Why Mayflower is One of the Best Moving Companies Nationwide

See what sets Mayflower apart from other moving companies and makes us one of the best moving companies in the nation.

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What Do You Need to Look for in a Moving Company?

Before we determine a mover to be one of the best moving companies, it’s important to understand what makes a moving company great. You can also look at these tips for hiring the right mover.

 They Provide the Services You Need

Just because a moving and packing company offers a long list of services, doesn’t automatically make them the best. You need to make sure they perform those services well, and you need to make sure they provide the services you need.

If a moving company only offers limited services, they may not be considered full-service movers, potentially lacking what you need for a successful move.

Quotes, Pricing & Communication

The pricing and quote process  involved in moving is one of the most important aspects. A reputable moving company will diligently conduct inventory checks and home assessments to prevent any potential disagreements over costs in the future. The best moving companies in the nation are known for their transparency when it comes to pricing structures and providing accurate moving estimates. There should be no unexpected costs upon completion of the move, and they should maintain open communication with you regarding the costs the entire time.

What is the Company’s Reputation?

It’s not just about packing and moving services; it’s crucial to work with a moving company that has the experience and technology to provide customers with a top-notch experience.

Mayflower has been conducting full-service moves for nearly 100 years, and we are one of the nation’s most trusted moving companies. With our extensive knowledge, custom and full-service options, and Full Value Protection, you can trust our team to successfully move you wherever you need to go.

How Established are the Movers?

The longevity of a moving company’s existence usually indicates excellent service. Opting for a well-established company might be a smarter choice, especially when it comes to entrusting your valuable possessions. Companies that have been around longer have more experience. Mayflower has been around for nearly 100 years and has been providing the most trustworthy moving services in the country.

While newer moving companies may claim rock-bottom prices, there is a sense of security and trust that comes with choosing a reputable moving company to handle your move.

Does the Company Have all Necessary Licenses?

When it comes to moving across state lines, it is crucial to make sure that the moving companies you’re considering have the necessary licenses for your specific requirements. Surprisingly, not all moving companies have the licenses and certifications they need. The very best long-distance moving companies will have a nationwide network of movers that will cover your move no matter where you go.

Mayflower Delivers a Best-in-class Move Experience

Whether you’re moving long-distance or locally, how do you make sure you are using a best-in-class mover? Start by researching the many independent surveys and numbered lists online. You can then decide which moving company has the capabilities, service excellence and level of trustworthiness with which you are most comfortable. 

Moving requires careful planning, and no matter what type of move and services you need, rest assured you’re in capable hands with Mayflower. Our movers are among the very best in the moving business and this guide includes the top-rated movers in Mayflower’s network. 

Mayflower Moving Company: America’s Most Trusted Mover

With nearly 100 years of experience, Mayflower movers can relocate you anywhere. We offer comprehensive moving services and support that few in our industry can match. 

Business NameMayflower Transit
Customer RatingsOur average rating is 4.5 out of 5
Customer Referrals9 out of 10 customers would recommend Mayflower’s moving services.
Different Types of MovesLong distance moves
Cross-country moves
Military moves
Corporate relocation
Moving Services We OfferFull service moving
Packing and unpacking
Residential and commercial storage
Car transportation
Moving protection
Request Moving Quote OnlineYes. Tell us when and where you want to move and we’ll take it from there.
Virtual Moving EstimateYes. Our Virtual Survey app allows you to show an estimator belonging you want to move using video chat on your mobile device. We’ll then provide you with a moving quote.
Customer Move PortalYes. The MyMayflower Move Portal is one centralized place for all you need to know and accomplish surrounding your move.
Dedicated Move CoordinatorYes. Our move coordinators will guide you through the entire moving process.
Deposit RequiredNo
Business CredentialsU.S. DOT No. 125563
Licensed with Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), a division of the U.S. Department of Transportation, and approved for handling all interstate moves within the United States.
Business AwardsMayflower received the Logistics Management Annual Quest for Quality Awards 2019 – 2022.

Moving Tips and Guides from Our Trusted Movers

Whether or not you choose to move with Mayflower, we want your move to be as smooth and seamless as possible. Mayflower has a wide variety of practical tips available online to help you move and settle into your new surroundings. There are also more than 30 guides to help get you familiarized with your new city or state.  

Here’s a tip: Mayflower customers find our Moving Checklist especially useful because it helps plan and organize a move, week by week.  

Check Out All Mayflower’s Moving Tips 

Moving FAQs

How Should You Look for a Moving Company?

To find the best, most reliable mover for your move, ask for recommendations from your friends and family or real estate agents, check the movers’ business credentials and get moving estimates from them. 

