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February 02, 2021

How to Prepare Your Property for Moving Truck Parking

moving van parkingBy Julie DeLong, A-1 Freeman Moving Group 

Moving day can be very anxious. There is a lot to pack, accomplish, plan for and get done. And about when you think you've got it figured out, an unforeseen delay caused by lack of parking for your moving van can be one of the most infurating experiences, by all means. It's also a regular thing as people infrequently trouble themselves with the needs of a moving van.

More than only packing up your possessions, contacting a moving company in Dallas, and sorting through the electric and gas companies, among other vital logistics, make sure that your moving truck has access and a parking area on your house.

To guarantee that your move goes forward as smoothly as possible, in addition to conserve you extra expenses, time, and energy, we will check out several things to be certain you are fully prepared as soon as the professional movers arrive:

1. Think About Your Parking Location

This is very crucial for homeowners who live on a busy street and might not have a driveway or a parking lot.

A lot of moving companies are pros at dealing with alleys and courtyards, and other less than ample spaces, however you need to inform them beforehand so that they can determine if a shuttle will be required. Shuttle service means loading a smaller truck numerous times to load the big moving van.

Inability to have ample parking or reserve shuttle services will have the moving crew walking long distances to and from your house when moving home furnishings by hand, which will take much time and could wind up costing you more money.

2. Consider the Size of the Truck

By now you will have discovered the availability of parking lot space. But, moving van dimensions including the height and length of the trailer might be very large and cause various inconveniences.

Even if the truck has sufficient space to pull in and out, verify if the moving truck will have enough turning area. Next, check for any overhead wires, tree branches, or structures.

3. Get the Necessary Permits

Talk with your moving company in Dallas about any permits that will be required and ask who is responsible for obtaining them. A few local administrations will not issue permits directly to the moving company. It's vital, therefore, to take on that task on your own and do so soon enough to avoid a last-minute scramble.

To do so, you'll want to:

  • Check if your preferred moving company in Dallas has the necessary transit and parking permits in your area.
  • Verify residential parking rules for any policies against commercial parking on shared driveways. In some locales, these permits need to be obtained up to three days prior, indicating the purpose of moving and the precise parking space or spaces you will need.
  • Verify if your new home area has similar regulations, apply for permits on that front as well, and for offloading space ahead of time.

After you realize which rules might inconvenience you beforehand, you should have enough time to organize, apply, and pick the relevant permits in offices or online.


If you have sufficiently organized for the moving van parking, you have got the task almost finished. Permits are not hard to get, and if you're still searching for a reliable moving company in Dallas, think about a moving partner that offers shuttles and vans to move stuff in case of insufficient truck parking. Apply for the required permits days ahead of the big day and be sure to obtain all the required documents to save you time, money, and hassle!


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The Mickelson Family
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