Freight vs Movers

Moving Company vs Freight Shipping

Long Distance Moving Tips

If you’re trying to decide between a freight shipping option and a moving company, there are some things you should keep in mind to help you make the choice.

Moving Companies

The thing about moving companies is that they tend to be better if you’re doing a larger move. The most common people who use these companies are those who want to move their home, their company, or just a single office. It is possible to use them for smaller shipments though, such as moving single pieces of appliances or furniture.

One of the advantages of using a traditional moving company is that you don’t have to put everything on a pallet like you’d have to with other freight companies. You also don’t have to worry about your equipment on putting everything in crates. Instead, it’s just going to be in the truck and this means that everything can often move more smoothly.

Moving companies are known for offering “white glove” services like having dedicated trucks for the purpose of sending your items from one location to another, picking up your items from right inside your house and them delivering them right inside the next building where they are headed, and even doing some of the packing as well as even helping with assembly, if this is something that you want.

Freight

When it comes to freight companies, you have to crate, package and palletize all of your own stuff. If you don’t know what any of this means, then it’s a strong sign that you should get a moving company to do it for you instead. Packing a lot of your stuff into crates or onto individual pallets that you then wrap up and secure is something you should only do if you’re confident that you know what you’re doing, likely through experience from doing it before or from having other people teach you how.

This is important due to the fact that if you don’t secure the packages properly to the pallet or crate, they could move around in transit and become damaged or even lost. This is especially the case when shipping by pallet.

Freight shippers will have to ship to multiple locations on a route in order to get to their destination.

Making the Choice

Many people who are just doing simple home or office moves go with the white glove approach due to the fact that it just makes your life so much easier. This means that traditional moving companies are going to be the way to go. The freight option is something that makes sense to do only if your moving more individual items and it’s done as part of a business operation. Int he end, what makes the most sense is to check out the company that you are investigating and make some phone calls, look at some reviews, and so on so that you get your confidence about the situation up. This way you’ll cut back on your worry and everything will be more likely to work out better.

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