• ekins Moving & Storage Kelowna: Moving Services Pro Tips

Choosing Long Distance Movers Doesn’t Have To Be Difficult

Families looking for long distance movers should choose a company with the industry connections to make the process a smooth one.

Families looking for long distance movers should choose a company with the industry connections to make the process a smooth one.

Choosing long distance movers can tricky. Part of this is due to the fact that the moving industry in North America is unregulated. Fortunately, there are a number of ways you can find a professional outfit that has your best interests at heart.

When it comes to long distance moving, a lot of it comes down to the industry connections your mover has. When you search online listings, you’re bound to find moving companies that claim to have a global network, satellite offices and other resources to carry out a long distance relocation, but in reality, they don’t.

This is why it’s important to do your homework when moving:

  • Out of province
  • To the United States
  • Overseas


Full Service Van Line Agents

When moving outside of BC, it’s a good idea to find long distance movers who are affiliated with reputable van lines. For instance, Bekins Moving & Storage in Kelowna is an agent for United Van Lines. So, while Bekins has the skill, resources and experience to handle local moves within BC, they can reach out to United when coordinating longer hauls.


Container Services

It’s comforting to know that your possessions will be safe and secure during your move. Many of the moving companies Canada homeowners trust offer container services for long distance moving. This provides extra peace of mind because: 

  • They’re rodent-proof and weatherproof
  • You can seal each container yourself
  • You can strategically separate your possessions

And because containers come in a variety of sizes, you can choose one that suits your needs. Another advantage of containers is that they can be removed from the truck. In the event that you need to store you belongings temporarily until you move into your new home, it will be less expensive to store the container rather than an entire moving truck.


Proper Insurance Coverage

While no one wants to think about the possibility of their goods getting damaged during transport, it does happen. That’s why it’s important to discuss coverage options with your moving company to ensure your belongings are protected.

Many reputable moving companies will offer several options, some of which will be automatically included in estimate, and others that you can purchase on top of the base coverage.


Business Credentials

Despite being unregulated, the moving industry in Canada does have a governing body that promotes best practices and consumer education. The Canadian Association of Movers (CAM) regulates and keeps records of reputable and disreputable movers.

Other places where you can gauge a business’s legitimacy and trustworthiness include:

  • Better Business Bureau
  • Canadian Federation of Independent Business

To make sure you’re prepared for long distance moving, check out our post: Kelowna Movers Offer 4 Tips to Streamline Long Distance Moves.


Are you looking for trustworthy long distance movers? Bekins Moving and is affiliated with United Van Lines and can handle all of your out-of-province moving needs. Call us for to arrange an estimate.

Moving soon? Book your FREE in-home estimate.