Interstate vs. Intrastate Moving


Intrastate vs Interstate moving

When you call 3 Men Movers to get an estimate and start planning your move, one of the details we’ll need to know is whether you’re moving interstate or intrastate. So what’s the difference between the two? Interstate moves involve moving from one state to another, while intrastate moves take place within one state. So if you’re moving from Texas to Illinois, you need interstate movers. If you’re moving from Dallas to El Paso, you need intrastate movers. And while you could hire 3 Men Movers for either type of move, we mainly specialize in local moves. If you’re trying to decide which moving company to call for your interstate or intrastate move, here’s what you need to know.

All About Intrastate Moves

If you only remember one thing about our movers, it’s that local moves are their jam. Looking at the map above for us Texans – that means if you’re moving anywhere in and around Texas, it’s an Intrastate move. So if you’re moving from San Antonio to Austin, or Houston to Dallas, we’ve got you covered! We even have moving offices in all those cities, though we can certainly move you to any other Texas city for your intrastate move, as well.

As experienced intrastate movers, we can beat the competition when it comes to pricing and speed. We get most local moves done in one day, or at least overnight. That means when our movers show up to help you move in the morning, you could be sleeping in your new bed the same night! We’ve had over 30 years in the moving industry to perfect our craft, so we’re pretty efficient at this point. That means when you need a speedy, affordable move within the state of Texas, we’d be happy to help you!

How Interstate Moving Works

If your move will cross state lines, you’re looking for interstate movers. Here’s where it gets a little tricky if you want to hire 3 Men Movers. Now, if you’re moving from Texas to surrounding states, such as Louisiana or Oklahoma (any state in red on the map), it shouldn’t be a problem. We’d be glad to offer our services at an affordable rate, considering this move probably wouldn’t take much longer than a move from Houston to El Paso.

But if you’re moving from Dallas to Chicago, or basically to any state that’s not next to Texas (every state that’s white on the map), you might want to look into moving companies that specialize in interstate moves. Basically, you’ll want to look at some national van line companies. They operate differently than local movers, making them more cost-effective for long distances. They typically have a driver who simply operates the truck, rather than loading and unloading it, too. That doesn’t mean you’re on your own when it comes to moving your stuff into the truck. Usually, the agent for the van line has a hub in your city, and that company will load your items into the truck, at which point the truck driver will drive to your new home.

When To Hire 3 Men Movers

So what makes van lines like this more affordable than moving companies like 3 Men Movers for interstate moves? They don’t usually have to deadhead on the way back. Deadheading means driving an empty truck back to the office after moving someone. Instead, they can often pick up another load on the way back, so their trip is a little more lucrative. This, in turn, saves you money!

So do we do interstate moving? We can! But we’ll tell you right now that we’re probably not the cheapest since we send our whole crew, not just a driver, and we have to deadhead on the way back. Some of our regular customers know this and still hire us for long distance moves, since knowing they’re in good hands is worth any price. Whether you need interstate movers or intrastate movers, 3 Men Movers can help. We have offices in San Antonio, Austin, Houston and Dallas, so contact us today!

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