Household Moving Tips to Seattle
Seattle is the largest city in the state of Washington and a major port city in the state. It is the fastest growing city in the United States by population and the largest city in the entire Pacific Northwest, and has a total population of over 652,000 while anchoring a metropolitan area of over 3.6 million residents. Founded in 1853, Seattle grew primarily on the back of the logging industry, with abundant trees and other natural resources helping the city to establish itself as a major supplier of raw materials. By the turn of the 20th century, Seattle had become a major port on the west coast and also a major shipbuilding city. The Great Depression hampered growth for a time, but renewed interest in the area during and after World War II helped Seattle thrive once again. Read more about the city at Seattle’s official website.
As a major city founded before the adoption of personal vehicles as the primary mode of transportation, many of Seattle’s inner districts, particularly the downtown core, have restrictions on larger vehicles going in and out, and this includes interstate moving vans. Interstate moving vans are often giant 18-wheel, 53′ semi-trucks that haul multiple loads around at a time. You’ve likely seen them – or trucks just like them – on the freeways and roads that you frequently travel. These trucks are massive, and as such often are either not allowed in the cramped areas of the city due to local ordinance or else simply cannot fit due to the constricting nature of the roads they are required to travel to. If your interstate moving van cannot physically get to your drop off location within Seattle, your moving company will have to contract with a local hauler to pick your goods up from the moving van, transfer them to smaller, in-city trucks, which will then transfer your goods to your new home.
This is typically done via a depot. Interstate movers will drop off your goods at the nearest depot that the moving company they contract with controls, where they will then be transferred to the smaller trucks for transport to the delivery location. This can take anywhere from a few hours to a few days, depending on the location of the depot, how much stuff you’re moving, and where the delivery location is, and will likely cost you a bit more money – but there’s little to be done for that, considering that the moving truck can’t get to your door at all. If you’re interested in getting free household moving quotes to or from Seattle, there are several ways to go about it. For starters, if you’re shipping a vehicle as well as your household goods, you can simply fill out our free online auto transport quote request form and get multiple household goods moving quotes e-mailed to you alongside your auto transport quotes. If you’re not looking for car shipping quotes, you can visit this page; there you’ll find more helpful information on household goods transportation as well as our specialized household goods moving quote request form, which is designed specifically for household moves and not auto transportation. You can also call us toll-free at 800-930-7417 to speak to one of our live agents, if you’d like – they can answer your questions and help you get on the right track.