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Old 04-02-2008, 04:56 PM
 
Location: SCBC
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Does anyone know of any REPUTABLE nation-wide moving companies? We are moving from Texas to Shelby this summer, and have been warned to not use the internet to search for moving companies as there are waaaaay to many scams.

I am trying to get as many quoted as possible, so if anyone knows of any GOOD ones, please feel free to help me out!

We are also looking at moving ourself, but I don't know about driving a 24 foot u-haul cross country!
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Old 04-02-2008, 05:49 PM
 
Location: SW Montana
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You might give Merganthaler Transfer out of Bozeman a call. They do a lot of cross country moves and have been in business a long time. With diesel getting so expensive, I'd be prepared for a shock...

As to doing in yourself, I might ask what kind of driving experience have you had? The reason I ask is that most of the newer moving trucks/vans are fairly easy to drive if you've had even a little time in anything bigger than a car. Automatic transmissions and considerably more responsive steering help a person a lot. Depending on where in Texas you are, there's an awful lot of interstate between there and Shelby - a majority of what you'd have to worry about would be crosswinds coming up through the spring weather. Check your license requirement, and ask to take a rental for a short drive with an employee and see what you think. If you can see your way clear to doing the driving and loading/unloading yourself, you'll save a bundle of money. And most major national rental companies have a pretty thorough emergency system in case you have a breakdown. I don't know if they have navigational software on board, but that would help a bunch, too.
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Old 04-02-2008, 05:55 PM
 
Location: LEAVING CD
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I wouldn't use Merganthaler to move my garbage can, but I would use the parent company United Van Lines. I've used United 10 times now and will use them again, just not the local (MT) agent. If you call the national number they can set you up with a local United agent. The reason I used United was my research showed they tend to pay their claims on time and don't give you the run around.
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