Move Long-Distance in The Bay Area with an Industry Leader
A century of moving experience. Suddath’s experience in the global moving and storage industry has allowed us to build a reputation as a trustworthy, considerate and reliable moving company in both the San Jose Bay area and longer domestic distances.
Background-checked crew with 250+ training hours. While many people often move within their local area, a long-distance move involves a completely different set of needs, logistics for getting your items quickly and safely where they need to go, and a more experienced team of cross country movers. Suddath® is home to fully-vetted drivers who understand that a long-distance move requires more understanding and preparation. It is our top priority to make sure you have peace of mind while we safely deliver your items.
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TRUST GOES A LONG WAY
We had a wonderful experience with United/Suddath moving. From the first time I spoke with the call center for an estimate to the delivery of our belongings, everything was great. Joaquin Guzman was attentive to all our needs, he was patient and very thorough. He responded to emails and calls quickly and was transparent and honest. If we ever move long distance again, we will use United/Suddath.
San Jose, CA
Fantastic relocation from WA to San Jose CA! My move coordinator Jessica was very knowledgeable, responsive and kept me informed through this entire process. My origin team that did the pack and load were great. They were quick, professional and careful with my belonging. Special thanks to Kasim, Saber and Eric for their hard work. Chris transported my goods and communicated timing for my delivery. Him and George showed up on time and were very helpful in placing my furniture within my residence. Everything showed up without any damages. Thanks to Chris for protecting my belongings and providing outstanding service at destination. Overall, Suddath exceeded my expectations with my relocation.
San Jose, CA
Kyle and crew communicated great, were extremely efficient and left eh house as clean as possible after moving hundreds of items / boxes in. Very professional service overall.
San Jose, CA
San Jose, CA
Richard Reyes did a great job with coordinating the move. I had my car shipped and that went very smoothly. The packing and unloading of the vehicle went smoothly. I was impressed how quickly the truck arrived. Debris pick-up came quickly and carted off the many boxes we had. My only concern with the move was with the packing of some items. Many plastic boxes were not packed fully and thus they got crushed by the weight of the overlying boxes. Parts were sometimes separated making it hard to find them (should tape to the item). Some items were not labelled correctly, making it hard to find them. Some very small items were wrapped up in paper and we were lucky to not miss some of these items as they were difficult to tell apart from empty “filler” paper. I think the packers need to put more emphasis on quality and less on speed. I would have given a 5/5 if packing had gone better. Lastly, the good news from packing is our high-value items all arrived without damage.
San Jose, CA
We chose Suddath because of the several moving companies we contacted for quotes, we were most impressed with Joaquin Guzman, his professionalism and his unfazed responses to questions which we expected would be difficult. The quoted amount was very reasonable as well, and Suddath and United Van Lines committed to the amount based on the virtual survey. Another key point was that because this was a sudden move and so we started the process relatively late, some moving companies were not able to accommodate our tight move-out schedule, but Suddath went out of their way to work with us. Joaquin was very reasonable about changes we made after the process started, for example with adding more items than we initially realized we had. The teams that did the packing and unpacking were professional and courteous. Initially we were somewhat intimidated by the prospect of this move, but pleasantly surprised when it turned out to be easier and cheaper than we expected. Thanks – Joaquin and Suddath!
Molly and Tom Joy
San Jose, CA
Overall fantastic experience and were well taken care of from start to finish. We had made several changes along the way and it wasn’t even an issue. Also dealt with timing and a tropical storm. Not a Problem 🙂 Would Highly Recommend.
San Jose, CA
Joaquin was great to video chat with to determine a quote for our move. He was very thorough and made sure we didn’t miss anything to have surprises later. The packers were very friendly and good at packing. We were very happy with the move.
San Jose, CA
This was our fourth inter-State move, and we keep coming back to Suddath because of their excellent services. Fernando Jimenez in particular did an excellent job leading this crew on both days of packing and loading. The crew clearly respected him, and he readily rolled up his sleeves and worked side-by-side with them to get the work done. He made sure to keep us up to date of the progress and next steps. He was very respectful and protective of our house and stuff, and made sure everything was packaged and tagged correctly. Throughout the two days he was very friendly and courteous, providing confidence and reassurance, making it a great move experience…again! Thanks team Suddath!
