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Types of movers: There are several different types of movers available. The type
you choose will depend on your circumstances (moving distance, amount of money
to spend, etc):

Local/Long Distance: This type is usually a local company that has a franchise
from one of the  large national 'Van Line' companies (Mayflower, United, Wheaton,
etc). The company can sometimes be quite large because of contracts the national
company has gotten with large corporations, government or the military. They usually
have trucks of their own and also utilize trucks that are owned by the national
company or leased by the national company. On a local move, they will usually use
their own trucks, drivers and movers at the start and end of the move. For a long
distance move, they will use their own movers to load a truck that is owned or
leased by the national company. The driver of the truck is generally the owner of the
truck and contracts out to the national company. At the destination, the driver will
contact the local franchise and get movers to unload the truck.  

Local: This type is usually a local company that doesn't have a franchise from one of
the national companies. They generally own their own trucks and specialize in moves
of up to a few hundred miles. Usually the same movers that load your truck will be
the same ones that unload your truck.

Local help you move: This type is usually a local company that does not own any
trucks. They provide labor for your move and specialize in moves of up to a few
hundred miles. Usually the same movers that load your truck will be the same ones
that unload your truck. You have to provide the truck for the move, usually a rental
truck.   
Yourself: This type is yourself and maybe some friends or casual labor.