Seattle’s Trusted Long-Distance Mover for 113 Years

Suddath® has been Seattle’s trusted moving company for over a century. Our track record shines through in the accolades we consistently receive from industry experts and the reviews our customers give us. We received the AMSA Award for our commitment to excellent customer service, and we maintain a BBB Rating of A+. We are proud to provide the reliability and coverage of United Van Lines, the #1 mover in the U.S. and continue to be a leader in long distance moving.

From day one, Suddath has kept our customers’ peace of mind as a top priority in everything we do every day. When you are preparing for a long-distance move, you need to know that you have a partner with experience that you can trust. It’s important for you to know that your possessions are being protected. It’s just as important to us, too. That’s why Suddath invests its resources and time in training and vetting every crew member.

Every team member at Suddath has passed our exhaustive background check before being allowed to serve our customers. Our van operators are fully drug-screened, veteran drivers and early-adaptors of industry safety technology.


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250+ Hours of Long-Distance Training

Our experience in moving individuals and families across long distances has spanned many generations in Seattle. When you’ve been moving people for an entire century, you gain a resource that nothing else can beat: wisdom. It is this hard-earned wisdom that has helped us with long distance moving of a wide variety of items. From cutting-edge technology to rare antiques and even entire military bases, we know how to safely and easily move just about anything Seattle has to offer.

Every Suddath driver and crew member is educated at our own Suddath University. This institution provides in-depth training and education in logistics, moving, and relocation. At Suddath University, drivers must complete the 25 hours of classroom training before they begin their careers with us. As a result, Suddath long distance moving is a frequent winner of United Van Lines’ Driver of the Year Award and other top-rated industry awards.

Because of that training, we are able to help Seattle families move unique and delicate items such as pianos, antiques, fine art, cars, boats, and countless other precious items. No matter the size, shape, or value of your items, we have the flexible service, practiced training and required equipment to get it moved safely.

Let your move coordinator know what specialty items you have that need the extra care of professional packing, and we’ll handle the rest. Your coordinator will be happy to handle the prep work and planning for you.

Versatile and secure short- and long-term storage

Suddath long distance moving has over 3 million square feet of storage facilities in SeaTac, with 24/7 monitoring and climate control for your most sensitive items. If you need to store your items until your new home is ready or until after your current home is sold, Suddath can provide you with options that are both affordable and flexible to meet your needs. Your move coordinator will be there to help you plan and coordinate short- or long-term storage. The coordinator will also be available to help when you’d like your goods delivered.

Just a few of the other services we have available for you are:

Worried about delays, damaged items, or last-minute changes? Suddath has a proven track record of exceeding customer expectations.

Long-Distance Moving FAQs

1. How can I be sure I’m hiring a reputable long distance mover?

There are several things you can do to perform due diligence and make sure you’re choosing the right moving company for you. Pay special attention to the company’s process for providing a quote. All moving companies must perform a home walkthrough prior to the day of your move. Only then can they give customers a moving quote. If they offer pricing before performing a walkthrough, then they are not in compliance with the law. If the pricing is vague or if the company is unwilling to commit to a specific number, we recommend finding a different moving company in the Seattle area.

Another important step in verifying the quality of a moving company is to perform online research through reputable, third-party websites. Once you have completed a read through Google Reviews, check with independent organizations like the Better Business Bureau (“BBB”). They can verify that the companies you are considering are established and accredited. The BBB website provides access to complaints and responses, so you can judge for yourself if the company handles customer concerns properly.

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, or FMCSA, is another valuable source of information. This organization’s job is to make sure that all commercial carrier vehicles that meet certain requirements have a Department of Transportation (DOT) number. Once you have the DOT number, head over to the FMCSA website and look up the moving company’s compliance. You can also ask the moving company directly for their (DOT) number.

We also recommend that you ask your mover for a record of all of the accreditations they have earned and what industry associations they belong to. Lastly, request their insurance information and be sure it’s up to date. Any reputable moving company is accustomed to supplying this information to its customers and will do so willingly.

2. What if you break something? How do I submit a claim?

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 Seattle’s roadways safely 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, helping you through the entire process. Your move coordinator will provide a claim form and walk you through each step of documenting your broken items. Once the form is completed, your coordinator will have a claims representative will reach out to you within the next 24 hours.

3. How does Suddath ensure everything stays safe and secure during the long-distance moving process?

From your Seattle home to your new location, Suddath uses high-quality floor protection and door jamb protection. These valuable tools will prevent scratching floors and doorways as your items are moved in or out of both locations. We also meticulously pad each piece of furniture to protect it from scratches and dust or dirt.

In addition to our hands-on protection of your belongings, we also use the latest technological advances to protect your belongings from being lost or misplaced. Our technology provides GPS location services through each drivers’ electronic logging device. This technology lets us know exactly where your items are at all times—even if your long-distance move is delayed.

For customers who use our storage facilities, we use a state-of-the-art warehouse management technology that to allows us to scan each item upon arrival at the warehouse. With this technology, we know the location of your belongings, in real-time as they are moved. This technology even includes a client portal for you to access online and see your inventory’s location in real-time.

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