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Out of State Movers

Make your move stress-free with our interstate movers.

There are so many details to take care of when you’re moving cross country between states -- even just one state over. That makes it important to research the best interstate moving company for your needs. The main areas you need to pay attention to are each company’s range of services, years of moving experience, and available resources.

Whether your interstate moving needs are large or small, Allied Van Lines offers several packing and moving services that you can choose from to create a personalized moving solution. We offer long distance moving and storage services that include full-service packing, custom crating or fragile-only packing for large or very delicate items, or do-it-yourself packing in which we just supply the packing materials.

As a full-service interstate mover, Allied Van Lines can also help you with vehicle shipping, piano moving, short term storage and more interstate moving solutions. And we offer online shipment tracking so you can find out the status of your interstate moving shipment in real time.

Why go around requesting moving quotes from numerous companies when you can find everything you need with Allied Van Lines?


Tips for Choosing a Qualified Interstate Mover

Moving short distances are stressful. Moving across state lines or cross-country can be a nightmare when attempting to go it alone. Choosing an interstate moving company can bring peace of mind and lessen the load. When selecting a qualified interstate mover, keep these tips in mind:

  • Any company handling your belongings across state lines must carry the proper insurance. Ask to see up-to-date valid insurance certificates.
  • The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) requires long distance carriers to be registered before transporting household goods between states. Ask to see the mover's "MC" number.
  • Obtain several price comparisons and request a final estimate for your long interstate move. Beware of businesses with low bids, as these can be scammers or businesses that don't have your best interest in mind. Newer companies may offer better pricing or discounts, but they also don't have years of reliable experience with interstate moves.
  • Read online reviews from people who've used the mover recently. Yelp, Google, and the Better Business Bureau are good places to start.
  • Ask for in-person quotes. Pricing over the phone or online only gives a ballpark estimate. Allowing the mover to see your furniture and other belongings will provide a more accurate pricing schedule.
  • Interstate moving companies should conduct themselves professionally, from the call center to the packers and drivers. Uniforms identify the team as a member of the company you hire, and vehicles should display the company's business name and contact information.

Steps for a Successful Interstate Move

We know you have a lot on your plate when moving your family or business across state lines. Here is a checklist of things to accomplish to make your move go as smoothly as possible:

  • Downsize: Consider selling or donating items you won't want or need in your new location. Interstate moves can be expensive, so if you don't want to pay to move something, get rid of it. It will also give you a clean slate to start on the right foot in your new place.
  • Document:Make an inventory of all your belongings, their condition, and their value. Take photos, as well. This documentation will help insurance compensate you in the event something is damaged or missing in the move.
  • Insurance:Long distance movers carry insurance to protect your belongings, but opting for additional coverage can bring you peace of mind. Ask your insurance agent or chosen moving company for advice on policies.
  • Verify Details:Verify the details of the move throughout the packing and transporting process. Ensure your packers and driver have your up-to-date contact information and that you have their contact information as well. Also, double-check that your moving company has the correct address and any schedule changes for departing, arrival, and unloading times.
  • Plan Ahead:An interstate move can take anywhere from two to five days, from the packing up to the unloading. Be sure to set aside a suitcase to keep with you with any necessities, prescriptions, phones, chargers, and other must-have items. Also, consider keeping very valuable and highly breakable items with you during the move for peace of mind.

If you'll be driving your vehicle across state lines, make sure to tune it up with a tire rotation, oil change, and ensure your plates and insurance won't expire during your busiest times of unpacking.

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Interstate Moving Services


We'll supply our own moving supplies and help you pack your stuff as securely as possible.


When we load our trucks, we ensure that nothing will move or shift, protecting your belongings from damage.


During the move, we're efficient and safe, providing the most reliable, convenient service around.


When we arrive at your new home, we'll take care of all the heavy lifting.


Putting furniture in its proper place and unpacking boxes of belongings that you need right away, our job isn't done until you're settled in your new home.


Should you need us to store your belongings during the moving process; we have storage facilities to accommodate your needs.

We handle local, interstate, cross-country, and even some international moves, whether you need your home moved or your corporate office moved to a new location. For details, request a moving estimate today!

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Tips To Prepare for an Interstate Move

Interstate moves can be stressful enough without adding extra complications. You can avoid those complications by taking the following steps:

  1. Make sure you have all the necessary paperwork ready before you begin packing.
  2. Have a plan for what will happen during the move.
  3. Pack items carefully and securely.
  4. Keep track of important documents and information.
  5. Take care of any pets.
  6. Be prepared to pay extra fees if you need to ship heavy items.
  7. Consider hiring professional movers.
  8. Don't forget about insurance!
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Why is Allied the Only Choice for Interstate Moving?

