Long-distance moves are different than local moves (moving a short distance) and intrastate moves (moves that occur within the same state) because they involve moving goods across state lines. Additionally, a long-distance move can also be referred to as a cross-country move or an interstate move or state to state moving, depending on the distance of the move.
Long-distance moves require special authority to transport customers’ items from one state to another. This authority is granted by federal regulators. Van lines that offer long-distance moving are also required by law to carry specific insurance policies. These regulations are designed to protect the customer and their belongings.