Moving Companies in Massachusetts

Looking for a reliable moving companies in Massachusetts? You're in the right place. The U.S. Moving Protection Organization is a neutral, non-profit organization, dedicated to creating a safer and more reliable moving industry. Search our directory of verified moving companies and compare multiple moving options. Our service is completely free and intended for shippers to make a safe, reliable, and affordable choice for a long distance move.


As a non-profit moving resource, the U.S. Moving Protection Organization offers free moving assistance to promote safe & reliable moving solutions. Connect with a safe & reliable moving company in Massachusetts.

How to Select a Safe & Reliable Moving Company in Massachusetts

Whichever company you call for an estimate, they will either take an inventory over the phone, virtually with a video estimate, or for larger moves they will send a representative for an on-site estimate. An itemized inventory is the first, and most important step, in getting accurate pricing for a long distance moving quote in Massachusetts. This process calculates the total volume of your move, which is used to determine how much labor and truck space is needed. It’s very important to take your time and be accurate with this part. Don’t leave it up to the mover to tell you the size of your move.

We recommend to itemize each piece of furniture before contacting a mover. Use a tape measure to accurately measure the (length) x (width) x (height) to determine the cubic feet. Although this process seems tedious, it can save you thousands of dollars in hidden fees on the day of the move. Once you have an accurate list, with the dimensions, send it to at least 3 carriers (You can find a list of safe and reliable long distance moving companies in Massachusetts below).This will save you time on the phone with pushy salesmen, minimize miscommunication, hold movers accountable, and make sure your quotes are consistent. If you need help to check your inventory for accuracy, you can contact a USMPO representative for free assistance.

Avoid working with brokers and putting information into multiple websites. Using the table below, request a written estimate from a verified long distance moving carrier in Massachusetts. The carriers in the table below are licensed, bonded, insured, and authorized to move household goods. Each carrier has been hand selected after an interview, audit, and background checked with the Better Business Bureau and Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration. We do not allow brokers, or companies with a pattern of complaint history, into the network. More so, these carriers are held accountable to a code of ethics to ensure a safe, reliable, and affordable moving experience. It’s recomeneded to gather and compare at least 3 quotes before making a decision.

The U.S. Moving Protection Organization rates these moving companies based on 5 key factors. Delivery Time, Pricing Accuracy, Responsiveness, and Ethics. You can view the rating of these carriers by clicking on “view company profile” in the table of approved Massachusetts moving companies below.

As a research tool for consumers, the U.S. Moving Protection Organization has created company profiles for the best moving companies in Massachusetts. These profiles help consumers get a better understanding of the company’s background, without having to rely on google reviews that can be faked or forged. 

If you hire a mover based solely on the lowest price, you may be sacrificing other things that are actually more important, like getting your possessions moved safely and delivered on time. And remember, movers are required by law to deliver your goods for no more than 10% above the price of a non­-binding estimate. This is known as the 110 percent rule.

Don’t be fooled by the lowest price. Moving costs such as gas, labor wages, and packing materials are standardized. The difference between a cheap quote and the real price is reflected on the day of the move, either through unqualified day-workers, damages, or price increases. Often times the company with the lowest price will make up for the difference on the day of the move. Long distance moving companies in Massachusetts should never be below $1800. You can read more about the cost hiring affordable movers in Massachusetts below.  

Be sure to clearly ask about: (Click for a full list of questions to ask your mover) 

Additional Charges & Accessorial Services:

Don’t assume that everything is included in your move. Common elements like packing/un-packing, packing materials, un-mounting, bulky items, flights of stairs, elevators, shuttles, long-carries, etc all have additional  fees if not addressed upfront. 

Insurance Coverage:

Most moves are included with “release value insurance”, which cover you .60 cents per pound, up to $10,000. If you would like additional coverage, ask about Full Value Protection. Learn more about liability and protection here.

