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February 02, 2021

How to Prepare Your Property for Moving Truck Parking

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

Moving day is usually very overwhelming. There is much to pack, do, prepare and get completed. And just when you perceive you've got it under control, an unforeseen delay as a result of lack of parking for your moving truck may be one of the most upsetting circumstances, to say the least. It's also a common happening as people who are moving rarely trouble themselves with the needs of a moving van.

More than only boxing up your possessions, phoning a moving company in Little Rock, and going through your utilities, between other key logistics, ensure that your moving truck has access and a parking location at your residence.

To make certain that your move is completed as smoothly as possible, also to save you extra costs, time, and work, let'slet us check out some things to make sure you are fully ready when the professional movers pull up:

1. Consider Your Parking Area

This is especially important for homeowners who are on a busy street and do not have a driveway or a parking lot.

Many moving companies are experts at accommodating alleys and courtyards, and other less than ample areas, however you will want to mention to them ahead of time so that they can figure out if a shuttle will be a must. Shuttle service incorporates loading a smaller truck a number of times to load the large moving truck.

Inability to secure ample parking or organize shuttle services may have the movers trudging long distances to and from your residence when moving furniture by hand, which can consume much time and may wind up costing you additional money.

2. Consider the Size of the Moving Van

So now you've figured out the availability of parking lot area. However, moving van dimensions including the height and length of the trailer may be colossal and lead to various inconveniences.

Even when the moving truck has plenty of space to pull in & out, double check if the truck will have sufficient turning room. Secondly, look for any overhead wires, vegetation, or structures.

3. Get the Necessary Permits

Discuss with your moving company in Little Rock regarding any permits that might be needed and ask who is going to obtain them. A few local administrations will not issue permits directly to the moving company. It's important, therefore, to handle that job yourself and get it done early enough to avoid a last-second scramble.

To do so, you need to:

  • Ask if your preferred moving company in Little Rock has the necessary transit and parking permits in your town.
  • Read residential parking regulations for any policies against commercial parking on shared driveways. In some locations, these permits have to be obtained at least 3 days prior, stating the purpose of moving and the exact parking space or spaces you need.
  • Verify if your new residence area has similar regulations, apply for permits on that front too, and for offloading space ahead of time.

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


After you have sufficiently prepared for the moving van parking, you've got the job just about done. Permits aren't hard to obtain, and if you are still searching for a reliable moving company in Little Rock, contemplate a moving partner that offers shuttles and vans to move your belongings in the event of insufficient truck parking. Apply for the needed permits several days prior to the big day and make sure to get all the necessary documents to save you time, money, and effort!


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