Moving Blog
October 04, 2023

Dont Forget Space to Park the Moving Van!

By Julie DeLong, A-1 Freeman Moving Group 

Moving day may be a tad overwhelming. There's a ton to pack, do, prepare and get completed. And just when you think you've got it figured out, an unforeseen delay caused by lack of parking for your moving truck is one of the most infuriating encounters, by all means.

It's also a common thing as people who are moving rarely concern themselves with the needs of a moving van.

More than merely boxing up your things, phoning a local moving company, and sorting through your utilities, between other key logistics, make sure that the moving truck has access and a parking place at your property.

To make certain that your move is completed as trouble-free as possible, also to save you needless expenses, time, and work, we will look at a few things to be certain you're ready once the professional movers get there:

1. Look at Your Parking Location

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

Most local and long-distance moving companies are experts at accommodating alleys and courtyards, and other less than ample locations, but you will want to inform them in advance so that they may decide if a shuttle is a must. Shuttle service means loading a smaller moving van a number of times to load the large moving van.

Inability to have sufficient parking or reserve shuttle services may have the movers walking long distances to and from your home when carrying household furnishings by hand, which will take much time and might wind up costing you more money.

2. Think About the Size of the Truck

So now you will have figured out the availability of parking lot space. However, moving truck dimensions including the height and length of the trailer could be very large and result in different inconveniences.

Even when the truck has enough space to pull in & out, check if the moving van will have plenty of turning space. Additionally, look for all overhead wires, trees, or structures.

3. Obtain the Necessary Permits

Discuss with your moving company about any permits that might be needed and ask who is going to obtain them. Some local administrations won't issue permits directly to the moving company. It's crucial, therefore, to take on that task yourself and get it done soon enough to avoid a last-minute scramble.

To do so, you need to:

  • Ask if your preferred moving company has the required transit and parking permits in your area.
  • Verify residential parking regulations for any policies against commercial parking on shared driveways. In some locales, these permits must be obtained at least three days prior, specifying the purpose of moving and the precise parking space or spaces you will need.
  • Check if your new home area has similar rules, apply for permits on that end as well, and for offloading space in advance.

After you know which regulations could trouble you beforehand, you will 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 job just about finished. Permits are not hard to obtain, and if you're still looking for a reliable local or long-distance moving company, think about a moving partner that offers shuttles and vans to move your things in the event of insufficient truck parking. Apply for the required permits several days prior to the big day and ensure to obtain all the needed documents to save you time, money, and hassle!


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