Long distance moving is on the opposite side of the spectrum from in-town moving. Whereas long distance moving involves traveling long distances, in-town moving covers shorter geographic routes. The nice part about both is that quality professionals exist.
With long distance moving professionals, their goals and their functions are almost the same as those for in-town movers. The clear difference, obviously, is the amount of traveling that will be done. But generally speaking, long distance movers have more training because they have different concerns that must be addressed. For example, the way they pack affects the way they are weighed at weigh stations if necessary, and it impacts the effectiveness of the truck and the gas mileage too. Other considerations and concerns include being familiar with routes on major highways and assisting with relocation services for clients. Because the service is so specialized, this training is necessary.