A common concern when moving is access within the homes; i.e. flights of stairs, narrow doorways, etc. An important factor to remember is getting to those locations, which includes truck access and parking arrangements. Below are some factors to keep in mind while planning your move.
Bridges. If there’s a bridge on the route to any location for your move then let your movers know ahead of time as size and clearance may limit the trucks that can be used.
Driveways. Depending on the truck size, the movers might have the option to park in the driveway if there’s enough space. However, if your driveway was recently poured then a truck might have to park on the road instead. Let the movers know so they can plan accordingly for the longer walk.
Gated communities. If you’re moving from or to a gated community you’ll have to check with management there. They may have limitations on truck sizes and/or designated parking areas.
Interstate moving. If you’re moving interstate and your home is not accessible by a tractor trailer then a shuttle might be needed. A shuttle is a smaller truck that your belongings will be loaded onto for transport to/from the home and main truck.
Shared parking lots. If you’re moving out of an apartment or anywhere with a shared parking lot check with the property management to ensure there will be no issues for truck parking on moving day; they may have designated parking areas also.
Street parking. If the truck is parking on the street, you may need to check with the city to make sure no additional measures need taken. If you’re on a main road then it may be best to plan in advance with the city’s police department to arrange for traffic control for the duration of the truck parking. Some cities may require you to move if you don’t have this in place and they get a call about traffic obstruction. You certainly don’t want the movers to have to leave because they can no longer park near your house. This would result in your move taking longer than expected and costing you more.
Tight turns. Tight turns can also limit the size of the truck used for your move. You have to take into account the turn for your street as well as turns being taken to get there.
You also need to be aware of truck clearance at any location. Items to keep in mind include overhead wires and large, low hanging branches
Here at The Lincoln Moving & Storage Co. we aim to make your move as stress-free as possible. That includes giving you your truck access and parking options to avoid unwanted surprises. As always, give your movers notice of any issues they might face during your move. Call us to schedule your free in-home survey, we’re here to help!
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Author: Samantha Barkley