You could choose between a full services move, meaning packing loading and transportation, or a relocation service where you do the packing and the company does the moving. If you o for the former category do make sure that you have realized all the costs in effect. For instance, you may be refused for disconnecting appliances like air conditioners and microwaves. You may want to save the extra cost and do these simple things your self.
The 'you pack' moving services are gaining in popularity by the day of late. As part of the parcel, you are allotted boxes and packing material by the company. Once you do the packing, they send workers over to do the heavy lifting and the loading of the truck. You could not really ask for more – you have all the time in the world to pack your stuff methodically, and save some money in the bargain as well. It is a stress free and hassle free process of packing where you do not have to consistently keep track of the hours being billed, so its great as an option if you are not in a hurry!
Moving out of a state is a little more complicated. You will want to make sure your truck is loaded at a convenient time when the interstate highways are not the busiest, especially if you are driving along or accompanying the truck. Do make sure the service provider has experience dealing in the state you are moving to. Many time your work place will take care of the relocating for you, if you are being transferred for their sake. This is true especially with executive level employees.
You may want to relocate thanks to new business ventures, and in such case you could hire a relocation specialist to help with things. Unlike merely movers and packers, these guys help you with everything from finding a new office space to purchasing a vehicle in the new state if required.
Whatever the reason for your move, make sure you plan every little detail out in advance. No use regretting when you can not get a transport truck at the last minute. Make a budget, list out your objectives and get cracking. Remember, the more you put into the planning, the more money and time you will end up saving later.