How to Prepare Your Property for Moving Truck Parking

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

Moving day can be a tad anxious. There is a lot to pack, accomplish, prepare and get done. And the moment that you imagine you've got it all done, an unforeseen delay due to lack of parking for your moving van can be one of the most upsetting circumstances, to say the least. It is also a frequent happening as folks seldomly concern themselves with the needs of a moving van.

More than simply packing up your things, contacting a moving company in Wichita Falls, and sifting through the electric and gas companies, among other key logistics, be sure that your moving truck has access and a parking area at your property.

To make certain that your move goes forward as smoothly as possible, as well as conserve you additional costs, time, and work, we will discuss several things to make sure you are ready to go once the professional movers pull up:

1. Consider Your Parking Area

This is especially crucial for people who reside on a busy street and might not have a driveway or a parking lot.

A lot of moving companies are used to accommodating alleys and courtyards, and additional modest spaces, however you will want to inform them in advance so that they can figure out if a shuttle will be needed. Shuttle service involves loading a smaller truck several times to load the larger moving truck.

Inability to reserve sufficient parking or organize shuttle services will have the moving crew trecking long distances to and from your home when carrying household furnishings by hand, which will take additional time and could wind up costing you more money.

2. Consider the Size of the Truck

By now you've discovered the availability of parking lot area. However, moving van dimensions including the height and length of the trailer could be very large and result in various inconveniences.

Even if the moving van has enough space to pull in & out, verify if the moving van will have sufficient turning area. Additionally, look for all overhead wires, tree branches, or structures.

3. Get the Relevant Permits

Confer with your moving company in Wichita Falls regarding any permits that will be needed and understand who will be securing them. Some local administrations won't issue permits directly to the moving company. It's vital, therefore, to take on that job on your end and get it done early enough to sidestep a last-second scramble.

To do so, you will to:

  • Find out if your preferred moving company in Wichita Falls has the required transit and parking permits in your location.
  • Read residential parking rules for any policies against commercial parking on shared driveways. In a variety of locations, these permits have to be obtained up to three days prior, specifying the purpose of moving and the specific parking space or spaces you require.
  • Check if your new home area has similar regulations, apply for permits on that end too, and for offloading space ahead of time.

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


After you have sufficiently organized for the moving truck parking, you have got the task almost completed. Permits aren't hard to obtain, and if you're still trying to find a reliable moving company in Wichita Falls, think about a moving partner that offers shuttles and vans to move stuff in case of insufficient truck parking. Apply for the needed permits days ahead of the big day and ensure to obtain all the needed documents to save you time, money, and energy!


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