What is the difference between an interstate move and a intrastate move?

I'm confused. Many movers I have spoken to have talked about "Local" moves, "Interstate" moves, and "Interstate" moves. What is the difference between an interstate and intrastate move?

Thank you for your question. "Local moves" and "intrastate moves" are moving jobs in which the shipment origin and shipment destination are located within the same state. Such "intrastate" moves are performed under the intrastate operating authority granted by the state in which the move is taking place. For example, a move from Oswego, NY to Albany, NY is an intrastate move and the mover who performs this relocation must be licensed by the New York State Department of Transportation.

Moves which cross state lines are called "interstate moves" and are performed under the interstate operating authority granted by the United States Department of Transportation. For example, a move from Huntington, NY to Morristown, NJ is an interstate move and the mover who performs such a relocation must be licensed by the Federal Department of Transportation.

It is illegal for a mover to perform a state-to-state interstate move under the mover's state granted operating authority. To legally move from one state to another state the mover must be licensed by the Federal Department of Transportation.

Thank you for your question!

Interstate vs. Intrastate move

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