Over a Century of Long Distance Moving

Moving is a difficult task no matter how far you have to go, which is why O’Neill Transfer and Storage has stepped up to make the process easier for our clients.

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God B.
20:01 04 Feb 24
A great place to store your belongings as well as work for
Karl N
15:03 08 Dec 23
Made my dreams come true!
Marcus V.
15:57 24 Aug 23
Great business with great people!
Ken H.
18:38 27 Jun 23
Our moving team was amazing. They worked hard, had solutions to problems, were personable and saved us both time and money through their knowledge of... efficient and optimal storage solutions. I was very impressed and will certainly use them again in the near future.read more
Jim K.
17:17 24 May 23
I needed some valuable China and antiques packed and loaded into a truck. The packers arrived on time. They were efficient, not rushed, and... carefully packed and loaded the truck. They did an outstanding job packing and loading these very fragile items. The items arrived safely at their destination; the packing and careful loading of the truck was critical to that. Kudos to their professional expertise. I highly recommend.read more
Jeff K.
08:52 23 May 23
In and out within 20 minutes with a full load and they were as nice as the day is long.
Helen L.
17:17 03 May 23
Great job! Careful and efficient in loading by Lumen, Anderson and Laura - helpful and friendly people
mickey O.
04:34 01 Apr 23
The two gentlemen who brought my “stuff” to me were exceptional. They carefully unwrapped every piece of my “stuff”, place it carefully and were... gracious, respectful & kind to me. We also shared a few laughs, as some of my “stuff” truly is hilarious.Chris & Karl, thank you for being just awesome.Sincerely,Ms Mickeyread more
COREY W
21:46 27 Mar 23
BJ D.
16:58 16 Mar 23
Always a pleasure to work with the team at O'Neill! They are responsive, fair and take great care of the products we need packed and moved.
Volodymyr K.
15:53 13 Mar 23
Take 2 hours for unloading
Paige C.
02:14 02 Mar 23
After reading enough reviews about horroble moves, one will inevitably become wary and expect the worst. O'Neill totally blew me away with how... professional and kind they were every step of the way. Absolutely awesome team delivered my belongings efficiently and with care up to my third story apartment (with an elevator, but still). Scheduling the delivery was super easy as well despite the delay due to the snow. Truly can't recommend them enough!read more
geana A.
22:05 17 Nov 22
Marty D.
17:08 21 Sep 22
They did a fabulous job of protecting my what I needed moved. Communication with the office & movers was easy, price good & understanding of my... specific need. Thank you for great service!read more
Jacob D.
13:36 06 Jun 22
lawrence F.
21:41 01 May 22
Lyn C.
20:58 07 Mar 22
Complicated move with lots of moving parts and they were great!
Craig H.
06:37 22 Feb 22
Worked for these people and felt like family from day 1! Very inviting and a great place to work
HERCULES T.
19:00 01 Nov 21
A R.
13:23 14 Oct 21
My mother-in-law‘s house sold in one day. Unfortunately, we were unable to find a long-distance mover with availability before her closing date. We... found one company who had a day available a month after closing, which we were lucky to get, but no availability to pick up her belongings and put them in storage. That left us in the difficult position of having to find a carrier who would be willing to pick up her furniture and hold it in storage for a month. We were very fortunate to find O’Neills. Not only were we able to snag the only day they had availability before the closing date, but the entire experience was positive. Geana and Betsy were very helpful, responding quickly to any of our questions or requests and were great at keeping us informed. The moving crew was very pleasant, careful with my mother-in-law‘s furniture and boxes and had the truck loaded in half the estimated time. All the furniture was carefully padded and we were given use of the pads at no additional cost with the only proviso that all of padding had to be returned at the time of the transfer to the second carrier. The furniture and boxes were in good condition and the transfer to our distance carrier was seamless. I highly recommend O’Neills and want to thank them for their help.read more
Elaine K.
03:01 30 Sep 21
Another great moving experience! On time, professional, hard working and friendly! Thank you!
Timothy B.
08:07 22 Sep 21
Cassie B.
15:11 30 Aug 21
Michael B
09:54 24 May 21
Monica N.
20:22 16 May 21
Really nice people and my property was secure while I stored it there!
