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Getting ready for a move can be an exciting but stressful endeavor. Of course, if you don’t want to deal with the move yourself, you can hire some local or long-distance movers to take stress out of your move. The question is, should you look into hiring a moving company or a moving broker. Today, the experienced movers at ALS Van Lines will go over some of the key benefits of hiring a moving company vs a moving broker for your move. 

The Moving Services You Need

With a moving company handling your move, you can be sure that they will have the moving services you are looking for to move your items. Their residential movers are trained to provide you with quality moving services customized for your move, which isn’t something you’ll find with a moving broker since they hire other movers to do the job. With a moving company, you can expect services like: 

  • Local Moving
  • Long-Distance Moving
  • Storage Services
  • Specialized Moving

Moving Companies Hire Their Own Movers

During a move, you want to make sure you have a team of movers you can trust to provide you with the moving services you need while maintaining constant contact with them. Since moving companies have their own team of movers handling your move, you know exactly what to expect and can call them at any point throughout your move. A moving broker hires movers through a third party that can be difficult to reach since they aren’t employed by them which means any issues you may have might be difficult to communicate to them.

Protection For Your Belongings

When it comes to your belongings, you want to make sure they arrive at your new home without any damage to them. Unfortunately, sometimes items may get damaged which is why moving companies offer valuation protection coverage to ensure you are reimbursed for any damages. A moving broker on the other hand, won’t offer this coverage meaning that you might have to just deal with damage to your items.

Authorized For Interstate Movers

Not just anyone can move your items across state lines to another state. Moving companies who offer these services need to be authorized by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration to do so. Moving brokers might not have that authorization which can lead to some delays and other issues when it comes to your move. 

Go With A Moving Company

When you want only the best moving experience for your move, make sure you hire a moving company instead of a moving broker. So, if you are ready to get started on your move, then contact a moving company in your area. Happy moving!