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Moving Out of State

Are you Moving Out of State? The sole idea of moving to another place is considered one of the most stressful events in human life, let alone to think about the idea of someone else handling your belongings.

According to Google, there are over 165 000 searches every month for moving companies in the U.S. alone. It is estimated that 110 000 families moved out of state in 2017. The state that registered more outbound moves was Illinois and the West coast received most inbound moves. Illinois, New Jersey, New York, Connecticut, Kansas, Massachusetts, Ohio, Kentucky, Utah and Wisconsin are among the states with the highest exit rate.

In this article, you will find some important clarifications about moving out of state and certain warnings to keep in mind while moving.

Types of Moves

Moving out of state is considered a long distance move, but sometimes people conflate long distance moves with intrastate moves, just because they are moving to another city within the same state, thus confusing the event with a long distance move.

For this reason we are going to clarify the types of moves that exist, so that you can choose the right option when moving.

Local Moves: Any relocation within a 50 miles ratio.

Intrastate Moves: Any relocation that exceeds the 50 miles ratio.

Interstate Moves: Moving across the state lines, with the exception of moving within local metropolitan area of a city or town (e.g. a move between Brooklyn, New York, and Hackensack, New Jersey, would be considered to be within the New York City commercial zone).[1]

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People get worried on moving day about the safety with which their goods are handled and the cost implied by their move, especially if they are under a budget. Nonetheless, there are many options out there to choose from, and perhaps the “do it yourself” option might be tempting in those scenarios. Nevertheless, we want to share with you some possible reasons why should you carefully choose the method of your move when moving out of town.

Cheaper or Safer? Choose One!

It is said that many people prefer to rent a truck, pack and load themselves while planning to move, but is that really the best option? Most of the time people will be surprised at the amount of things that can go wrong when moving by themselves, especially if they are moving out of state.

  • The truck rental company might delay your move because of truck availability
  • You run the risk of paying for damages that someone else caused to the rented truck
  • You might damage the truck while going under a bridge because you’re not used to driving that type of vehicle
  • You are might damage your own goods because you lack practice in professional packing services
  • You have to pack by yourself
  • You have to load to the truck, by yourself
  • You have to unload and unpack by yourself
  • You have to organize everything back in their corresponding place
  • You have to make sure you are buying the right packing boxes

Of course, this is not something that occurs to every person that moves by itself, but it has happened to, literally, thousands of people. Don’t believe us? There are almost 1 000 reviews from Uhaul here where you can have an idea of the experience of others while moving by themselves.

People usually move because of work relocation, retirement or family proximity. It is estimated that 3 out of 10 people in the United States.

Here is a list of major moving companies in the united states:

How to ensure if your movers are registered legally in the United States?

Legitimate movers and brokers are registered with FMCSA to engage in interstate operations involving the interstate transportation of household goods . A legitimate mover explains whether they are a broker or a mover . A household goods broker arranges for the transportation of your shipment but does not provide line-haul transportation . A household goods mover actually transports your shipment . Your Rights and Responsibilities When You Move Household goods brokers or movers must provide you with basic information before you move . You should expect to receive the following information:

•A written estimate •The “Ready to Move” Brochure (or a web link, if you prefer) •Information about the mover’s arbitration program •Written notice about access to the mover’s tariff •The process for handling claims •A booklet titled: “Your Rights and Responsibilities When You Move” (or a web link, if you prefer).

You should avoid brokers and movers that are not registered with FMCSA, refuse to perform a physical survey of your household goods, and require cash only transactions . You can determine if your broker or mover is registered with FMCSA by accessing www .protectyourmove .gov, or calling FMCSA at (202) 366-9805 for licensing and (866) 637-0635 for insurance information.


Reference:

  1. https://www.fmcsa.dot.gov/sites/fmcsa.dot.gov/files/docs/Rights-and-Responsibilities-2013.pdf