Raymond W.
01:06 12 Dec 20
Paul G.
01:29 30 Nov 20
Muddy H.
20:04 04 Nov 20
Karl N.
22:43 10 Sep 20
Really helpful!
Mary O.
16:07 03 Jul 20
Maria B.
00:58 02 Jul 20
Have had these delivery men for quite a few of my deliveries they are always very professional and respectful and do a great job. Their customer... service is phenomenal!read more
Christina C.
19:08 16 Jun 20
The guys were friendly, professional, and were in and out of my house in probably 10 minutes. The only reason I gave this company 4/5 stars is... because I was pretty disappointed to see neither of the guys wearing masks. I understand it’s a choice, however, we are in the middle of a global pandemic and you’re entering my house... of course I completely sanitized everything after they left. But come on, really? Their job is to go in and out of people’s homes. The least they could do is mask up. I’m surprised and again, disappointed that O’Neill doesn’t require them to wear them. Anyway, overall good service.read more
Mark H.
19:45 11 Jun 20
Tarek Z.
18:55 11 Jun 20
Kristi S.
02:45 11 Jun 20
The individuals that delivered our matress set were quick & professional.This would have been perfect during typical times, but during a pandemic I... do wish they were wearing masks/face covering. I think PPE should be provided & used by the delivery crew!read more
Suzanne T.
20:03 10 Jun 20
Darryl N.
00:12 10 Jun 20
Delivered Costco mattress on time and set up. Also hauled away old mattress
Steve B.
18:19 05 Jun 20
Tommy B.
17:42 05 Jun 20
Sally R.
17:06 05 Jun 20
I was nervous ordering a bed online, especially not knowing the details of delivery. It actually came 2 weeks sooner than promised and the... communication setting up the delivery was superb. They kept us informed even calling when on their way even though we were given a window for delivery. The delivery itself was incredibly professional. They were respectful and helpful. Overall it was a great experience and I would definitely recommend this company.read more
Carol g
18:26 04 Jun 20
Vickie A.
00:36 04 Jun 20
Very professional, prompt, polite and followed all directions. Would definitely recommend them to anyone. Great job! Thank you.
Edwin O.
00:06 04 Jun 20
Absolutely satisfied with the delivery and quality of my order, the delivery guys where extremely polite and professional and even dropped off the... mattress up the stairs and into my apartment. Definitely would recommend their services 10/10read more
Roland
00:05 04 Jun 20
Alyce H.
23:23 03 Jun 20
The folks coordinating the delivery were very nice and the guys who did the delivery were fantastic.
Steffanie B.
16:22 30 May 20
I have a great experience with the delivery service. The Two men were polite and professional they set up my new bed and took the packaging out with... them.read more
Patty L.
21:08 29 May 20
The two guys who delivered my mattress were so nice. They were great!
Valerie G.
01:06 27 May 20
Scheduling the delivery was easy, they had many delivery times to choose from. Everyone I spoke to on the phone were nice. The delivery guys were on... time, very polite and respectful. Wonderful company!read more
Liana B.
00:41 27 May 20
Very satisfied with the delivery .. crew arrived on time .. were very courteous and helpful.
Don S.
03:20 23 May 20
O'Neill delivered our new mattress. The deliverymen were friendly, quick and efficient. They were in and out in minutes.
Michael W.
17:00 17 May 20
John G.
01:42 15 May 20
Dano 5.
17:24 12 May 20
Quick. Efficient. Worth it.
John J.
16:38 12 May 20
O’Neil delivered a mattress we ordered from Costco. Their office called and scheduled a delivery window between 8:30-10:30 and the truck was at our... home right at 8:30 on the agreed upon delivery day. The delivery men had the mattress off the truck and inside our garage within 5 minutes. They would have brought the mattress inside and set it up but with the virus issues I preferred to do it myself. It wasn’t the 100% contactless experience I would have preferred because I had to sign the delivery receipt so they could work on that aspect of the process. Perhaps a phone call or email where I could confirm the delivery without touching anything. All in all a 100% good delivery experience with just slight room for improvement.read more
kim G.
14:46 02 May 20
Christina N.
01:38 18 Apr 20
I called to have a mattress delivered from O'Neill Transfer, they arranged a time to deliver the next day, delivery was excellent, punctual &... professional. The old mattress was hauled away as well, thanks for the great job.read more
Steve S.
23:23 03 Apr 20
