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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 anxious. There is much to pack, do, plan for and get out of the way. And just that you imagine you've got it all done, an unforeseen delay due to lack of parking for your moving van may be one of the most infurating circumstances, by all means. It is also a regular occurrence as people seldomly concern themselves with the needs of a moving van.

More than simply packing up your things, calling a moving company in Colorado Springs, and sorting through the electric and gas companies, among other vital logistics, make sure that your moving truck has access and a parking area at your property.

To ensure that your move goes forward as smoothly as possible, as well as save you extra expenses, time, and energy, let'slet us look at a few items to be certain you are ready to go once the professional movers pull up:

1. Consider Your Parking Space

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

A lot of moving companies are pros at managing alleys and courtyards, and additional tight areas, however you need to mention to them ahead of time so that they will be able to figure out if a shuttle will be required. Shuttle service means loading a smaller vehicle a number of times to load the big moving truck.

Inability to reserve sufficient parking or reserve shuttle services will have the movers trudging long distances to and from your house if carrying furniture by hand, which can require much time and might wind up costing you additional money.

2. Consider the Size of the Truck

So now you have found out the availability of parking lot space. Yet, moving truck dimensions including the height and length of the trailer might be colossal and lead to various inconveniences.

Even when the truck has enough space to pull in or out, check if the moving van will have plenty of turning room. Next, look for all overhead wires, vegetation, or structures.

3. obtain the Needed Permits

Discuss with your moving company in Colorado Springs about any permits that might be needed and understand who is going to obtain them. Some local administrations won't issue permits directly to the moving company. It is crucial, therefore, to manage that task yourself and accomplish it early enough to avoid a last-minute scramble.

To do so, you need to:

  • Find out if your preferred moving company in Colorado Springs has the necessary transit and parking permits in your town.
  • Verify residential parking rules for any policies against commercial parking on shared driveways. In a variety of locales, the permits need to be obtained up to 3 days prior, stating the purpose of moving and the precise parking space or spaces you require.
  • Confirm if your new home area has similar regulations, apply for permits on that end too, and for offloading space beforehand.

After you understand which rules could 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 adequately prepared for the moving truck parking, you have got the job nearly completed. Permits aren't difficult to obtain, and if you are still looking for a reliable moving company in Colorado Springs, consider a moving partner that offers shuttles and vans to move your belongings in the event of insufficient truck parking. Apply for the required permits days prior to the big day and ensure to obtain all the necessary documents to save you time, money, and energy!


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