Our personalized approach to moving reflects the person behind each move.LEARN MORE There is a big difference between moving down the block and moving cross country. Most moving companies aren8217t equipped to properly move customers from one coast to the other. But Compass Van Lines has specifically built the company to handle the complications of long distance moves. The company has partnerships throughout all 48 states to provide moving services to just about anywhere. Inexperienced companies tend to make mistakes, and a long distance move is a big undertaking. Consider working with well-established companies for a task that requires so many moving parts across potentially hundreds of miles. PODS, short for portable on-demand storage, provides a different approach to moving than the other companies on this list. Started in 1998 after founder Peter Warhurst watched a boat get lifted by a hydraulic machine, PODS introduced the moving industry to portable storage container moves. This is a flexible way a moving company can help families move long distances.