Suddath Moving: 2023 Review

By Brendan Rigney

Posted on January 27th, 2023

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Value | Customer Experience | Credibility | About Suddath Van Lines | How We Researched | FAQ

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Suddath Van Lines is a moving company based in Jacksonville, Florida.

The company, also called Suddath Moving or Suddath Global Logistics, has been around for over 100 years. It offers local, long-distance, and international moves, but it specializes in military and government relocation.

Suddath has 18 locations in Florida, Texas, and California. It also partners with smaller moving companies, giving it a national reach.

Overall Score: 7.3/10

  • Value: 7/10 — Suddath has competitive pricing and doesn't charge any unusual fees. Most of its services (like packing and unpacking) are optional, so you can choose what you pay for.
  • Customer experience: 7/10 Customer reviews say that Suddath offers quality services.
  • Credibility: 8/10 Suddath’s registration and insurance are in order.

Bottom line: Suddath Van Lines is a good option for local and long-distance moves. It offers quality service for a competitive price.

It's hard to know Suddath's exact cost because of all the variables that come with moving. We recommend getting a quote from Suddath and comparing it to competitor quotes.

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Suddath Van Lines: In-Depth Breakdown

Value

📊 Our rating: 7/10
  • Average costs
  • No unusual fees
  • Optional add-ons, like packing and crating

Suddath offers conventional and special moving services for a decent price. Customer reviews suggest a positive potential experience.

Suddath moving doesn’t provide cost estimates on its website. But based on customer reviews, we assume pricing is about average ($1,700, according to HomeAdvisor). We also didn't see any unusual fees. Of course moving costs depend on distance, location, and how much stuff there is.

Suddath also offers additional services and perks, like professional packing and custom crating. These are optional. If you’re working on a budget, you can opt out.

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Customer Experience

📊 Our rating: 7/10
  • Great reviews overall
  • Some poor reviews about military relocation services

Suddath has great reviews and seems to offer a good customer experience.

We couldn't find many Suddath reviews on third-party sites. But it has plenty of glowing comments from close to 6,000 reviews on its own site. Suddath's average rating on its site is 4.8 out of 5 stars.

Suddath does have some poor reviews about its military relocation services. In 2022, there were six formal complaints about Suddath filed with the U.S. Department of Transportation (U.S. DOT). Most of these reviews mention poor communication from staff and damaged items.

These kinds of complaints are pretty typical for moving companies. We didn't see anything unusual or alarming.

Credibility

📊 Our rating: 8/10
  • Proper registration and insurance
  • Individual branches have different accident records

Suddath is a legitimate, credible moving company. U.S. DOT records show that it has all the proper registration and insurance.

The company operates through independent branches across the country. So, we recommend you look at records for the location nearest you to check its accident record.

About Suddath Van Lines

Suddath Van Lines is a national moving company based in Jacksonville. The company was founded in 1919. And its services include military relocation and international moves.

Headquarters
Jacksonville, FL
Website
U.S. DOT #
Varies by location
Speciality
Long-distance moving, military relocation

How We Researched

To write this review, the Home Bay team spent dozens of hours

  • Conducting a background check on Suddath with the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration,
  • Reviewing insurance records and complaints from the U.S. DOT,
  • Sifting through customer reviews for important comments,
  • And studying moving cost data from other moving companies.

Learn more about Home Bay's editorial policy.

FAQ

Suddath operates in the U.S. and even sometimes internationally. It’s based in Jacksonville, Florida, but it has offices in 18 other cities across the country. Read our full Suddath review.

It costs about an average amount to move with Suddath, according to its reviews. The national average is around $1,700, so you can expect it to cost around that much. Read our full Suddath review.

Suddath does offer special services, including long-distance moves, military relocations, and international moves. Read our full Suddath review.

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