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 interviewed 4 moving companies and chose Suddath because of their professionalism, responsiveness, and reasonable cost. I corresponded with Joaquin Guzman who was very clear and helpful in explaining the process. The documents he emailed me described the process in much detail and nothing was ambiguous. The online site was awesome. The moving crew was also amazing and very easy to work with. I have moved three times across states, and I can say with confidence that Suddath was by far the best I dealt with. Thank you, Juaquin!
San Jose, CA
Keith, Joaquin Guzman and Angie all did a great job helping me at a very stressful and anxious time. Joaquin was very accommodating, patient, knowledgeable and inspired confidence from start to finish.
San Jose, CA
Shelly and the SUDDATH team were incredible. Communication, Timeliness, Great Workers. An anwesome experience. Honestly have never seen anything like it in the moving industry.
San Jose, CA
As our coordinator, Teresa did an amazing job supporting our move which involved splitting our home shipment into two destinations. It was done quickly and efficiently all during the holiday season. The driver and crew were professional and efficient. Definitely continue to use or recommend Suddath!
San Jose, CA
Aid data and its team has been more than exceptional throughout my family’s move across country. Particularly Ashley Furman from Suddath helped me prepare for the movers and ensured everything was going as planned. She provided weekly follow up status and kept me well informed. She went above and beyond to coordinate debris pick up after the local movers did not unpack everything. Great company with reliable communication through the process. Thank you!
San Jose, CA
Our household move to Carlsbad, CA from Portland, OR was smooth on both ends which was amazing! A special shout out to Teresa our contact person, who went above & beyond to ensure we had an incredible experience. She was such a joy to work with. Thank you for taking such great care of us. Much appreciated.
San Jose, CA
Just finished today with packing and loading of our household goods. Moving from CA to MI. Wanted to let all know that the Suddath crew were excellent. Led off by Ramon and Fernando (who kept track of everything), assisted by Rocky, Ismael, and James. They really have everything you would hope for in a move. Proficient (hard working) throughout the packing and loading. Careful, with no major (or minor) accidents. Pleasant and professional throughout the process. We have used United Van over the past 35 years on a number of long-distance (and local) moves. This San Jose Suddath crew are as good as any we have run into over the years. You will not go wrong with this bunch —- so thank you Ramon, Fernando, Rocky, Ismael and James!! Don & Pat Roof San Ramon, CA
San Jose, CA
We (my wife Lisa and I) had our house moved from Ohio to the Bay Area in California. Our new home is in the redwoods up a single lane road with little room to maneuver. Ramon Velasquez (and his crew: Fernando J., Felipe E., Brandon, Fernando V. and Luis R.) did a fantastic job delivering the TWO truck loads of our items to the ‘remote’ address. They worked their tails off all day unloading, they were very pleasant and extremely professional. There was no complaining even when they had to haul the full tool chest up 42 steps to the work shop. They inflicted no damage to our house and except for the all of boxes that we have to unpack, it has been a very good experience. If you get this crew, you will appreciate who they are and how they do their business. The main reason for my 5-Star rating is because I couldn’t give them more. Thank you guys ! ! !
San Jose, CA
Joaquin and the crew that packed up were top notch. I had contacted other moving companies that gave cheaper estimates, but upon further investigation, were brokers with very poor reviews and it seems you get what you pay for. Moving cross country, I wanted the security of knowing the movers would be there on the move day promised as I was flying out the next day. Based on the local reviews I went with Suddath to move me from CA to Maine. Joaquin was very professional and on top of updating me as things changed, the crew packing were professional, friendly, and did a great job. I 100% recommend them!
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.