Local moving companies tend to specialize in either long distance or nationwide moves. While most moving companies provide both local and long distance relocation services, some may only be licensed to work locally and thus may not be permitted to move across state lines. Long Distance Movers is licensed by the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation. Long Distance Movers needs a license because they transport goods over state lines, which is against the law, no matter how the goods are packed. They must have a Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) and must comply with all federal and local regulations regarding long distance moving and shipping.
Many local movers only work within the county where they are registered. Counties often have their own regulations regarding long distance movers and packing. The counties have authority over: building codes, zoning regulations, railroad rules, bridges, zoning ordinances and contracts. The counties have a variety of rules for different moves like loading and unloading carriers, securing carrier insurance and handling hazardous materials. It is important to ask the long distance movers what precautions they take to make sure your belongings are insured and protected while in transit. In Texas, all residential moves require the buyer to obtain an insurance policy in order to cover damage caused by weather and theft.
Most long distance movers do not undertake residential moves. They only move vehicles. This is because most people do not pack large items such as furniture when moving. Most professional movers offer packing services for the residential and commercial markets. The packing services that are offered are designed to ensure maximum safety for your belongings.
Insurance policies vary from state to state concerning insurance protection. It is important to contact various insurance companies for the protection that is needed. Full-service packing is one way long distance movers offer protection for your belongings. Full-service packing includes the removal of large items from your home. It may include heavy furniture such as sofas, chairs, recliners and trundle beds.
It is also important to contact your insurance agent to make sure all of your belongings are covered while in transport. Most insurance agents do not cover any belongings while in transport. If an item is stolen during a long distance move it is possible that the owner may be liable for the loss. Insurance coverage varies by company and it is important to contact several insurance companies before signing a contract with a long distance move company. If you purchase a full-service package, the company will send packing materials that have been professionally processed and are designed to meet the requirements of all of your possessions.
Movers offer different types of services to meet all of your packing needs. Long distance movers use their own equipment to move your belongings, so you should be able to choose from packing supplies that the company uses. You should find that reputable, long distance movers provide a free moving quotes service. The free moving quotes will allow you to compare the cost of various moving services. Comparing the costs of various moving services will help you determine the best moving company.