Delivery Schedules:

Companies usually require a 48 hour pickup window, but rarely guarantee a specified delivery date. Don’t take your salesperson’s word for it; if you need a specific date for your items to be delivered, make sure its written on the contract. 

It’s recommended to make a reservation for a long distance move at least 30 days in advance. This amount of time will give you the ability to add or remove items leading up to your move date. Since the logistics of interstate moving usually involves the consolidation of multiple shipments on a single truck,  advanced scheduling allow for optimized logistical planning and quicker delivery times for the carrier. 

To confirm a reservation, typically a deposit is needed. This deposit should be refundable up to two weeks before the pick-up date and serves as a commitment from the shipper. Depending on a company’s policy, reservation deposits can range from $250 to up to 30% of the total move cost. Always use a credit card when possible. Avoid paying reservation deposits with Zelle, Cash App, Paypal, ACH, or a direct transfer. These payment methods are much harder to reverse and should be avoided. 

Approved Long Distance Moving Companies in Massachusetts

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How Much Does Moving in Massachusetts Cost?

Local moves, less than 100 miles, are charged by an hourly rate. Interstate moves going over 100 miles or crossing state line, are charged by volume and distance. Long distance moving companies in Massachusetts should never charge less than $1,750 for a minimum move. Anything less than that is a red flag. Read more about the cost of long distance moving in Massachusetts below.

Average Cost for Long Distance Moving Service in Massachusetts

Type of Service Studio/ 1 Bedroom Apt 2-3 Bedrooms 4-5 Bedrooms
DIY/Truck Rental $400 – $2,300 $750 – $4,150 $1,500 – $4,900
Moving Container $700 – $2,800 $1,200 – $4,950 $2,500 – $7,800
Full Service $1,750 – $2,750 $2,750– $4,500 $4,500 – $12,500

Your Moving Questions, Our Expert Answers

We’re here to address your concerns and provide with expert guidance.

To find a reliable long distance moving company in Massachusetts, you can refer to the table of verified movers above. Once you click on a company, you will be directed to their company profile. Here you can see their rating, reviews, complaint history, and company information. 

If you need further assistance finding a reliable long distance moving company in Massachusetts, you can always contact a USMPO representative directly. 

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The U.S. Moving Protection organization is a non-profit consumer resource for customers looking for reliable long distance moving companies in Massachusetts. We work to audit and verify movers for safety, reliability, and hold them accountable to our code of ethics. 

All movers are legally required to offer a minimum level of insurance coverage. This level of protection is called the release value. 

USMPO can also connect you with reliable long distance movers in Massachusetts who offer full value protection. Under Full Value Protection, your mover is responsible for the replacement value of lost or damaged goods in your entire shipment. This is the more comprehensive, but also more expensive, option for protecting your belongings. This means if something gets damaged or broken, you'll be reimbursed the actual price.

You can read more about the difference between full value protection and release value on the FMCSA's website

The cost of long distance moving varies based on the size and distance of your move. A professional long distance move in Massachusetts should never cost less than $1,700. That should be the starting price for a studio size, or small 1 bedroom apartment, moving out of state.

Local movers in Massachusetts charge per mover and per hour (with about 2 movers per room), and long distance movers in Massachusetts charge by weight (or cubic feet) and miles.

To get accurate pricing, request a quote from one of the verified moving companies above. If you still have questions, you can contact a USMPO representative for assistance. 

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Having trouble doing your own research? Need assistance in comparing multiple moving options? We're here to assist you in making an informed decision. Don't risk your valuables with the lowest quote you find. A USMPO representative can help you find and compare reliable long distance moving companies in Massachusetts, based on your specific needs.

Know Your Rights and Responsibilities

Before moving your household goods interstate, movers are required to give you the Your Rights and Responsibilities When You Move booklet and FMCSA's Ready to Move brochure to help you understand the documents that a mover will ask you to sign, and explains your rights if your household goods are lost or damaged.