Get an experienced mover with a good track record.
In transporting your home across the country, you are requiring movers to exhibit great professionalism; so it pays to choose your mover carefully. Find a mover with national licensing, insurance guarantees, and a network that provides a quality fleet of trucks and a courteous staff to take care of your move at the other end. You may want to choose a company that provides storage if your new home is not ready to be inhabited.
It is easy to verify whether your mover carries insurance and licenses or that they belong to trade boards and professional groups. These groups insist on high standards of conduct for members and monitor consumer complaints. Check your mover’s credentials at http://www.moving.org/
.Insist on a signed contract beforehand.
Do not assume a moving company is reputable just because it has a website or a yellow pages ad. Do not sign any open-ended contracts. You want a binding agreement that will not add fuel or mileage surcharges, extra taxes, or other fees created by unforeseen circumstances.