Local moves are hard enough. Add a few hundred or more miles to it, and you have yourself a stressful situation. One of the easiest ways to reduce the difficulties of a long-distance move is to hire the right moving company. So, why a local moving company for a long-distance move? Here are five benefits you stand to gain by hiring locally.

Benefits of a Local Moving Company

While every company will define a long-distance move differently, it’s typically recognized by being more than 100 miles and across state lines. Another word you might hear is an ‘interstate move.’ Either way, choosing a local moving service has many benefits.

The Buck Stops Here

When you hire non-local companies, you usually end up with multiple companies involved—one to load, one to drive, and one to unload.

Helps the Local Community

Choosing a local mover means you are helping a local company that employs local people from the community. What a great way to say ‘thank you’ to the community.

Competitive Pricing

Local movers serve a much smaller area and have much lower operating costs than a bigger company, which reflects in their rates.

Some local companies only operate within a certain vicinity. Be sure to consider the distance when looking for a moving company.


Smaller-scale businesses rely heavily on their reputation and tend to put a lot of focus on the standard of service. Most local moving companies will take a lot more care and effort on your move, especially with family-run local companies. Employees tend to carry years of experience and are licensed and insured. Being held to a higher standard means you can rely on them to provide quality service that larger companies often lack.

Easier to Resolve Problems

Local companies tend to reach a quicker resolution than a national moving service when problems arise. For one, they have fewer clients to manage, so they tend to address an issue much more promptly. The last thing they want to do is damage their reputation with poor business practices.

Hire a Local Moving Company for a Long-Distance Move

May is National Moving Month. More than 35 million Americans use professional movers each year, with some 800,000 of those crossing state lines. About half of all moves happen between June and September,

May kicks off the busy summer moving season, so don’t wait to call RL Maxon Moving to schedule your local or long-distance move. 479.756.0850

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