Answered by Nicole La CapriaMay 9, 2013
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The trip from Floral Park to Tuscon is 2,134 miles--this would qualify your move as a long-distance move. With a long distance move, the moving company is unlikely to drive straight from your origin to your destination carrying only your shipment. To maximize profits, a moving company will stop to handle shipments from other customers along your route.
En route to Tuscon, your belongings may be transferred from one truck to another, temporarily held in a warehouse, and/or consolidated with other families' goods. In order to keep prices affordable for customers, movers cannot handle only move at a time. It would not be economically feasible. Other factors that can delay your shipment's arrival include inclement weather, traffic jams, and mechanical troubles.
For a cross-country move, it will typically take about two weeks for your shipment to arrive. However, movers will rarely offer an estimated date or time of delivery--rather a two-week window to accomodate unforeseen circumstances that could occur during the trip.
If you will be arriving at your destination long before your movers, you can cope without your belongings by packing pillows, blankets, air mattresses and sleeping bags in your vehicle to make your first week or two more comfortable. If you are flying, you can ship these items so they are waiting for you when you arrive. Or, if you ca not bear the thought of waiting for your possessions, you can always rent a moving truck and transport them yourself!
Otherwise, begin your search for long-distance movers right now at Movers.com! Do not forget to come back and let us know about your experience by writing a moving review!
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