The best rated moving companies will all share the same qualities. Whether it is an interstate moving company, local movers, or even an international move, those best rated moving companies will make your life easier. After all, that is what you are paying them for. And why hire any of the best rated moving companies if they are not going to do their job.
First and foremost, you should expect clear and concise directions and details from the company. The information about the move should be clearly understood by all movers, the company, and you. The date should be on all paperwork, as well as precise times of packing, moving, and unpacking. If the company is any good, they will have been in the business long enough to know just how long things will take every step of the way. You should never have to deal with “expect the truck somewhere between 8am and 3pm.” How can you rely on a company that is shipping your entire life in a truck across the country, when they cannot even give you a decent judge of time?
Next, they should look the part. Moving trucks and equipment can get pretty beat up in the process, but you should not have to see it. You should see everything freshly cleaned and tidied. Including the offices, the storage facilities, and especially the movers themselves. Yes, moving can get hot in the summer time, and shorts are okay, but the workers should be wearing clean t shirts, tucked in, proudly displaying the company logo. None of this holey shirt, cut off jeans nonsense. A professional business, no matter what it does, is only as professional as its sloppiest employee.
Lastly, the company should be in constant communication with you. Even if it is via email or text updates, you should know when the truck is driving off, leaving the storage facility, stopping for the night, and five minutes away from the destination. Like I said, if that is your entire life in the back of the truck, you should be assured that its contents are kept absolutely safe.