Moving within the city and moving intercity or to another country are two different ballgames. There are many similarities but the sheer duration of the road trip makes moving anywhere beyond your city or country a more challenging endeavour. There are more variables that can go wrong. For instance, when you are moving within the city, all you have to worry about is parking a vehicle at your present residence or office and at your new address. You don’t have to worry about en route parking as the whole trip may not be longer than an hour. If you were to move from one distant town to another one all the way across the city, that too should not take you more than a couple. Such a road trip does not require multiple halts or stopovers.
Whenever you hire a national moving company, you will be briefed about the new set of particulars that would be relevant for your trip. For instance, there are tolls that you may have to pay. There would be scheduled stops. There may be unscheduled stops. All such expected and some unexpected developments need to be accounted for, not just in the quote but also in regards to resources and preparedness. One of things you need to do is read the policies of a national moving company. When you are moving within the city, you may not be too concerned about delays policy or complaints policy. Both these policies matter a lot if you are moving from one part of the country to another.
Long distance trips can be impeccably planned. It is likely that you would have no delays whatsoever. You may even have your goods delivered ahead of the scheduled time. But you have to be prepared for any untoward developments. You must know the delays policy so you can seek compensation. Not every national moving company will be forthcoming in this regard. You should ask relevant questions, read the terms of the service and browse the official website thoroughly to know more about such policies. The same applies to the complaints policy. How a national moving company treats every complaint, how it is escalated and how any grievance is addressed will have immense bearing on whether or not you have a convenient experience.
A credible national moving company will always welcome such questions from their prospective clients. It works in their favour as they can lay out their own policies, thus establishing their standard practices.