LONG-DISTANCE MOVING MADE EASY

Less Stress with our Tampa Long-Distance Movers

A single-point-of-contact to support your move. Moving long distances requires adapting to a lot of change. Through that process, it can be critical to have a steady hand helping and guiding you. Our goal is to simplify the process from the initial estimation process through to final delivery. That is why all Suddath® moves are supported by a dedicated move coordinator, so you can focus more on your new home and less on the details.

Moving services to fit your needs. 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, Suddath has the resources to accommodate for it without delay. For example, if your home sells more quickly than you anticipate and you need short-term storage, we can quickly mobilize our team and temporarily store your items in our 85,000 square foot, climate-controlled St. Petersburg warehouse.

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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

moving crew and drivers

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250+ HOURS

of mentored training

FLEXIBLE LONG-DISTANCE MOVING

Safe and Secure Storage Options

Our 100 years of moving experience in Florida and 40 in Tampa, our customizable moving services and extensively trained employees are just some of the reasons Suddath has become the reliable name for moving services in the Tampa-St. Petersburg area over the decades we have been in the community.

One of those customizable services is our climate-controlled storage. With an 85,000 square foot warehouse space, we can safely and securely shelter your household goods, even delicate and temperature-sensitive items like antiques or art, until you need them again.

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Dedicated Move Coordinators in Tampa

When you’re moving long distance, you want a trusted team helping you through the journey. One of the ways we do that is by assigning each customer a move coordinator. This person will be your single point of contact throughout your relocation. They will advise you on everything from schedules and packing needs to helping you understand smaller considerations, like non-allowables.

Work with your Tampa move coordinator 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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America’s #1 Interstate Mover

Suddath is part of United Van Lines, America’s #1 van line and agent network. Since no individual long-distance moving company has enough locations to cover the entire United States, companies partner together to complete long-distance moves.

With access to the United network, we can ensure every partner is following the same safety standards we do – fully background-checked crews, drug-tested drivers – and exemplary training. Unaffiliated moving companies take risks with your belongings, by potentially handing them off to fly-by-night movers.

You will be supported by a Suddath move coordinator throughout, who is your direct contact. They will provide you with updates and the peace-of-mind knowing that someone is watching over your goods.

Fully Vetted Moving Team

Hiring Suddath means you have confidence that your move is being handled by knowledgeable professionals, and you can fully focus on the transition into your new home. Your goods will be handled with care, and delivered back to you in a timely manner, for the agreed upon price.

A trained and fully background-checked crew will be moving your belongings, so you can feel confident that it is being handled carefully. Also, the support staff will be scheduling and digitally keeping track of your items in our system. Then of course, there is your dedicated move coordinator who will be managing it all. 

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SPECIALIZED LONG-DISTANCE SERVICES

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Automobile Moving

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.

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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

Unique items that are fragile or irregularly sized may require custom crates to protect them. Our team consists of experts who will take measurements and build a crate to spec.

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Boat Moving

If you’re moving to or from Tampa and need to relocate your boat, we can coordinate that service with one of our trusted partners to get you back on the water.  

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LONG-DISTANCE MOVING RESOURCES

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TAMPA LONG-DISTANCE MOVING FAQ

What are my options for an in-home walk through?

You have two options for an in-home survey, and you may choose whichever one is most convenient for you. Our representative will perform either an in-person home survey or a virtual walk through using your own device - think FaceTime or Skype.

The virtual walk through can be done easily from your phone or tablet. This is an accommodating option for many people, as it can be done early in the morning, or later in the day after you are home from work.

Through your device, a Suddath representative will guide you through your home, asking questions along the way that are pertinent to both the quote you’ll be given, and give crews time-saving prior knowledge on moving day. It is similar to the FaceTime application, or Skype.

Both survey options allow us to introduce ourselves to you and your home, making sure that we are fully assessing the property so there are no issues on moving day. You will be walked through the logistics of your Tampa move, and the representative will make sure that everything will be set up to go smoothly when the crews arrive.

No matter what option you choose, Suddath will be able to provide you with moving logistics, answer any questions you may have, and provide you with a thorough and binding moving quote.

Can I choose any day to load my belongings?

Yes. You should work with your move coordinator to decide on a definite date for your move. Keep in mind as you are deciding that availability is a factor in how cost is determined. Picking one single date you want to move on may end up costing you more, depending on how in-demand that date is. For example, a Saturday at the end of the month during peak season (May – August) might cost more than a Wednesday in the middle of the month.

Your Tampa move coordinator will have insight into what days will fit best into your budget and timeline. While you absolutely can choose whatever day you like to move, we advise flexibility when it comes to load dates that might be more budget-friendly.

No matter what, your move coordinator will work with you to find a day that works for both your family and your budget.

How can I make sure I’m hiring the best long-distance moving company?

There is only one way to know for sure: do your research. Start with independent organizations like the Better Business Bureau, reviews through Google, and make sure the company you’re considering is established with these organizations and have solid reviews.

When inspecting customer reviews, look for any troubling trends in what people are saying – for example, people having trouble in the claims process, or the company hiring inexperienced crew members.

You should also look up your Tampa moving company’s DOT number on the FMSCA (Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration) official website. The government requires all commercial carrier vehicles to have a Department of Transportation (DOT) number, and any reputable long-distance mover should have it readily available. They should also have information about their insurance, industry associations and accreditations available, and easily give it to you. Anyone being cagey or refusing to give you this information is likely not a reputable mover. Any reputable moving company will be promoting these items on their website, and if not, will happy to provide this information to you.

The most important phase in the process is getting a quote. Moving companies are required to do a home walkthrough with you in order to give you an accurate quote prior to moving day. If the representative you’re speaking to is willing to give you a quote without seeing your home (either through your smartphone or in-person) or will not commit to a specific number after a home walkthrough, you may want to find a different company.

How do you make sure my goods are safe and secure during the long-distance moving process?

The first thing that will be done is taking a detailed inventory of your items. Then, your household goods that is being packed and taken by Suddath will be appropriately logged. A driver or crew member will go through and check your good, and potentially take a picture or note to catalog existing damage to individual items like a sofa or chair.

After the inventory is taken, the crew will protect your home with floor covers, door protectors, and furniture padding. They will be labeling boxes with your name and identification, and the room it will be going into in the new home.

The crew will then expertly load your goods into the truck, as tightly as possible to avoid any shifting during travel.

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