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Parking at an Apartment Complex or Storage Facility

August 12th, 2014 - 11:05 AM

Being in the moving industry gives us the opportunity to talk to people from all over the country. Regardless of location, when it comes to moving, people share a lot of the same concerns. One issue that comes up often is parking—specifically when it comes to parking larger equipment like the moving trailer.

So, we’ll take a look at the sizes of equipment you’ll get with a U-Pack move, and look at ways to make it work for your apartment complex or storage facility.  

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How do I get a parking permit for a moving truck?

October 4th, 2013 - 9:59 AM

Do I need a parking permit for my moving truck?

If we had a nickel for every time this great question was asked… well, we’d have a lot of nickels. Whether you’re driving the truck yourself, or having a company like U-Pack do the driving, you may need a parking permit.

Parking rules and regulations vary from city to city, so it’s very important to check the requirements as far in advance as you can . Ignoring the need for a permit may result in being charged fees. Or worse, the equipment could be towed, leaving you responsible for the charges. 

If you plan to park your moving truck, trailer, or container on private property you may not need a permit. However, if it will block the sidewalk you’ll want to check with the city before parking the equipment.  

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How are U-Pack Trailers Delivered?

March 21st, 2013 - 4:31 PM

Do you have enough space to deliver and park a U-Pack trailer?

If you're considering a move across the country in a U-Pack trailer, how does the idea of getting this truck delivered to your home make you feel?

Are you concerned that the driver won't be able to get it to your location or that there won't be room to park it?

As long as you have a safe, legal and paved location, free from low-hanging trees and power lines , and you have at least 40 feet of length for parking , getting a U-Pack trailer delivered should not be a problem.

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Parking A Moving Truck

By Jeremy
February 23rd, 2013 - 12:24 PM

Are you worried about parking a moving truck?
When you picture a moving truck, what comes to mind? Is it a large, bulky moving van? I think that’s the image that comes to mind for a lot of people. And in many cases parking something that large in a neighborhood or apartment complex is simply out of the question. There’s good news though; when you move with U-Pack, the truck that’s delivered to you is much smaller, much more maneuverable, and much more affordable. Here’s what I mean:

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Do I Need A Parking Permit?

By Jeremy
July 29th, 2011 - 12:49 PM

It's Flashback Friday— each week, U-Pack will revisit a blog topic that's been helpful and fun for our readers. Be sure to check the comments section of each post for even more valuable moving advice!

On moving day, parking is likely the last thing on your mind. Remember to check on parking permission for your U-Pack moving trailer or ReloCube a few weeks before the big move— you'll be glad you did!

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Moving Trailer Parking

By Jeremy
June 17th, 2009 - 11:18 AM

To Park or not to park?

We've all experienced parking woes; whether learning to parallel park to get our driver's license , warnings from our parents about ’parking' when we were teens , or that pesky law enforcement officer insisting on issuing a parking ticket

A parking issue is the last thing you'll want to worry about on the day of your move!

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More about Parking Permits

By Jeremy
March 25th, 2009 - 4:16 PM

Not sure if you need a parking permit in your city? 

It's a good idea to check it out – because some cities require that you have obstruction or parking permits.  

Why get a parking permit?

  • It ensures that your ABF moving trailer or ReloCube has a guaranteed place to park on your move day. 
  • It keeps you from getting a ticket for the equipment being double parked or parked in a loading zone without authorization.
  • It ensures that you have a safe, clear area for loading and unloading
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Moving Truck Parking

By Jeremy
February 19th, 2009 - 9:15 AM

Ask permission first, not forgiveness later...

Although the forgiveness route may work with some things, when a parking violation is on the line I wouldn't suggest it! City governments like to know what is being parked on their streets and if they don't approve, you could end up with a ticket. This is clearly not something you want to deal with when you're trying to move.

Save yourself a headache by calling your city hall or local police department before you move

Larger cities are usually more concerned with parking permit issues than rural areas, but it's always wise to check. You know what they say about people who assume….