Many people hear the terms “Local Movers” and “Long-Distance Movers” and assume that these have to do purely with how long the move is. The truth is that it has to do with crossing state lines. Local moves are ones that take place within the borders of a state while long-distance moves are ones where you cross the border.
The reason for this distinction is that there are laws and regulations in place for moving across state lines, and these vary from state to state. Be sure to ask your movers whether they can take you across state lines if necessary. The best way to be sure is to look for a moving company who is an agent of a national van line.