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What is an "Interstate" Move?

If yours is an interstate move it will be governed by FMCSA rules and regulations. Check the scenarios below in order to determine if your move is interstate. If you do not see your move pictured, check with your mover and state and local authorities for clarification.

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Interstate move means transportation of goods in the United States which is between a place in a state and a place outside of that state (including a place outside the United States); or between two places in a state through another state or place outside of the United States.
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Interstate Move...
Occurs between a place in a state and a place outside of that state (i.e., in another state or country). Even if other modes of transportation, such as plane or rail (see next example to right), are involved in moving the goods...
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...As long as the goods cross a state line and involve a mover at any point, it is an interstate move, and at least the portion involving the mover is governed by FMCSA rules and regulations. The moving truck or van does not have to physically cross a state line for it to be an interstate move.
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Interstate Move...
Occurs between a place in a state and a place outside of the United States.
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The intent of the move can define whether the move is interstate. In this example, the move begins outside the state and goes to a warehouse—not the final destination—within the state. Nevertheless, since the move originated outside the state it is characterized as an interstate move.
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Interstate Move...
Occurs between two places in the same state if the shipment passes through a place outside the United States.
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Interstate Move...
Occurs between two places in the same state if the shipment passes through another state.

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