Three Men and a Truck provides moving services in the Commonwealth of Virginia. We assist residential and commercial movers with local and long distance relocation needs.
Contact us for any of the following:
- long distance moving
- local moving
- full-service movers
- international moving
- residential moves
- corporate moving
- commercial moves
- moving and storage
- movers and packers
- movers with a truck
- furniture moving
- military moving
- same day moving
Long distance Virginia moving companies
When you plan a long distance move to or from Virginia, it’s helpful to know that interstate moves are under the jurisdiction of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, commonly referred to as FMCSA. The agency works to improve highway safety and to protect consumers from fraudulent moving company practices.
If you limit your search to movers that register with FMCSA, you have some assurance that the company you choose is aboveboard and honest. You can check that the mover is up to date with their compliance by looking for their name on FMCSA’s SAFER search tool. Also, review the mover’s safety record and customer complaint history.
The FMCSA site also offers you some informative resources about moving and what to look for in the mover’s estimate, tariff, agreement, and other relevant documents. One crucial suggestion is to always get a written estimate and contract from the chosen vendor. These precautions will help you in case any conflict over price or service level comes up.
Local movers in Virginia
Local movers in Virginia must get a certificate or a permit from the Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles (which depends on whether they work just on very short distance moves or longer moves but intrastate only). The movers are required to maintain satisfactory insurance levels, but you should not assume that they do. Ask for documentation of the insurance coverage and their business license when you are interviewing movers for your local move.
It’s a great idea to get a written estimate for your local move within Virginia, just as you would for a cross country move. Ask the mover to conduct an onsite survey of the goods you are shipping. This step will result in a more accurate bid and allow you to meet them in person and ask questions.
How much does it cost to move in Virginia?
Local moves are generally less costly than long distance projects, but every move price is determined chiefly by the size of the shipment and the distance it is being transported. The local vendor will usually offer a price quote based on an hourly charge, while the interstate estimate is based on the weight and distance. It’s a good idea to obtain bids from several movers and compare them.
Cost & Time Examples For Moving To Or From Virginia
|To / From Virginia||Distance||2 BR||3 BR||4 BR|
|Virginia, VA to Boston, MA||474||$853,2 – $1090,2||$1232,4 – $1516,8||$1611,6 – $1896|
|Portland, OR to Virginia, VA||2370||$4266 – $5451||$6162 – $7584||$8058 – $9480|
|Virginia, VA to Austin, TX||1264||$2275,2 – $2907,2||$3286,4 – $4044,8||$4297,6 – $5056|
|Virginia, VA to Denver, CO||1488||$2678,4 – $3422,4||$3868,8 – $4761,6||$5059,2 – $5952|
|Nashville, TN to Virginia, VA||524||$943,2 – $1205,2||$1362,4 – $1676,8||$1781,6 – $2096|
|Fresno, CA to Virginia, VA||2312||$4161,6 – $5317,6||$6011,2 – $7398,4||$7860,8 – $9248|
|Virginia, VA to Detroit, MI||444||$799,2 – $1021,2||$1154,4 – $1420,8||$1509,6 – $1776|
|Oklahoma City, OK to Virginia, VA||1121||$2017,8 – $2578,3||$2914,6 – $3587,2||$3811,4 – $4484|
|Virginia, VA to Yonkers, NY||301||$541,8 – $692,3||$782,6 – $963,2||$1023,4 – $1204|
|Louisville, KY to Virginia, VA||455||$819 – $1046,5||$1183 – $1456||$1547 – $1820|
*Prices and times are estimated. They can vary depending on the season and other factors. Get a quote
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Frequently Asked Questions
How Reliable Are Your Moving Estimates and Are They Considered Binding?
If you get one of our estimates via a phone call or the web form, it will be over 90% accurate. However, they can only be as good as the amount of detail we get. For a better idea of the moving cost, an on-site inspection has to be carried out. It’s the only way to get a fully reliable written estimate.
What’s the best time to move in Virginia, and how far ahead should I plan my move?
Generally, the peak moving period in Virginia is between April and September, which is from late spring to early fall. Moving costs at this time, however, might be higher as there is higher moving demand. It would be advisable to contact a moving company 2-4 weeks ahead of a local move and 3-6 weeks ahead of a planned long-distance move. The summer is particularly popular for moving during the summer and usually, that means high demand in the state. If what you are looking for is a reduction in costs, you might want to consider moving in late fall.
How Do I Know if My Move Is Local or Long-Distance?
A move is local if it is less than 100 miles. It is usually within the same city or state. A long-distance move, on the other hand, is a move that is over 100 miles and usually to another city or state, though not necessarily.
Is there anything that a moving crew won’t accept?
Absolutely. Movers won’t accept food, plants, chemical substances, or anything that is potentially flammable or explosive. That includes perfumes and nail polish removers, fertilizers, or anything hazardous. Scuba Gear isn’t accepted either due to the tanks they use.
Who Regulates Moving Companies in Virginia, and Where Can I Verify a Mover’s License?
All moving companies are required by the United States to have a registered number with the United States Department of Transportation (USDOT). This unique number can be used to trace the operations of a company. You can check them here. The state of Virginia goes a step further and requires moving companies to have Virginia State Household Goods Carrier certificates. Moving companies in the state are regulated by the Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles (VA DMV).
I had an Emergency, and Now I Need a Last-Minute Move. Is That Possible?
This is certainly possible. In fact, the moving industry has adapted to offer same-day services in most cases. However, some amenities might not be available in this case. Also, depending on the demand for that day the moving company could be completely booked.
I don’t Have Enough Boxes to Package My Belongings. Where Can I Find Moving Boxes in Virginia?
Knowing where to get boxes can be a challenge. Fortunately, you have options in Virginia. There are companies like Lend a Box and the UPS Store that provide moving boxes and other moving supplies. You can also ask us for our full packing service. We will bring all the required resources to get your move going.
What Documents Do I Need to Have on Me on the Day of the Move?
On this day, you’ll need the inventory list, the bill of services, the price quote, and an insurance certificate. You might also be required to verify your identity. This means that driver’s licenses, and other identification documents should be within reach. Our managers at Three Men And A Truck can help you know and sort the required documents.
I Want to Add/Remove some services before moving day. Is that possible?
We know sometimes as the move comes plans can change. For this reason, we do allow changes to the services that you initially contracted, within reason. Changes requested on the same day might not be possible if the moving crew already left for the site.
Do I Have to Be Present During the Move or At the Destination?
Yes, you have to be present at the start of the move to present the necessary documents. On the other hand, you don’t need to be there when the moving crew arrives at the new place. You can arrange for someone else to supervise the unloading, so long as they have the correct information to verify who they are.
I’m not ready to move all my items to the destination yet. Who provides storage services in Virginia?
Three Men And A Truck offers storage services in the state. Our storage services range from a pod where you can store a few of your items to a full storage unit where you can store your whole office equipment or home items. While you sort out your destination home or office, we can take care of your cargo.