Founded in 1890, Peasley Moving & Storage has successfully weathered many history-changing events including the WWI, the Spanish Flu of 1918, the Great Depression, WWII, the 2008 recession, and 9/11 among many other public crises. We are taking the current COVID-19 threat very seriously and will promptly adhere to any and all directives from local, state and federal government officials. Peasley Moving & Storage has been categorized as an essential industry business within the current mandate established by Idaho State Governor Brad Little.

As an essential industry business, we will maintain normal operations until such time as either company management determines we must close our offices or we are directed to do so by a governmental authority. We are taking extensive precautionary measures including the adoption of all CDC guidelines and the establishment of our own policies intended to minimize health risks for all customers, employees, contractors, vendors, and community stakeholders. We are proud to be able to support the needs of our customers during this crucial time but are prepared to quickly change course as required.

Stay safe together with Peasley Moving & Storage

The COVID-19 crisis is fluid and there are many uncertainties and factors outside of our control that may, with little or no advance notice, impact our delivery of moving & storage services. Please be aware the current crisis could potentially result in small inconveniences such as a delayed project start time or significant inconveniences such as the complete rescheduling of services.

Although there are many unknowns to be navigated, you can be certain that Peasley Moving & Storage will be timely and transparent in our communications regarding servicing your moving & storage needs, and our professional relocation consultants will work diligently to offer creative solutions in the event your project is impacted by the current health crisis.

Steps Peasley Moving & Storage is Taking:

  • Company-wide Implementation of all precautionary measures recommended by the Center for Disease Control (CDC).
  • Office staff and moving crews are being monitored daily for symptoms and/or known exposure by management and asked to go home, contact their healthcare provider, and self-quarantine as directed. Staff members that experience symptoms and/or aware of exposure when not at work have been directed to stay home and notify their supervisor.
  • Office staff and moving crews are receiving daily briefings on precautionary measures and have been directed to follow them on and off the job.
  • Office staff and moving crews are being instructed to maintain appropriate “social distance” of 6 feet minimum between one another, customers, and all other people.
  • Office staff and moving crews are being provided with appropriate hand sanitizer and surface disinfecting supplies. They have been directed to disinfect truck cabs and moving equipment between each move to the best of their ability. These supplies will continue to be replenished as we are able, based on availability from retailers.
  • Moving crews will be furnished with work gloves to be worn during the moving process and disinfected both during their work and between customers.
  • Moving crews will be furnished with appropriate masks (when available) to be worn during the moving process as circumstances require.
  • Peasley Moving & Storage is limiting visitation to our branch offices. If you wish to purchase moving boxes or supplies, please simply call in your order and we will happily deliver to your vehicle outside.
  • Peasley Moving & Storage is offering Virtual Estimate Appointments! For more information, please visit our Virtual Estimate Appointment page or ask about this terrific option when speaking with one of our professional relocation consultants.

Steps We’re Asking Customers To Take Prior To Our Arrival At Your Residence:

  • Please notify us immediately if you or any members of your household have been exposed to COVID-19 or are experiencing symptoms including cough, fever, or difficulty breathing.
  • Please use disinfectant/cleaner to wipe down commonly touched surfaces, objects, door handles, etc. at your residence.
  • Please make a sink, hand soap, and paper towels available to your outside salesperson and moving crew for handwashing during their time within your home.
  • Please keep residence and office windows open throughout the moving process as this allows for greater airflow and less potential containment of germs.

We are all in this together.  The team at Peasley Moving & Storage is proud to continue offering our wide range of services in accordance with the necessary precautions outlined above. Whether you or your business will be moving down the street, across the country, or around the world, we are here to make the process seamless & safe for you, just as we’ve done for well over a century.

~ Peasley Moving & Storage

How to Transport a Car Across the Country

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When you are about to relocate to another state or even another country, you might want to bring your car with you. However, this is not always that easy as you have several options to choose from. You can go with door to door shipping international or any other shipping service. Regardless of which service you choose, in order to transport a car across the country, you will need to go through several steps. We are going to list those steps in this article and provide you with a solid base of knowledge when it comes to shipping your car.