I have O'Neill Transfer move us from the west side of Portland over to the east side. They were able to get everything in my 5 bedroom house packed... up, moved and delivered to my new house the same day. Everything arrived as good as when it left the old house. Great work and very hard working crew.read more
Johnny R.
19:24 02 Apr 20
Brad is honest and hardworking. I have enjoyed working with him in the past.
Roger W.
16:53 07 Mar 20
Remington J.
05:46 03 Mar 20
Update, written 2 MAR 2020My items were delivered last week. I can say I have no problem with this moving company. They communicated with me... promptly and my items were in the best condition I have ever had with movers. I plan on moving again, and I will think of this company first is all I have to say.Written 11 JUL 2019Where do I begin? Well this is a good moving company, most of my communication was done via email. I managed to get an estimator to come out and look at my apartment. I was glad because basing the cost of a move purely on square footage is bad. After the estimator came out I kept in contact and all my questions and concerns were addressed.The day I was going to have my items packed and stored the three gentlemen showed up on time and were very diligent. Very professional and addressed my concerned. I am experienced with other movers and somethings I knew to look out for.I will update this review when I move into a new place and have them deliver my items. As for now they left a great impression.read more
Patrick K.
12:52 19 Jul 19
Great service and attentive to needs. We are a very-satisfied long-time customer. Highly recommended.
Xiangxiong K.
05:00 25 Jun 19
Patti W.
19:18 11 Jun 19
We had outdoor furniture delivered that we ordered from Costco. We were given a two hour window. Dean and Todd arrived within a 1/2 hour into that... window.They were prompt, efficient and had the best personality, considering I had to determine placement as they were unloading. They carefully unloaded and made sure all packing materials were picked up and hauled away.They both were a delight in the short time they were here. Our thanks.read more
Tracy C.
06:55 11 Jun 19
Marty N.
00:05 07 Oct 18
Kathie Q.
16:31 31 Aug 18
The moving guys are workhorses.
Caitlin L.
21:51 19 Mar 18
We cannot say enough good things about O’Neill Transfer and Storage Co Inc. of Beaverton, Oregon – affiliated with National Van Lines. O’Neill’s... President (Bradley Boland Sr.) came to our rescue after we had been bilked by an online Moving Broker (don’t ever make that mistake!). Anyway, it was the day of our scheduled move through the online broker and the price suddenly jumped $2,000. We “fired” them, but then were in a desperate spot as we (family of 3) had our plane tickets to leave the next day. We called O’Neill and spoke with Brad Boland Sr. who immediately came out, gave us the price and made arrangements for the move on the spot. O’Neill is a very professional company with great client communication. Everything was packed and moved to Buffalo NY in perfect condition and right on time. They gave a fair price and more than made up for the terrible experience we had with the online moving broker. We would recommend O’Neill 100%!-Craig Voigt and Caitlin Littlefieldread more
Patrick S.
09:14 12 Feb 18
Organized, very dependable and local(!). Amazing packers; not a single item from a very large home broken or even scratched. Very flexible for... multi-state moving.read more
tomas V.
00:03 09 Feb 18
Good work good people
Elizabeth O.
23:29 16 May 17
Justin B.
19:47 14 Dec 16
Amazing communication! Used them to rent 2 Cow (Container on wheel) units and could not be more satisfied. Thank you. Only other suggestion I have is... to fix the link from the cow website that gives an old number in Lake Oswego that when you call hangs up on you.read more
All Ready Moving & S.
22:17 29 Sep 16
Great crew great people!!!Family owned businesses are the best!
Kenny P.
04:20 25 Mar 16
Great place to work. Family owned good people. Awesome crew.
Lisa C.
15:03 02 Feb 16
I was relocated from OR to MN for work and it had to happen fast. I was not going to give up the OR apt. yet as I was not sure how it would all go. ... It was overwhelming trying to figure out which service to use and I was getting calls and emails with quotes from all over the country after I did an online search/inquiry. I liked the idea of using a local company and Bradley, the president, called and emailed and came over with some boxes to give me some advice on what to bring and not bring, etc. He was very hands on and trustworthy and everything went well. I would recommend his service to anyone.read more
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Long Distance Movers

