How Fast Can you Drive a Moving Truck?

When considering renting a U-Haul truck that will be packed with all of your personal belongings, one of the questions you may have is “At what speed can I drive a moving truck?” Here are a few  important tips to keep in mind.

Plan for additional time. In order to maintain your safety, as well as that of other drivers, you’ll need to reduce your travelling speed.

nicholas_tAlways abide by posted speed limits.

When driving a truck that’s been packed full to the brim,  it will take longer to come to a complete stop when braking, so slow down when you’re anticipating a stop. Leave at least several car lengths between you and the vehicle in front of you. You will also need more distance in order to pass other cars, as the moving truck is longer than what you may be accustomed to.

The same tips apply if you are towing a trailer or an auto transport. Always follow these precautions: slow down, increase your following distance and drive defensively.

If you’re moving in less-than-ideal weather conditions, such as snow or on icy roads, you’ll want to be extra cautious and drive a bit slower.

Reducing your speed will even help reduce your fuel consumption!

We recommend reading the Truck User Instructions. You can download and print it from our website.

As always, we recommend driving with a “safety first” mentality. Safe journeys!

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Do you have any tips for driving a moving truck? Let us know in the comments below!

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2 Responses to At What Speed Can I Drive a Moving Truck?

  1. Tina French says:

    what is the cost per day, if i need my truck for extra days

    • Paige says:

      Tina. that would depend on if it’s a one-way or in-town rental. You can reach out to the folks at U-Haul at 1-800-GOUHAUL

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