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When you ask for an estimate for your long-distance move, your moving company pairs you with a specialized moving expert to walk you through the entire moving process. Our experienced professional movers will place your prepacked items onto the truck on the day of your move. They will use moving blankets and dollies to protect them from possible harm.

Upon reaching your new location, our skilled professionals will take your belongings off the truck and set them up according to your directions. Afterward, you can examine all your items verifying their safe delivery before finalizing the Bill of Lading with the head of the moving crew.

Sacramento Long Distance Moving FAQs

Our Long-Distance Moving Services

  • Residential & Commercial

    Trusted since 1973, we provide expert moving services for homes and commercial spaces.

  • Packing & Unpacking Services

    Our professional packing and unpacking services come with 25 free boxes for every move.

  • Specialty Moving Services

    We can handle all moves, including piano moving, gun safes moving, and antiques moving.

  • Warehouse Storage Services

    Our 65,000 sq. ft. climate-controlled warehouse provides secure storage with 24/7 surveillance, with the first 30 days free.

How Much Do Long-Distance Moves Cost?

Moving companies define long-distance moves as moves that cross state lines. This is why many people call long-distance moves state-to-state moves or interstate moves. Cross-country moves are also long-distance moves, though not all long-distance moves travel across the nation.

The cost of a long-distance move varies significantly based on many different factors. Moving across the country and moving one state over are going to have significantly different costs. Besides distance, the size of the home or office, the number and the weight of items all influence moving costs.

According to our research, long-distance moves from Sacramento range from $4,200 to $6,300 on average. Because of this wide range, transparency in pricing is vital. This is why we recommend getting at least three different moving quotes. By doing this, you can save time and money by easily figuring out the best moving company for you.

At Yolo Transfer Moving & Storage, we offer free in-home and virtual quotes with no hidden fees. Customers can request a free quote by calling (530) 668-1007 or filling out a Free Quote Form. As the Stevens-Bekins 2021 Agent of the Year, we’re committed to transparent and fair pricing.

What Services Are Included In Long Distance Moves, and What Services Cost Extra?

Long-distance moves generally include services like loading and unloading, furniture disassembly and reassembly, and transportation. However, extra services such as packing, estate cleanout, and warehouse storage usually cost extra.

With Yolo Transfer, you’ll get comprehensive long-distance moving services, including the above, all handled by our experienced movers. Extras like packing and warehouse storage are available at your request at an additional cost, but we always provide transparent pricing. We also offer specialty moving services, including moving antiques, dorm rooms, gun safes, pianos, and schools. In addition, we offer specialized senior moving services for older adults and estate cleanout services for those who have lost their loved ones.

How Will a Moving Company Protect My Belongings During the Move? Can a Moving Company Pack and Unpack for Me?

Professional moving companies use padded moving vans and trucks, moving blankets and dollies, and carefully trained staff for loading and unloading. Most full-service moving companies offer packing and unpacking services, though they come at an additional cost.

At Yolo Transfer, we extend all these protections, ensuring the security of your belongings. In addition, we offer free disassembly and reassembly of furniture items to ensure their safety during transport.

As a full-service moving company, Yolo Transfer provides packing and unpacking services. We include top-quality packing supplies in our packing and unpacking services. Check out our Packing Services page to learn more about our offerings.

What is Moving Valuation, and How Will It Cover Lost or Damaged Items?

In the moving industry, “valuation” refers to coverage for lost or damaged items, similar to insurance. Limited liability coverage compensates 60 cents per pound per item. On the other hand, full value protection provides more comprehensive coverage for the fair market value.

Limited liability comes at no extra cost, as mandated by federal law, but does not satisfy the needs of all customers. This is why most moving companies offer more valuation options at an additional cost. The most common valuation option provided in the industry is full value protection.

Suppose an item is damaged or lost during the move, and the customer purchased full-value protection. In this case, the moving company will repair, replace, or refund the fair market value of all affected items.

Yolo Transfer offers limited liability coverage and full value protection, allowing customers to choose the best coverage that fits their needs. To learn more about moving valuation, check out Bekins Van Line’s Moving Protection and Valuation page.

How Long Does a Long-Distance Move Typically Take? How Does a Moving Company Determine the Delivery Date?

Various factors determine the timeline of a long-distance move. These factors include the size of your home or office, the distance of the move, and the number of items. Depending on these factors, long-distance moves can span from two to three days to two to three weeks on average. To determine a delivery date, timely planning and coordination with the moving company can help ensure a smooth process.

Many moving companies partner with a van line, such as Bekins Van Lines, as an interstate agent for long-distance moves. Bekins has over 400 interstate agents that all work together to complete long-distance moves.

As an interstate agent of Bekins Van Lines, Yolo Transfer will provide an accurate timeframe tailored to your needs. Our experienced long-distance movers will work closely with you to determine the best delivery date. When you partner with us, you’ll know your estimated delivery date before signing on. This way, you can choose the company that best fits your moving needs.

Do Moving Companies Have Trained and Experienced Moving Crews? How Do Moving Crews Handle Fragile, Valuable, and Bulky Items?

Reliable moving companies employ background-checked, professionally trained crews capable of handling all types of moves, including fragile and valuable items. It is essential to be aware that some companies hire seasonal help during the busy season of the summer months. Most moving companies still background check their seasonal movers. However, best to partner with a company with permanent employees who are familiar with the company’s practices.

Yolo Transfer’s team undergoes training, ensuring they are well-equipped to handle fragile and valuable items. Our entire moving crew consists of permanent employees who all passed background checks before they joined the Yolo team. As a locally owned and operated family business, you can trust Yolo to handle your belongings carefully. Check out our About Us page to learn more about our team and company.

If an Issue Arises, How Are Disputes About Damaged or Lost Items Solved?

The usual process involves filling out a valuation claim form and contacting the moving company. We recommend doing a final walk-through and auditing your belongings. This way, you can make sure everything arrived safely before signing off on the Bill of Lading with the moving crew team leader.

Yolo Transfer makes the valuation claim process straightforward and customer-friendly. As an interstate agent, our van line, Bekins, handles all valuation claims. Our customer service team is happy to connect you to one of Bekins Van Line’s dedicated specialists to resolve any claims. To learn more about Bekins’ claim filing process, check out their How to File a Valuation Claim page.

What Restrictions or Rules Do Moving Companies Have to Follow for Long Distance Moves?

Federal law mandates long-distance moving companies to obtain USDOT licenses. Many moving companies partner with van lines, such as Bekins Van Lines, for moving long-distance. Bekins, for example, has interstate agents spanning over 95% of the United States. Moving companies can operate under their van line’s USDOT license for long-distance moves.

Moving companies should have their USDOT number listed on their website. You can also check the Federal Movers Data Base Lookup created by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA). The FMCSA has also created a moving checklist that will help you pick a mover and prepare for your move.

As an interstate agent of Bekins Van Lines, Yolo Transfer fully complies with all industry and government regulations. We operate under Bekins’ USDOT license (2256609) and our California state license (IM256). In addition, we are fully insured with general liability and workers comp policies. Yolo Transfer Moving & Storage is also a Certified ProMover by the American Trucking Association, showcasing our commitment to professionalism and ethics.

Why Choose Yolo?

  • Free Moving Quotes
  • Fully Licensed and Insured
  • Family Owned and Operated
  • Same Day Quotes
  • All Trained Professionals
  • Certified Pro Mover
  • Professional Home Protection Kits
  • No Hidden Costs
  • Extra Padding and Protection Available
  • 25 free Moving Boxes
  • Flat Rates
  • Warehouse Storage
  • Operating since 1973
  • Takes credit cards and checks

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