San Jose, CA
Interstate moves to fit your needs
Dedicated Bay Area Move Coordinators
Moving long distance can be even more stressful than a local move, and we make it our goal to take as much of that stress off your shoulders as possible. One of the things that makes Suddath stand out from other long-distance moving companies is that when you choose Suddath to move you to a new city, state, or country, our first step is to assign a move coordinator to you.
This coordinator will be a single point of contact for you during the entire cross-country moving process and will work with you to arrange all of the steps in a long-distance move. Your move coordinator knows exactly what steps to take and when to take them.
Professional Services for Any Need
When you’ve been moving people for an entire century, you learn how to move just about anything. Our team can expertly handle pianos, fine art, wine collections, cars, boats, and other precious or delicate items. We specialize in providing customized crating and packaging for these items.
Not only can we expertly move these items, we can also professionally store them with special attention to temperature-sensitive items. Our San Jose warehouse has 227,000 square feet of secure, fully-enclosed and locked vault storage.
250+ Hours of Dedicated Training
We have dedicated time in our Suddath University crew curriculum for learning how to move items during a long-distance move, especially specialty items. We teach our long-distance movers how to properly protect, move and set up these items, using our wide range of equipment. At Suddath, our drivers attend our own week-long training curriculum called Suddath University, where they are put through rigorous training on how to safely move your belongings across great distances.
Flexible Storage Solutions
If you’re unable to take certain things with you on your long-distance move, we can help you take care of those items. We have 227,000 square feet of storage space in The Bay Area, and we’re able to store your household belongings securely with us at any point before, during or after your move cross country. Where the climate necessitates it, many of our storage facilities offer climate-controlled storage for long-term or storage in transit, and all you need to do is inquire if that is an option when reaching out to us.
SPECIALIZED LONG-DISTANCE MOVING SERVICES
Driving your vehicle during your interstate move may not be feasible due to time constraints and distance. Your move coordinator can facilitate car transport to your new home as part of your moving plan.
A boat often requires special equipment and techniques to transport to its new location, whether it be a marina, your home or a storage facility. Our trusted partners can assist with this task during your long-distance move.
There are some special pieces that require something different than a cardboard box for packing. Our team is trained to be able to build custom containers to safely pack and transport items that may need specific care.
Ensure your furry family member also has a stress-free long-distance moving experience. We will coordinate with trusted Suddath partners who specialize in safe and secure interstate pet relocations.
LONG-DISTANCE MOVING RESOURCES
SAN JOSE LONG-DISTANCE MOVING FAQ
From the first location to your new home, Suddath uses high-quality floor protection and door jamb protection. This way, we carefully avoid scratching floors and doorways. We also pad and un-pad all of your furniture in and outside of the home during the loading and delivery process.
While most long-distance moving companies rely solely on physical tracking methods, we take it a step further. Our technology provides GPS location services by way of our drivers’ electronic logging device. This way, we know exactly where your items are at all times.
For customers who use our storage facilities, we use a state-of-the-art warehouse management system to allow us to scan every item as it arrives at the warehouse. With this technology, we know the location of your belongings, in real-time. This technology even includes a client portal for you to access online and see your inventory’s location in real-time.
Every Suddath driver is interstate qualified. They must complete the same qualification process for local and long-distance moves. We also enforce strict compliance with safety by putting all of our drivers through an in-depth background checking process. This process includes drug screening, criminal records, and driving records.
All Suddath team members who enter a customer’s home are required to display their crew ID number. This number indicates that they’ve completed our intense screening process and have been fully compliant with our safety processes. While some van operators may be contractors, they will have completed and passed the same background screening and safety training as our salaried employees. The van operators who are contractors are indistinguishable from our salaried employees, and function as small businesses. Often, we have worked with these drivers for decades.
Starting as early as possible is usually best. Ideally, this would happen no later than two months before your desired move date. If you have less time than that before you need to move, don’t worry. Suddath has been serving as long-distance movers in San Jose for 18 years. No matter how short your timeline is, we can help you get it done on time.
We have created a detailed moving checklist to help you decide what tasks you should be completing and when. When you begin working with your dedicated move coordinator, they will customize a timeline and checklist for your unique moving needs.
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.