Moving for the First Time?

When you request your long-distance moving quote with us, a dedicated relocation specialist will be assigned to guide you through the entire moving process. Our moving crew will conscientiously load your pre-packed belongings onto the moving truck on your moving day, employing the highest level of care to safeguard against any potential damage. As we reach your new destination, our professional team will unload and arrange your possessions per your instructions. Then, you can inspect all your items, confirming their safe arrival before signing off on the Bill of Lading with the team leader.

Portland Long Distance Moving FAQs

“Make sure to thin out your house before your long-distance move, so you are only taking what you need. Keep in mind that heavier appliances may be cheaper to move rather than purchasing a new one.”

- BRADLEY BOLAND Owner, O'Neill Transfer and Storage

LONG DISTANCE MOVING SERVICES

  • Residential & Commercial

    Whether you’re moving your home or business, O’Neill’s long-distance movers have the expertise to handle residential and commercial relocations.

  • Packing & Unpacking Services

    Our experienced team offers comprehensive packing services, including packing materials, ensuring all your belongings are secured for the journey.

  • Specialty Moving Services

    We can manage unique items like antiques and gun safes with specialized equipment and meticulous training.

  • Warehouse Storage Solutions

    Our 40,000 sq ft climate-controlled warehouse under 24/7 surveillance ensures that your items are safely stored during moving.

What Is the Price of Hiring a Long-Distance Moving Company?

The moving industry has become a competitive market where transparency in cost is crucial. Finding a moving company that provides precise quotes without hidden fees can save customers from unexpected expenses. According to our research, the cost of a long-distance move from Portland, Oregon, can range from $1,000 to $17,000 on average, depending on distance, amount of items, and weight of items, among other factors.

Due to this wide range, getting a quote based on your specific moving needs is essential whether you are moving across the country or just across state lines. Getting at least three different quotes or estimates from three different companies is highly recommended to find the best moving company for you.

At O’Neill Transfer Moving & Storage, we pride ourselves on providing clear and accurate quotes. With O’Neill, there are no hidden fees, no last-minute surprises – just honest, straightforward pricing that reflects our commitment to integrity. With our free, no-obligation moving quotes and over 100 years of experience in the Portland area, we’ve earned the trust of countless satisfied customers. To request a moving quote with O’Neill, fill out our online quote form or call us at (503) 747-3630 today.

What Services Does a Long Distance Move Include, and What Services Cost Extra?

In general, long-distance moves include loading and unloading, furniture disassembly and reassembly, and transportation. However, extra services like packing and estate cleanouts usually come at an additional cost.

O’Neill Transfer Moving & Storage includes these regular services in all long-distance moves and offers additional services tailored to your needs. We offer packing services, where we come to your house a few days before your move at an agreed-upon time to pack your items. We also provide a variety of specialty moves, including senior moves, estate cleanouts, piano moves, antiques moves, gun safe moves, and emergency moves. Our certified professional movers ensure an efficient and smooth moving experience.

How Do the Movers Protect My Items? Do Moving Companies Offer Packing and Unpacking Services?

Protecting your belongings during a move requires professional handling, proper equipment, and keen attention to detail. Professional moving companies use padded moving vans and trucks, moving blankets, and dollies to protect belongings during transport. If you choose to use packing services, moving companies usually use paper pads, bubble wrap, plastic wrap, and corner pads for TVs and mirrors.

In addition to using padding moving vehicles, moving blankets, and dollies, our trained long-distance movers take extra care in loading and unloading, ensuring your valuables are handled carefully. O’Neill Transfer also offers packing and unpacking services at an additional cost, where our professional packers will come a few days in advance to pack as many or as few items as you’d like. Our partial and full-service packing services come with top-quality packing supplies included. Check out our Packing Services page to learn more about our offerings.

What is Moving Valuation, and How Am I Covered for Lost or Damaged Items?

In the moving industry, moving companies call insurance ‘moving valuation.’ The two common types of moving valuation are:

  • Limited Liability Coverage: According to federal law, moving companies must offer this basic level of valuation at no additional cost. The company must compensate you at least 60 cents per pound for each item lost or damaged during the move.
  • Full Value Protection: Since limited liability coverage is not enough for all customers, many moving companies offer full value protection at an additional cost. When you purchase full-value protection, the moving company will repair, replace, or refund the fair market value of each item lost or damaged during the move.

O’Neill Transfer Moving & Storage offers both limited liability coverage and full-value protection. This way, you have the flexibility to choose the coverage that suits you best. For more information on our moving valuation policies and procedures, please check out our Moving Valuation page.

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How Long Do Long-Distance Moves Usually Take? How Do Moving Companies Determine the Delivery Date?

