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, plan for and get done. And just when you perceive you've got it figured out, an unexpected delay as a result of lack of parking for your moving van is one of the most infurating experiences, by all means. It's also a regular thing as people who are moving infrequently trouble themselves with the needs of a moving van.

More than only packing up your possessions, contacting a moving company in San Antonio, and going 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 trouble-free as possible, in addition to conserve you extra expenses, time, and energy, we will look at several things to be certain you're ready to go as soon as the professional movers pull up:

1. Think About Your Parking Location

This is extremely 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 must inform them beforehand so that they may determine if a shuttle will be needed. Shuttle service means loading a smaller truck several times to load the large moving van.

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

2. Consider the Size of the Truck

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

Even if the truck has enough space to pull in & out, verify if the moving van will have enough turning room. Secondly, check for any overhead wires, tree branches, or structures.

3. obtain the Needed Permits

Discuss with your moving company in San Antonio about any permits that will be required and ask who is responsible for obtaining them. Various local administrations will not issue permits directly to the moving company. It's vital, therefore, to manage that task yourself 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 San Antonio 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, specifying the purpose of moving and the exact parking space or spaces you will need.
  • Verify if your new residence area has similar regulations, apply for permits on that front as well, and for offloading space ahead of time.

After you realize which rules could inconvenience you ahead of time, 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 nearly finished. Permits are not hard to get, and if you're still searching for a reliable moving company in San Antonio, 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 before the big day and be sure to obtain all the required documents to save you time, money, and energy!


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