El Paso Moving Blog - Tips, Tricks, and Insider Info
October 04, 2023

Dont Forget Space to Park the Moving Van!

By Julie DeLong, A-1 Freeman Moving Group 

Moving day can be quite stressful. There is much to pack, do, plan for and get completed. And the moment that you think you've got it figured out, an unexpected delay due to lack of parking for your moving truck may be one of the most infurating experiences, by all means.

It is also a frequent occurrence as people who are moving rarely concern themselves with the needs of a moving van.

More than merely boxing up your possessions, calling a local moving company in El Paso, and sorting through your utilities, between other key logistics, make sure that the moving truck has access and a parking spot at your home.

To guarantee that your move goes as easily as possible, in addition to save you extra expenses, time, and work, we will discuss some ways to ensure you are ready as soon as the professional movers pull up:

1. Think About Your Parking Area

This is very vital for people who live on a busy street and don't have a driveway or a parking lot.

Most local and long-distance moving companies are used to accommodating alleys and courtyards, and additional smaller spaces, but you need to inform them in advance so that they will be able to determine if a shuttle will be required. Shuttle service involves loading a smaller vehicle several times to load the large moving van.

Inability to secure enough parking or organize shuttle services will have the moving team walking long distances to and from your residence if moving household furnishings by hand, which will consume much time and could wind up costing you more money.

2. Think About the Size of the Moving Van

Hopefully now you've figured out the availability of parking lot area. Yet, moving truck dimensions such as the height and length of the trailer may be colossal and result in various inconveniences.

Even when the moving truck has sufficient space to pull in and out, double check if the truck will have enough turning room. Additionally, look for any overhead wires, trees, or structures.

3. Secure the Relevant Permits

Discuss with your moving company in El Paso regarding any permits that will be necessary and understand who is responsible for obtaining them. A few local administrations will not issue permits directly to the moving company. It's vital, therefore, to take on that responsibility on your end and get it done early enough to sidestep a last-minute scramble.

To do so, you'll want to:

  • Check if your preferred local moving company in El Paso has the needed transit and parking permits in your town.
  • Check residential parking rules for any policies against commercial parking on shared driveways. In some locations, the permits must be obtained at least three days prior, indicating the purpose of moving and the specific parking space or spaces you will need.
  • Confirm if your new home area has similar rules, apply for permits on that front too, and for offloading space beforehand.

After you know which regulations might trouble you ahead of time, you will 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've got the job just about completed. Permits are not hard to get, and if you're still looking for a reliable long-distance moving company in El Paso, consider a moving partner that offers shuttles and vans to move stuff in case of insufficient truck parking. Apply for the necessary permits a few days before the big day and make sure to get all the necessary documents to save you time, money, and energy!


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