Long-distance moves can vary widely in duration. On average, long-distance moves typically range from three to 14 days, though some long-distance moves take up to three weeks. Factors influencing the timeframe include:

  • Size of Your Home or Office: The larger the space, the longer it takes to move everything out. This is why, if the move is within 500 miles, studio and one-bedroom apartments typically only take one to three days long.
  • Distance of the Move: Long-distance moves are often referred to as interstate or cross-country moves because long-distance moves are defined as moves that cross state lines. A cross-country move, say from Portland to New York City, will take much longer than a move from Portland to Seattle based purely on the time it takes to travel between locations.
  • Number of Items to be Moved: The more items that need to be moved, the longer it takes to move, load, and unload them, which increases the moving timeline. In some cases, larger offices and homes with more items need multiple trucks to transport everything to their new location.
  • Weight and Size of Items to be Moved: Heavier and bulkier items are more challenging to move, which makes them take longer to move. Specifically, furniture items take longer to move due to the disassembly and reassembly required to transport them safely. Many moving companies also price the move based on weight, so the heavier the items, the more the move usually costs. Moving companies often weigh the truck after it is loaded and subtract the original weight of the truck to calculate the weight of your items.

 

At O’Neill Transfer Moving & Storage, we leverage our vast experience to provide accurate delivery dates. When you move with us, you will have an estimated delivery date before officially deciding on us as your moving company. Our efficient planning and execution ensure your move finishes on time, without unnecessary delays.

Are Moving Crews Trained and Experienced, and How Do Moving They Handle Fragile and Valuable Items?

Reliable moving companies have background-checked, experienced teams professionally trained to handle all types of moves. Some moving companies do hire seasonal workers during the busy season in the summer months. Reliable moving companies only hire experienced workers that pass a background check, whether they are seasonal or not.

O’Neill Transfer Moving & Storage offers specific training to handle fragile items like antiques and gun safes. Our meticulous training ensures that valuable items are handled with the utmost care. Our moving crew exclusively consists of experienced permanent employees, some of whom have been with O’Neill for multiple decades.

Part of our hiring process includes passing a background check. This ensures that your belongings are in safe hands with O’Neill’s moving crew. To learn more about our team and company, check out our About Us page.

What Should I Do If My Items Are Damaged or Lost During the Move?

Generally, filling out a valuation claim form and contacting the moving company is the process for resolving disputes. We also recommend surveying your items once delivered to your new home before signing the Bill of Lading with the team leader. This way, you can discover lost or damaged items and immediately inform your moving crew.

O’Neill Transfer Moving & Storage ensures a smooth dispute resolution process with clear guidelines and responsive support, giving you peace of mind. Wheaton World Wide Moving, our van line, usually handles all of the long-distance valuation claims. To learn more about Wheaton’s valuation programs, check out their Full Valuation Protection page. We are happy to partner with Wheaton to come to a fair resolution with you as soon as possible if anything happens to your belongings. For more information, you can contact us by calling (503) 747-3630 or filling out this online form.

Are There Any Restrictions or Rules Long-Distance Moving Companies Have to Follow?

Federal law mandates companies to have a USDOT license to execute long-distance moves. Many companies operate under van lines, like Wheaton World Wide Moving and partner with hundreds of interstate agents under the van line to make your long-distance move efficient and stress-free. Moving companies that are interstate agents of a van line can operate under the van line’s USDOT number.

Long-distance moving companies should all have their USDOT numbers listed on their website. You can check to see if the moving company you are looking for has a USDOT license by using the Federal Movers Database Lookup created by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA). The FMCSA also has a moving checklist to help you find a reliable long-distance mover.

O’Neill Transfer and Storage is fully licensed and insured. As an Interstate Agent of Wheaton World Wide Van Lines, we operate under Wheaton’s USDOT (70719). We also have our personal USDOT license number (103317), a motor carrier license (MC 87113), and a state license (ODOT 251555). O’Neill carries general liability insurance and worker’s comp for everyone’s safety. At O’Neill Transfer Moving & Storage, we adhere to all legal requirements to operate under the highest industry compliance and quality standards.

Why Choose O'Neill Transfer & Storage?

  • Certified Pro Mover
  • Fully-licensed and insured
  • Free moving quotes
  • Family-owned and operated
  • Over 100 years of experience
  • Emergency moving services
  • A+ Rated by the BBB
  • Gun Safe Moves up to 1500lbs
  • Over 50,000 Moves Completed

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