LONG-DISTANCE MOVING MADE EASY

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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100 YEARS

long-distance moving experience

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54,000

domestic moves each year

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FULLY VETTED

crew and driverS

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250+ HOURS

of employee training

LONG-DISTANCE MOVING SERVICES

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Specialized long-distance moving services

Motorcycle Moving

Although it may be your dream to take your motorcycle on the open road, during a cross-country move it may not be possible. We can handle transportation for you. 

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Piano Moving

Instruments are delicate and beloved items in our homes. Our team is specially trained to successfully and safely move your piano and instruments.

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Custom Crating

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.

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Boat Moving

If you’re moving from Los Angeles and need to relocate your boat, we can coordinate that service with one of our trusted and experienced partners. 

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LONG-DISTANCE MOVING RESOURCES

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LOS ANGELES LONG-DISTANCE MOVERS FAQ

What are my options for a long-distance moving estimate?

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.

How should I vet a long-distance moving company?

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.

If I need storage at the last minute, can you provide that?

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
Temperature-controlled storage
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.

How can I organize my household items for a long-distance move?

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.

What is valuation coverage, and do I really need it?

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.

How do I submit a claim if something is broken during my interstate move?

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.

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