How to Prepare Your Property for Moving Truck Parking

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

Moving day may be very overwhelming. There's a ton to pack, do, prepare and get completed. And just when you think you've got it figured out, an avoidable delay due to lack of parking for your moving van is one of the most infurating encounters, by all means. It's also a common occurrence as people who are moving infrequently trouble themselves with the requirements of a moving van.

More than simply boxing up your things, phoning a moving company in El Paso, and sorting through the electric and gas companies, between other important logistics, ensure that the moving truck has access and a parking area on your property.

To make certain that your move goes forward as smoothly as possible, also to conserve you needless money, time, and energy, we will discuss a few ways to be certain you are ready to go once the professional movers pull up:

1. Look at Your Parking Location

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

A lot of moving companies are experts at dealing with alleys and courtyards, and other smaller spaces, but you need to inform them beforehand so that they will be able to figure out if a shuttle is needed. Shuttle service involves loading a smaller vehicle a number of times to load the large moving van.

Failure to secure ample parking or arrange shuttle services will have the moving crew trecking long distances to and from your home when hauling home furnishings by hand, which can require a lot of time and could wind up costing you additional money.

2. Think About the Size of the Truck

By now you will have figured out the availability of parking lot space. But, moving van dimensions including the height and length of the trailer could be very large and cause different inconveniences.

Even if the truck has enough space to pull in and out, check if the truck will have plenty of turning room. Secondly, check for any overhead wires, vegetation, or structures.

3. Secure the Relevant Permits

Confer with your moving company in El Paso regarding any permits that are required and be clear on who will be securing them. Some local administrations will not issue permits directly to the moving company. It's vital, therefore, to handle that job on your end and get it done soon enough to avoid a last-second scramble.

To do so, you need to:

  • Find out if your preferred moving company in El Paso has the needed transit and parking permits in your area.
  • Read residential parking regulations for any policies against commercial parking on shared driveways. In a few locales, these permits must be obtained at least 3 days prior, indicating the purpose of moving and the precise parking space or spaces you need.
  • Check if your new residence area has similar regulations, apply for permits on that end as well, and for offloading space in advance.

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


When you have sufficiently organized for the moving van parking, you've got the job nearly finished. Permits aren't hard to obtain, and if you're still looking for a reliable moving company in El Paso, consider a moving partner that offers shuttles and vans to move your things in case of insufficient truck parking. Apply for the necessary permits days ahead of the big day and make sure to obtain all the required documents to save you time, money, and energy!


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