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Published by Chris Townsend

Moving Tips for Service Members

Moving can be an overwhelming undertaking and is often cited as one of the most stressful activities we can do in our lives. Many surveys indicate that moving is, in fact, the most stressful event in many people’s lives, right up there with divorce. Alleviating the stress is one of the key reasons that many choose to hire professional movers, rather than doing the job entirely on their own. Typically, the more belongings you have to move, and the further you’re moving, add to the stress. In light of this, you can imagine the stress that comes with having to move long distance and ship a car at the same time.

The more that a moving company can take off your plate, the easier it is to focus on the other aspects of relocating your life, which is why we’re proud to be one of the few long distance movers that also provides auto transport services. Since not every moving company offers car shipping along with standard moving services, it’s not always easy to find a mover that’s able to handle everything you need when moving. If you have to work with two separate companies—one to move your belongings and one to ship a vehicle—that only adds to what’s an already stressful live event. Having one company that provides all of the services can effectively cut out half of the difficulty of the initial process. Rather than researching movers and car shippers, contacting two different companies, reviewing prices, and communicating all the necessary information, you can simply deal with one person or company throughout the entirety of the moving process. Not only that, but you can have your car or cars shipped directly to your new address along with your household items, which is a service that our customers speak highly of when it comes to making a long distance move as easy and seamless as possible.

Three Movers is an established moving and car shipping company with a track record of affordability and reliability. We have provided these services to customers moving to every corner of the U.S. and overseas, all at some of the cheapest prices you’ll find in the industry. To learn more about what we offer, call us today at (888) 202-0036! We offer FREE price quotes for both moving and car shipping and are happy to offer discounts to customers that need both. Contact us today for your FREE estimate, or if you have any questions about the process!

Different Methods of Car Transport When Moving

Shipping a car is not a simple process, but it’s fairly straightforward on the consumer end. Essentially, you have two basic methods of transport: open and enclosed shipping. Both terms refer to the type of transport truck used when moving a vehicle. Enclosed shipping means that your car is moved in an enclosed truck that is specifically make to haul cars in the safest and most protected way possible. There is no possibility of damage from bad weather, rocks that may kick up during shipment, or any chance of access while your car sits on a truck overnight during longer trips. For this reason, most owners of high end or luxury cars prefer an enclosed carrier.

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By contrast, an open carrier leaves the vehicle “exposed,” for lack of a better word. That doesn’t mean that your car will be dinged up, damaged, or broker into if you use an open carrier, but an open carrier doesn’t offer the security and protection of enclosed transport. In fact, these types of incidents are incredibly rare with open air car shipping. The benefit or an open carrier is that it is more affordable than using an enclosed carrier. Enclosed shipping is usually done with a smaller cargo area that hauls only one or two cars in most cases. Open air transport can move more vehicles at once, which accounts for it being a more cost effective method.

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Chris Townsend is a moving professional and relocation expert that has more than 10 years of experience in the moving industry. With a background that includes working in virtually every aspect of the company, he has distinguished himself as an integral part of our operations with expertise in all things related to moving. Chris has a keen eye for detail and brings intelligence and passion to every project he’s involved with.

While getting his degree in communications from Santa Clara University, Chris started out with the company working in the field as part of our team of professional moving associates. Following graduation, he was promoted to our main office, where he has thrived in a role that involves increasing responsibility and requires him to wear many different hats. Some days, you may find him answering the phone and providing moving estimates, others he may be writing for our moving blog, and another day he may be coordinating a large corporate moving job or helping us with our marketing efforts. Chris has authored many of our in-depth moving guides, as well as provided our clients with information and advice to handle the complexities of their upcoming moving plans. Simply put, there’s nothing he can’t do and we wouldn’t be where we are today without him.

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