Learn how much it costs to Move Cross Country.
Posted on: Friday, March 25th, 2022 | ID: #652

Full-service moving companies charge the most because they handle loading, unloading, and transport. Renting a truck or a shipping container runs less because you’re responsible for packing and loading.

Full-Service Movers

Hiring full-service movers costs $4,000 to $10,000 or more, depending on the distance and any additional services. Popular companies include:

  • Allied

  • Atlas

  • Mayflower

  • North American

  • Old Dominion

When you hire a moving company for an interstate trip, they usually send a consultant to your house to:

  • Evaluate the size of the truck you’ll need

  • Estimate total weight for the load

  • Talk to you about extra insurance for your belongings

At the end of the consultation, you’ll get a detailed estimate that outlines the services the company will provide and the cost of each one.

Freight Trailers

Renting a 28-foot freight trailer for a long-distance move costs an average of $2,900, depending on the distance traveled and the number of items packed. Popular companies include:

  • U-Pack

  • OD Household Services

  • Estes SureMove

If you’re renting full truckload (FTL), you’re reserving the entire trailer for your move, but renting a less-than-truckload (LTL) trailer requires you to rent out space by foot in the freight trailer and other people’s items will ride alongside them. FTL service typically costs more than LTL because you’ll receive direct service for your items. The cost of renting LTL is based on the trailer company’s price per pound or cubic foot. However, delivery times may be slower because the trailer may serve multiple people simultaneously.

Cross-Country Moving Truck Rental

Renting a moving truck to move across the country costs $1,200 to $2,100. A 10-foot vehicle runs $1,200 to $1,400, while a 26-foot truck ranges from $1,900 to $2,100.