Over 85 years in the moving industry have made Allied one of the leading interstate moving companies in the United States. And during all that time, we’ve developed a system that reflects our commitment to quality! From the extensive training our agents, drivers and movers receive to the variety of services we offer to our secure and well-maintained fleet of professional moving vehicles, we do what it takes to deliver high-quality interstate relocations for every customer. That’s all part of what we call the Allied Advantage.

Additional Services to Consider:

Long Distance Moving

Any company can handle a local move, but only a few can even be trusted with a long distance move. See the Allied difference.

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Household Moving

When it comes to moving, Allied is dedicated to providing a Personal Moving Plan that meets the needs of its customers’ households.

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Cross Country Moving

With the largest mover network in the world, we assist families and individuals with cross country moves each and every day.

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Nationwide Moving

When needing nationwide moving services, we help take the stress out of moving across the country and give you peace of mind.

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Hear From Our Customers

  • The punctual service. The driver was phenomenal, personable & aware it was a big move. The driver was good with my daughter. The loading and unloading crew was early.

    Brad S.
  • Allied communicated very well during the moving process and the moving crew did a great job. The loading crew did a very professional job.

    Brady E.
  • The care and treatment of the service. I have used the service twice within a year. And believe it or not I got the same driver.

    Gerald K.
  • I was extremely satisfied with this move. The whole process from first contact until delivery I was shown outstanding communication. The cust serv rep Lukas Tuttle from Oklahoma was outstanding. He kept me informed. The driver made me very comfortable with the move.

    Bob L.
  • Ron and Pete was with me and delivered to me. They were good people. He wasn't sure if he was able to move around the storage bin that I had rented. He accommodated me to a shorter truck.

    Chris B.
  • The driver and his crew was awesome. I had their personal cell number and we kept in contact. They were very prompt and came 15 minutes early. They were just delightful.

    Lou R.
  • They did an excellent job. I was happy w/them. But there were a couple of items left behind. We had a 3rd party to work on the move too.

    Eric S.
  • They were able to deliver our goods three days before we thought they were going to. They went above and beyond and they worked with me.

    Adam & Jennifer L.
  • The person that coordinated the move was extremely helpful and I would like to say thank you to her. The coordinator's name was Wendy Jezior and she did wonderful job for me.

    Jagannadh S.
  • I was happy w/ the srvc I recv from the driver. Joaquin did a good job of getting things together and the job done.

    Bill M.

The Importance of Selecting the Right Out of State Moving Company

For those who've experienced the difficulty of relocating multiple times, understanding the importance of the right long-distance moving company is important. Here's our guide to ensure your next move is stress-free:

  • Transparency in Pricing: When considering full-service moves, it's essential to have a clear understanding of the cost breakdown. At Allied we provide a transparent explanation of what's included in the price, ensuring there are no unexpected additional charges.
  • Customer Support & Company Ratings: Our reputation speaks for itself. Check out our ratings and reviews. And remember, we're here for you every step of the way with a dedicated move coordinator and support team.
  • Safety First: Your health and safety, and that of our crew, are paramount. We have stringent protocols to ensure everyone's well-being during the move.
  • Local Partnerships & Recommendations: New to the area? Our agents have local partnerships to help you discover the gems in your new location, making your transition smoother.
  • Interactive Tools & Instant Quotes: Our digital tools, like interactive checklists and moving timelines, are designed for your convenience. The benefit of our instant online quotes, especially when searching for "interstate movers near me" or "cross state movers," is a significant plus.
  • Reliability & Additional Services: You deserve reliable services. That's why we go the extra mile, offering specialized services like vehicle shipping or piano moving. While these might come with additional charges, we believe in providing value and convenience.
  • Nationwide Movers with a Local Touch: While we bring the expertise of a nationwide mover, we also pride ourselves on understanding local nuances, ensuring a personalized experience for you.

We believe moving is more than a logistical task. It's a journey to a new chapter in your life. And with Allied Van Lines by your side, that journey promises to be memorable.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is an interstate move?

An interstate move is when you move from one state to another. It is regulated primarily by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA).

How much does an Interstate Move Cost?

The average cost of an interstate move is $3,500. This is based on an average weight of 7,000 lbs. (7 rooms) and a traveling distance of 1,000 miles (roughly the distance from Chicago IL, to Dallas, TX).

Obviously, there are many factors that go into calculating moving costs: the number of belongings being moved, distance, packing and unpacking, special items, move date, and much more, so the best bet to know the true cost is to fill out the Instaquote above.

How do I hire movers?

As with anything in life, not all moving companies are created equal, and some are better than others at providing this service. Some tips to consider: read reviews, get multiple estimates, get referrals, check experience, and check their licensing.

How long does it take for an interstate move?

The average interstate move takes anywhere from 2-5 days. That time frame can vary depending on the distance of the transport.

What are the cheapest ways to move between states?

The cheapest way to move cross country will always be DIY, but saving money isn't everything. Moving is a daunting process and it can be even more challenging without professional help like with Allied Van Lines.

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