The wild beauty of the state of Alaska, its wide swaths of wilderness, and its relatively few highways attract many people to the Last Frontier. However, these factors can also make Alaska a challenging place to move.

If you decide to relocate to Anchorage, it pays to have someone on your side who understands the state and its logistical challenges. You don’t want to pick just anybody for your Anchorage move.

Below, we’ve compiled a list of Anchorage’s top moving companies. Use this run-down to kickstart your research and narrow the field to your top contenders. As we tell everyone, it’s smart to get three independent quotes for your move so you have a true sense of what yours should cost.

Without further ado, let’s run down our list of the best movers in Anchorage.

Royal Alaskan Movers

Royal Alaskan Movers is part of The DeWitt Companies, a fourth-generation family-owned group of five sister companies that got its start in 1927. After 10 years of serving the residents of Alaska, they’ve handled relocations in more than 162 villages and cities and packed more than 535,000 boxes.

  • Location: Anchorage, AK
  • Years in Business: Established in 2010, although the team has a combined 117 years of moving experience.
  • Services Provided: Local moves, long-distance moves, corporate relocations, international moves, and military moves.
  • Additional Services Available: Packing and unpacking, storage, assembly/disassembly, and vehicles.
  • U.S. DOT Number: 2077580
  • Number of Trucks: 7
  • Number of Tractors: 4
  • Number of Trailers: 6
  • Affiliations: The Alaska Trucking Association (ATA), the American Moving and Storage Association (AMSA), and the International Association of Movers (IAM).
  • Free In-Home Estimate: Yes; virtual consultations also available

 

AAA Moving & Storage/Allied Alaska Moving & Storage

As an agent for Allied Van Lines—a cooperative non-profit organization owned by its member agents—AAA Moving & Storage can handle local moves and long-distance moves, as well as international moves. Additionally, they’re one of the largest full-service moving and storage companies in the state.

  • Location: Anchorage, AK
  • Years in Busines: 38
  • U.S. DOT Number(s): 2971759 (broker) / 466500 (carrier)
  • Number of Trucks: 37
  • Number of Tractors: 14
  • Number of Trailers: 22
  • Services Provided: Local moves, long-distance moves, corporate relocations, international moves, and military moves.
  • Additional Services Available: Packing and unpacking, storage, assembly/disassembly, cars, and pianos.
  • Affiliations: The American Moving and Storage Association (AMSA) and the International Association of Movers (IAM).
  • Free In-Home Estimate: Yes; virtual consultations also available

 

Alaska Terminals, Inc.

An Alaskan-owned and operated business, Alaska Terminals is an agent for Atlas Van Lines, one of the largest household goods movers in the U.S. In addition to residential moves, they also offer corporate relocation services, as well as interstate and international moves.

  • Location: Anchorage, AK
  • Years in Business: 40
  • Services Provided: Local moves, interstate moves, corporate relocations, and specialty moves.
  • Additional Services Available: Packing and unpacking, as well as storage.
  • U.S. DOT Number: 12105
  • Number of Trucks: 14
  • Number of Tractors: 5
  • Number of Trailers: 48
  • Affiliations: The American Moving and Storage Association (AMSA)
  • Free In-Home Estimate: Yes

 

Alison’s Relocations

Alison’s Relocations, founded by current president Alison McDaniel, is one of the largest independent moving companies in the U.S. today, serving more than 1,400 households a year. Although they’re headquartered in in Anchorage, they handle relocations all over the country, as well as internationally.

  • Location: Anchorage, AK
  • Years in Business: 23
  • Services Provided: Local moves, long-distance moves, corporate relocations, international moves, and military moves.
  • Additional Services Available: Full packing and partial packing, storage, and specialty moves.
  • U.S. DOT Number: 729038
  • Number of Trucks: 5
  • Number of Tractors: 4
  • Number of Trailers: 6
  • Affiliations: The Alaska Movers Association (AMA), the American Moving and Storage Association (AMSA), the International Association of Movers (IAM), and the National Association of Senior Move Managers (NASMM).
  • Free In-Home Estimate: Yes; virtual consultations also available

 

Golden North Van Lines

Purchased in 1981 by its current owner, Golden North Van Lines is an agent for two national moving companies: Mayflower and United. In addition to offering local moves, they also offer international moving services to more than 200 countries worldwide.

  • Location: Anchorage and Fairbanks, AK
  • Years in Business: 45
  • Services Provided: Residential moves, corporate relocations, international moves, interstate moves, and military moves.
  • Additional Services Available: Packing and unpacking, as well as storage.
  • U.S. DOT Number: 163057
  • Number of Trucks : 25
  • Number of Tractors: 8
  • Number of Trailers: 28
  • Affiliations: The American Moving and Storage Association (AMSA)
  • Free In-Home Estimate: Yes

 

The Moving Man

A family-owned and operated moving company, the Moving Man is a full-service moving company offering both local and out-of-state moves. Founded by current owner Martin Kukowski, the company started as a private moving contractor and expanded to offer the full range of services it delivers today.

  • Location: Anchorage, AK
  • Years in Business: 29
  • U.S. DOT Number: 807379
  • Number of Trucks: 3
  • Number of Tractors: 2
  • Number of Trailers: 8
  • Services Provided: Local moves, out-of-state moves, and corporate relocations.
  • Additional Services Available: Loading and packing (including partial packing) and vehicles.
  • Free In-Home Estimate: Yes

 

World-Wide Movers

World Wide movers is a locally owned and veteran-operated business. They act as a moving agent for two national moving companies: Mayflower and United Van Lines. As a result, they have the authority to operate in all 50 states, as well as Canada.

  • Location: Anchorage, Fairbanks, Kodiak, and Juneau, AK
  • Years in Business: 59
  • Services Provided: Long-distance moves, residential moves, corporate relocations, international relocation, and military moves.
  • Additional Services Available: Packing and unpacking services, assembly/disassembly, vehicles, and secured temperature-controlled storage.
  • U.S. DOT Number: 248628
  • Number of Trucks: 32
  • Number of Tractors: 20
  • Number of Trailers: 102
  • Affiliations: The Alaska Trucking Association (ATA) and the American Moving and Storage Association (AMSA).
  • Free In-Home Estimate: Yes
  • Website: https://world-widemovers.com/

 

NOTE: Independent Movers

Along with the companies listed above, you may see a number of ads or listings on forums like Craigslist that offer help with moving and packing your items. While we applaud the “can do” attitude, make sure to confirm your mover is:

  1. Registered with the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA)
  2. Assigned a U.S. DOT number
  3. Insured

Here’s why this is important: As a consumer, you have rights, including the right to a written estimate. You can review your rights and responsibilities as a consumer on the FMCSA website. By choosing a legitimate moving company who’s registered with the FMCSA and carries insurance, you can be sure that your rights will be respected. Additionally, you’ll have recourse if something goes wrong with your move, depending on the type of coverage you agree to with your mover.

However, if you decide to work with an unregistered mover and your move doesn’t go as planned, there might not be much you can do about it. Consider your options carefully, and our team is happy to answer any questions you might have as you search for the right mover for you.

Alaska Moves Done Right

Moving to Alaska isn’t for everybody, and its logistics aren’t for the faint of heart. That’s why it’s important to be especially choosy when it comes to the company who’s going to move you to, in, and around Alaska. With this list in hand, you’ll have a good start toward finding the company that will safely and easily get you and all your possessions to your new home in the Land of the Midnight Sun.

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