How to Prepare Your Property for Moving Truck Parking

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

Moving day may be quite anxious. There's a lot to pack, accomplish, anticipate and get out of the way. And the moment that you perceive you have got it figured out, an avoidable delay due to lack of parking for your moving van is one of the most infurating experiences, to say the least. It's also a regular happening as people infrequently concern themselves with the requirements of a moving van.

More than merely boxing up your possessions, calling a moving company in Dallas, and sorting through the utilities, between other important logistics, ensure that your moving truck has access and a parking spot on your residence.

To guarantee that your move goes forward as smoothly as possible, also to save you extra costs, time, and energy, we will look at a few items to make sure you are completely ready as soon as the professional movers get there:

1. Look at Your Parking Location

This is especially vital for homeowners who reside on a busy street and don't have a driveway or a parking lot.

Most moving companies are pros at managing alleys and courtyards, and additional less than ample areas, however you must inform them ahead of time so that they may figure out if a shuttle will be a must. Shuttle service involves loading a smaller moving van a number of times to load the larger moving truck.

Failure to have ample parking or reserve shuttle services will have the moving crew walking long distances to and from your home while carrying household furnishings by hand, which will take a lot of time and may end up costing you additional money.

2. Think About the Size of the Moving Van

Hopefully now you've discovered the availability of parking lot space. Yet, moving truck dimensions including the height and length of the trailer might be colossal and lead to different inconveniences.

Even if the moving truck has plenty of space to pull in and out, double check if the moving truck will have plenty of turning room. Secondly, check for all overhead wires, trees, or structures.

3. obtain the Necessary Permits

Talk with your moving company in Dallas about any permits that might be necessary and ask who will be securing them. A few local administrations won't issue permits directly to the moving company. It is important, therefore, to handle that task yourself and accomplish it soon enough to avoid a last-second scramble.

To do so, you need to:

  • Ask if your preferred moving company in Dallas has the necessary transit and parking permits in your area.
  • Read residential parking regulations for any policies against commercial parking on shared driveways. In some locations, the permits must be obtained at least three days prior, stating the purpose of moving and the specific parking space or spaces you require.
  • Confirm if your new home area has similar rules, apply for permits on that end as well, and for offloading space ahead of time.

After you know which rules could trouble you ahead of time, you will have enough time to organize, apply, and pick the relevant permits in offices or online.


When you have sufficiently prepped for the moving truck parking, you have got the job just about done. Permits are not hard to obtain, and if you are still searching for a reliable moving company in Dallas, think about a moving partner that offers shuttles and vans to move your belongings in case of insufficient truck parking. Apply for the necessary permits several days before the big day and make sure to get all the necessary documents to save you time, money, and energy!


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