How to transport a car across the country – Useful advice

Here is the list of the things that you will need to take care of when relocating your car:

  • Search for the auto transport service
  • List your car’s basic info
  • Choose a preferred method to transport a car across the country
  • Take care of the fees
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Hire a vehicle transport service.

Search for the auto transport service

The first thing on your list would be choosing the right movers for your car. The companies that provide such services are also known as auto movers. What you want to do is to figure out which ones in your area will provide you with the best deal. Try checking your local listings first. If you can’t find anything that suits you in the local listings, it is time to expand your search. For example, some freight companies Idaho will only appear in online searches. It is smart to have multiple venues to draw your potential movers from.

You will also need to do some research on your movers, too. Your car will be traveling hundreds of miles and you want to know that it is in the right hands. Different companies offer different levels of protection and you want to know what are those, beforehand. Don’t simply go with a moving company that offers you the lowest price. Try to figure out why is that price the lowest, what are you not getting? All in all, do your research and you will not have any nasty surprises down the road. Don’t do the research and you are leaving the path wide open for those surprises to simply walk in.

List your car’s basic info

After you choose a mover, there are forms to sign. However, these forms are actually quite simple to fill. You will, most likely, know the details already. The forms will ask for the make and model of your vehicle, as well as running condition, mileage, and the year when it was produced. By having this information, your moving company will be able to provide you with accurate expenses and give you the best options for shipping your car.

For example, a vehicle that will not start will always be a lot more expensive to ship because there is a need for an additional vehicle at all times. If your car is in perfect running condition, it is much cheaper to simply have someone drive it either all the way or parts of the way. However, what you need to pay attention to is that your information on these forms is highly accurate. Otherwise, you are running a risk of disputes or additional fees. It is always best to be as honest as possible when filling these forms.

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Create a list of your car’s basic info.

Choose a preferred method to transport a car across the country

Right, so after you have filled these forms, you will be presented with some shipping methods. They might range from transporting your car in an enclosed container to having a small tow rig to transport it. Obviously, the prices will differ quite a bit so your decision is quite important. The best way to look at this is from the value standpoint. If you have a car that is worth a lot, it might be best to go with whatever option is the safest one.

However, if you don’t really need your car for quite some time and it is not of any particular value, the cheapest option is usually alright. After all, all of the options are safe enough, being the cheapest does not mean something bad will happen. In fact, most of the people go for the cheapest option and they do just fine.

Take care of the fees

When it comes to the fees for the transport of your vehicle and other special moving services, you will be expected to pay something in advance so be ready for that. The average cost of shipping your car will be anywhere between $500 and $1,000 so you need to be ready about that. The primary factor will be the distance but there are some other baseline expenses. Also, every company has their own set of charges that you need to get familiar with. There are always some financing options to help you bear the expense, too.

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When it comes to fees, be prepared to pay some in advance.

Protect your car during the transport across the country

But having your car shipped is not the end of it. You will want to make sure that you protect your car to the best of your ability. It is simply common sense. Here is what you can do:

  • Get proper insurance – Having a good insurance policy will go a long way toward safeguarding your car from anything that might happen. Sure, it is an extra expense and you already have quite a few of those but it ensures that you will be covered, no matter what. It is actually almost non-negotiable.
  • Transport a car across the country in a closed container – If you want the best protection, a closed container is the way to go. It offers unparalleled protection from the elements and all other flying debris that might damage your car.
  • Inspect your car for signs of damage – Before you give your car over to auto movers, you will want to inspect your car, top to bottom, and take some pictures. That way if anything happens, you will have proof and you will not need to pay the repair bill.
  • Remove all belongings from your car – Finally, you don’t want to leave anything inside your car. By removing everything you accomplish several things at once. You protect yourself from any theft and you reduce the weight (and thus the shipping cost).

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