Posted on 11-17-2011
Your San Diego Long Distance Mover
Hiring a Long Distance Cross Country Mover
Finding the right mover for your cross country move needs to be based on more than just price. You need to take into consideration the local moving company and the actual van line that will be transporting your goods as well as the local agent that you will be doing business with.
The first thing you will want to do is make sure that you are working directly with an agent of a long distance moving company and not a broker.
A moving broker is definitely not a mover. Brokers do not have the operational and logistic capabilities moving companies have. They do not have moving trucks, professional movers, proper moving equipment, and in a lot of cases not much moving experience. Moving brokers are sales teams that book your move and sell it to an actual moving company.
When you are in need of a San Diego Long Distance Mover, we are the ones you want. We can make scheduling a long distance move as simple as possible. As a San Diego Long Distance moving company, we are dedicated to making sure you have a good experience from beginning to end.
An agent is an authorized representative of the van line in your area. They will handle any local services you may need such as packing and the paperwork. Depending on the area in which you live you can have several agents for a van line in your area. Their pricing is going to be basically the same. Long Distance Moving agents act as your personal moving consultant. They coordinate all aspects of a move, work with the van line and with the agent at destination, and remain the point of contact throughout the relocation process.The difference comes in the about of customer service you will receive from these agents.
Get at least three estimates from three different van lines. Be prepared with questions when the estimator visits your home and do not be afraid to ask for the answer in writing. You goal is to get enough information to make an educated decision and to make sure you are comparing "apples to apples."
Once you have your written estimates, you cannot just look at the bottom line price; you need to compare each item you are being charged for an see where the differences really lie. Also, compare the weights and services being offered. The key factor in creating an estimate for your long distance cross country move is weight and distance. If your estimates have a huge variance in weight, you will have a huge difference in price. Make sure your estimates include the same services so you can get an realistic evaluation of your move costs.
Do Your Homework.
Check out the reputation of the van line itself. Checking with your local Better Business Bureau is not enough. National van lines have agents in nearly every state and many in other countries. You can find this information at ProtectYourMove.gov. You can use the search tool to make sure your mover is properly registered with the U.S Department of Transportation.
The above site will also allow you to see how many trucks the van line has available to transport your goods. You ask, why is this important? The more trucks they have the better their ability to transport your goods to your new home. A fleet of 10-20 trucks versus a fleet of 150-200 trucks is a huge difference in the type of service you are going to get.
Wheaton World Wide Moving has each year since 1964, earned the Good Housekeeping Seal for interstate moving - and continues to be the only moving company to receive that honor. With customer satisfaction ratings perpetually at 95 percent or higher, the industry's most qualified drivers, and Wheaton's state-of-the-art tracking and communication systems, you can rest assured Wheaton will uphold the Seal's standards for service. Trust your belongings and memories to this Good Housekeeping Seal holder. Trust Wheaton to move your life.
Wheaton's size - the sixth largest van line in the U.S. - and financial status allows it incredible flexibility to serve both individual and corporate customers alike. In turn, Wheaton is flexible, nimble and adaptable. Those traits mean the company can serve even the smallest clients as if they were members of the Fortune 500, and the largest clients with the kind of personal attention that is often lost when clients are just account numbers
Find out where the van line headquarters are based. Call their customer service department and see how long it takes to get to a live representative. If you have problems during or after your move, these are the people you will be dealing with. You can contact Wheaton at 1-800-248-4810.
Ask your local mover how long they have been associated with the van line. For example, McCarthy Transfer & Storage, a San Diego mover, has been an agent for Wheaton World Wide Moving since 1994. This longevity with one van line shows that we have confidence in the quality service they provide to our long distance moving customers.
About McCarthy Transfer & Storage - San Diego Movers
McCarthy Transfer & Storage is an established professional moving and storage company that specializes in international, local and long distance San Diego moves. Serving San Diego for over 92 years, we have seen and done it all.
This San Diego mover is fully licensed and insured (MC 720109 CAL T-154190
US DOT 070719), accredited BBB member
with an A+ rating, members of the California Moving Association, International
Association of Movers and American Moving and Storage Association.Community committed to Move for Hunger and eCollective.
As a family owned San Diego Moving Company with years of experience in the residential, commercial, and interstate moving, McCarthy Transfer & Storage can handle any size San Diego residential move. We are here to offer you a full range of moving services for a totally customized move - Packing, Moving, Unpacking, On-site moving, Storage and More!
McCarthy Transfer & Storage ©
MC 720109 CAL T-154190 US DOT 070719
1386 Fayette Street - El Cajon California - 92020-1513
(800) 896-2594 - (619) 596-2594 - FAX (619) 596-1926
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