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If you don’t want to hire a full service moving company, but don’t want to risk a DIY move either, you can use a freight service to ship your belongings to your new home. A lot of freight moving companies provide residential moving services from and to any point within the United States, as well as shipping to any international destination. Remember that freight moving companies will only transport your goods from the original location to your final destination.
With the extra services, you can request packing, loading, unloading, or inside pickup and delivery from your chosen freight movers. But, of course, you will be charged an additional fee for those moving services. It is usually your responsibility to pack your possessions. Load them and unload them onto the moving truck and you only pay the costs for the actual transportation of your items, which automatically makes freight moving your cheapest relocation option!
If you are moving a large household that requires a full 48 or 53-foot trailer. You need Full Truckload (FTL) shipping. The freight moving company will drop off a trailer at your home about 24-48 hours before the move, the time for arranging your belongings inside. At the agreed time, the trailer will be picked up and delivered to your new destination.
If you are going to relocate only a few large items that won’t fill up an entire trailer. You need Less Than Truckload (LTL) shipping. The freight movers will combine your shipment with other customer’s goods. The truck will have to make several stops to pick up and deliver the shipments to several different places, which means you will have to wait longer for your belongings to be delivered.
While freight trailers are available for moves of all sizes, this method of moving is usually more convenient for large moves. With the amount of space available in these trailers, customers can move a four to a five-bedroom household for a good deal less than using a full service moving company.
People who aren’t against heavy lifting and partially do-it-yourself moving also won’t have any problems using a freight trailer. Unlike a truck rental where you handle all aspects of the relocation, a freight moving company handles the transportation. Freight moving companies are typically ideal for those moving long distance. It is not a popular method for moving locally. While those who relocating across the country will benefit from having a freight moving company handle the cross-country driving.