Moving a family long distance is quite an undertaking. You’ve got moving checklists, homes to sell and purchase, and belongings to transport. What could auto transport have to do with moving your family?
Most moving companies aren’t car shipping experts; they’re experts at shipping furniture, large boxes, dishes, etc. Many families have more than one car, and many times, if you’re moving across several states it’s more comfortable and time efficient to fly and ship the cars. That’s where Crestline comes in. We can pick up and deliver your vehicles on your timeline, making the physical “moving” process less stressful for you and your family.
There’s more. Since Crestline partners with moving companies across the United States, we’ve been through a few moves in our time. We have resources and insight on these moving companies we would love to share with you! Just like choosing an auto transport company, there’s a way to distinguish the good moving companies from the bad. Here are some tips for when considering movers for your family’s move:
Remember that you’re going to be putting all your life’s belongings in these people’s hands. Avoid scams by picking up the phone to validate what you see online. Ask about physical addresses, USDOT (United States Department of Transportation) and MC (motor carrier) license numbers.
Ask for a few recent customers to call and then follow through. Be sure to ask them about their experience and the condition of their belongings when they arrived.
This means having a representative from the moving company come to your home and see everything that you have to move. Show them each room, closets, and all the furniture. Get the estimate in writing and hold on to it! Ask them to detail what the estimate includes.
To be extra careful, you might want to check out the company’s physical address yourself; see the facilities and their trucks.
A business that has an active profile on Better Business Bureau probably cares a bit more about their customer satisfaction than someone with no online customer interaction at all.
Book your moving company, and call Crestline at 800.994.1208 to take care of the auto transport. By following these tips, you’ll have two five-star companies helping you in your family move!