11 Tips for Hiring the Right Mover 

How Much Does It Cost to Move? 

It depends. There are several factors that impact the cost of your move, such as the distance and size of the move, the moving date, and moving services needed. The best way to know your moving cost is to start a moving quote with us as soon as you know when you want to move. With our quote tool, you can easily input where you’re moving from and to, when your move in date is, your type of home, and any additional services you might need. The best movers make it easy to get a quote, so you know what to expect when you’re ready to move.

Your Guide to Estimating Moving Costs 

Is Mayflower a Broker? 

No. A moving broker is a company that, for compensation, arranges for the transportation of your items by connecting you with for-hire carriers. They then need to be hired to perform the actual moving work. In other words, moving brokers are essentially “middle-person” sales teams that aren’t licensed to perform moves and do not take legal responsibility for your move; instead, they simply help you book your move with an actual moving company.

Despite the requirements for interstate move brokers to have FMCSA licensing as “Household Goods Brokers” and establish connections with FMCSA-registered movers, they bear no actual accountability for your move. In the event that they fail to connect you with a moving company, you may find yourself without assistance on moving day.

In contrast, Mayflower possesses over 95 years of expertise specifically in the moving industry. We are a fully licensed, comprehensive moving company that assumes responsibility for delivering moving services for your relocation under our FMCSA authority. This is made possible through our extensive network of agents located throughout the country.

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Meet Some of Mayflower’s Best Movers

Each month and every year, within Mayflower’s nationwide movers network, we carefully review, rate, and award the most outstanding drivers through our Van Operator of the Month and Van Operator of the Year program. Top van operators are chosen based on quality performance and excellent customer service, taking into consideration cargo claims prevention, adherence to policies and procedures, exceptional safety records and overall performance. 

2022 Van Operator of the Year

Hilldrup - Stafford, VA

Eric Galioto of Hilldrup out of Stafford, Virginia, was awarded Mayflower’s Van Operator of the Year for the Household Goods East region. The award recognizes Galioto’s excellent performance in the areas of customer service and safety. With his keen eye for detail and mind for innovative ideas, Galioto finds success in creating a smooth experience for all customers

Hilldrup - Stafford, VA
2022 Van Operator of the Year

Daryl Flood Relocation - Dallas, TX

Kevin “Troy” Box, of Daryl Flood Relocation out of Dallas, Texas, was awarded Mayflower’s Household Goods Van Operator of the Year for the West region. Troy is known to be a veteran in the trucking industry as he began his career more than 30 years ago. He believes customer satisfaction is the top priority in order to achieve a successful move. Throughout the years he’s been requested several times from repeat customers who adore his favorable attitude and hard work.

Daryl Flood Relocation - Dallas, TX
2022 Van Operator of the Year

Active Logistics - Northborough, MA

Richard Pittman of Active Logistics out of Northborough, Massachusetts, was awarded Mayflower’s Van Operator of the Year for logistics. Richard joined the trucking industry just under five years ago, but his dedication and customer service speaks for itself. He takes pride in his efficiency, organizational skills and professionalism.

Active Logistics - Northborough, MA
2021 Van Operator of the Year

Sorensen Moving and Storage - Melbourne, FL

Kevin White, of Sorensen Moving and Storage in Melbourne, Florida, was awarded Mayflower Transit’s Van Operator of the Year Award for the household goods East region. The award recognizes White’s outstanding performance in the areas of customer service and safety. In his more than 30 years in the industry, White has driven more than 3 million miles. White began driving before the CDL license as around when you had to have chauffeurs license and he firmly believes in showing respect across the board.

Sorensen Moving and Storage - Melbourne, FL
2021 Van Operator of the Year

Donovan Logistics - Franklin, MA

Steven Mankie, of Donovan Logistics out of Franklin, Massachusetts, was awarded Mayflower Transit’s Van Operator of the Year Award for logistics. In his nearly 45 years in the industry, Mankie has driven more than 3.5 million miles. He has a background in hauling household goods but shifted over to logistics enjoys servicing all the server racks and technology from data centers all over the country.

Donovan Logistics - Franklin, MA
2021 Van Operator of the Year

Chipman Relocation and Logistics - Garden Grove, CA

Wilfredo “Willy” Espinal-Rubio, of Chipman Relocation and Logistics out of Garden Grove, California, was awarded Mayflower Transit’s Van Operator of the Year Award for the household goods West region. In his eight years in the industry, Rubio has driven close to a million miles. Willy began driving because he wanted to see the country and make some money at the same time while helping people move across the country.

Chipman Relocation and Logistics - Garden Grove, CA
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