning the specific costs associated with a long-distance move.
We’ve shared a few more ways to ensure the legitimacy of a moving company, such as checking on online presence, industry recognition and more.
Yes, we can. In a move of any distance, but especially one with a long-distance destination, your moving company must be adaptable to manage any unforeseen circumstances. With Suddath, there is no need to stress when a change of plan arises.
We have a 130,000-square foot storage warehouse in the Los Angeles area, located in La Mirada, and similar facilities across the nation that accommodate short- and long-term storage needs quickly and efficiently.
Some features include:
Storage in transit (SIT) if your new destination isn't quite ready
Climate-controlled storage option for humidity-sensitive items
Learn more about our storage options on our page detailing how we can help with long- and short-term storage.
By managing 50,000 moves per year, Suddath has acquired a wealth of knowledge to assist customers with all kinds of moving questions. From using our detailed moving checklist that provides an overarching timeline for your entire interstate move, to more detailed documentation such as moving with kids specifically, your dedicated move coordinator can help you devise a plan that works for you.
Getting your house organized is an important step. Determining which items will be relocating with you, what items you can sell, and what you can donate will help you pare down the contents for easier inventorying.
Understanding what can be transported on a moving truck is also helpful. By law, there are certain items that are considered “non-allowables” that we cannot 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 $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 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.
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.