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U-Pack - Brooklyn

August 21st, 2012 - 7:45 AM

Are you moving long distance to or from Brooklyn, New York? If so, U-Pack Moving is the solution that makes it easy and affordable. If you’re familiar with Brooklyn at all, you know that there are some special conditions to consider here that you don’t have to think about in other parts of the country. Today we’ll discuss parking your moving truck/moving container and loading/unloading assistance – all things you’ll want to be familiar with when you’re moving to or from Brooklyn.  

But first things first: If you haven’t already, we recommend getting a free moving quote for your upcoming move – when you do this we’ll check serviceability to/from your zip codes and provide your price and estimated transit time.

Now, let’s move on to the specifics...

Parking in Brooklyn with U-Pack
As you probably know, Brooklyn is the most populous borough of New York City. That means there are a lot of vehicles, people and buildings packed into a small area. As you can imagine, this makes parking a 28-foot moving trailer a little difficult (check out moving trailer and ReloCube parking requirements). Because of this, we’re required to do a “live load” in Brooklyn. This means that we don’t park and leave the trailer. Instead the driver stays with it while it’s being loaded. In Brooklyn, you get the first 4 hours free – if you need more than 4 hours, it’s available for an additional fee.

So, if you choose U-Pack to move you to/from Brooklyn (and we hope you do), it’s important to make sure parking is available for your scheduled loading/unloading times. An easy solution may be to park your own vehicles in the parking spaces then move them when the driver arrives. Another option is to contact the city – often they can issue cones to block off the space.

Loading and Unloading Help
While most U-Pack moves are self-service “you pack, we drive,” we do have many customers who need assistance in loading or unloading – specifically in Brooklyn where there’s a need to load quickly. If that’s the case for you, we’ll gladly arrange for a moving crew – when you request a quote, just select the “Provide loading/unloading rates” option, or ask your U-Pack representative.  Many people moving to/from Brooklyn live in apartments with stairs or elevators – make sure to indicate this when discussing your move with your U-Pack representative because it can affect your price.  

Go U-Pack!
Though a move to Brooklyn is a little more complicated than a move to other less-congested parts of the country, it’s definitely possible with U-Pack. Call 800-413-4799 to speak with a moving specialist or click to get a free moving quote online. Have questions? We would love to help. Leave a comment below or use the “Ask the Experts” tool.

(*Note: If you choose a MoveBuilder move, parking/appointment requirements may change, please speak with your MoveBuilder representative).