Killeen Moving Blog - Tips, Tricks, and Insider Info
February 02, 2021

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 is much to pack, accomplish, prepare and get out of the way. And the moment that you perceive you've got it figured out, an unexpected delay caused by lack of parking for your moving truck may be one of the most infurating encounters, to say the least. It's also a regular occurrence as people rarely concern themselves with the needs of a moving van.

More than simply boxing up your possessions, contacting a moving company in Killeen, and sifting through your electric and gas companies, between other important logistics, make sure that your moving truck has access and a parking area at your residence.

To guarantee that your move goes as smoothly as possible, in addition to conserve you extra costs, time, and work, let'slet us look at a few things to be certain you are fully prepared when the professional movers pull up:

1. Think About Your Parking Space

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

A lot of moving companies are pros at managing alleys and courtyards, and other less than ample locations, but you must tell them beforehand so that they will be able to decide if a shuttle is a must. Shuttle service involves loading a smaller truck numerous times to load the big moving truck.

Failure to reserve ample parking or reserve shuttle services will have the movers trudging long distances to and from your residence when moving household furnishings by hand, which can take additional time and could end up costing you more money.

2. Think About the Size of the Truck

By now you've found out the availability of parking lot area. But, moving van dimensions including the height and length of the trailer may be colossal and cause several inconveniences.

Even if the moving truck has sufficient space to pull in or out, verify if the moving van will have enough turning area. Additionally, look for any overhead wires, tree branches, or structures.

3. obtain the Relevant Permits

Talk with your moving company in Killeen regarding any permits that are necessary and understand who will be securing them. Some local administrations won't issue permits directly to the moving company. It's important, therefore, to handle that responsibility on your own and accomplish it early enough to sidestep a last-minute scramble.

To do so, you will to:

  • Check if your preferred moving company in Killeen has the necessary transit and parking permits in your location.
  • Read residential parking rules for any policies against commercial parking on shared driveways. In a few locales, the permits must be obtained at least 3 days prior, stating the purpose of moving and the exact parking space or spaces you require.
  • Check if your new homeowners association area has similar rules, apply for permits on that end too, and for offloading space beforehand.

After you realize which rules might trouble you beforehand, you can have plenty of time to organize, apply, and pick the relevant permits in offices or online.


When you have sufficiently prepared for the moving van parking, you've got the task almost done. Permits are not difficult to obtain, and if you're still searching for a reliable moving company in Killeen, think about a moving partner that offers shuttles and vans to move stuff in the event of insufficient truck parking. Apply for the required permits days ahead of the big day and be sure to get all the required documents to save you time, money, and hassle!


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