Short Distance or Local Moving Services - Registration
If you are moving within the state of Massachusetts, or doing a short distance move from Boston MA, that is considered intrastate moving
. Also known as short-distance or in-state or local moving, each state has varying rules and regulations with regard to household goods moving within it's own state. Some states have very rigid regulations for movers, while others have little if any requirements for moving. To get more info for moving from Boston MA to any city also in Massachusetts go to Mover Licensing Requirements in MA.
Interstate Moving Boston MA - Registration, Licensing and Rules
If you are moving your personal effects or personal property from Boston MA
to another state, this is known as "interstate moving
". The US Department of Transportation regulates interstate household goods moving by way of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMSCA) Household Goods Program. Interstate movers
, also known as nationwide movers
, are required to be registered with the US DOT, and should have either a US DOT # or Motor Carrier # (MC#) or both. To find out a mover's registration status go to - Check Licensing for Interstate Movers
How Many Hours For Local Moving - Boston, MA
About how many hours should it take for professional movers to do a local move in the Boston MA area? For 2 to 3 rooms of furniture and items moving from a 3 level condo to a 3rd floor apartment with elevator it should take 1 truck and 2 men about 5 to 6 hours. This is for an averagely furnished home. Adjust hours and time for lightly furnished or more heavily furnished. For total rooms to be moved be sure to include outdoor and patio items in addition to garage items.
Your actual moving cost will depend upon the hourly moving rate of your Boston MA mover. So be sure to go to Get Moving Quotes
to compare Boston movers.