Things to Know About Driving a U-Haul Truck

If you’ve never driven a moving truck, you might feel a bit intimidated by the idea. However, it’s easier than you may think. Like anything else on moving day, you’ll do fine as long as you plan ahead and do your research. Below are some things to know about driving a U-Haul truck: Reserving After […]

How to Prevent Overhead Damage

U-Haul moving trucks are designed to be mover-friendly, but driving one can be a new experience. While moving trucks are intended to be safe and protective vehicles for movers, accidents can happen. One common mistake that drivers make is underestimating the height of their truck. Something as ordinary as driving through a tunnel, under a […]

Tips for Driving with Pets

Are you moving soon, or preparing for an outing and plan on taking your pet along? If you are, and want to make the drive pleasant, check out these tips for driving with pets before hitting the road with your favorite furry, feathered or scaly friends. Do: Secure in Transit No matter how well behaved your […]

At What Speed Can I 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 […]

Summer Driving Tips from a Race Car Driver

Driving is statistically one of the most dangerous activities that you will do all day. As a professional race car driver, I can say with 100% confidence that I am one of the “best” drivers of a car. However, I put “best” in quotations because I can be the best driver in the world and still […]

Tips for Driving in the Fog

You’re gearing up for your upcoming move but it just so happens to be in the middle of winter AND your depart time is before the sun comes up. Which means, colder air in the early morning can be dangerous as fog may arise. If you’ve never driven in the fog, it can be a little […]

Benefits of Carpooling

Did you know the average person spends 40 hours a year stuck in traffic? And, did you know that taking the HOV lane can cut your commute time down by as much as half? Spending half the time being stuck in the car sounds pretty enticing to me. If it does to you too, check […]

Moving at Night

Maybe it’s hot, maybe you can only find a loading spot in close proximity after hours. It’s understandable that  in some cases, not every move can be planned. If you’re in a situation where you have to load your moving truck at night, take precaution. With a little extra precaution moving at night can be a breeze! […]

How Do I Avoid a Parking Ticket on Moving Day?

Parking laws rely highly on whether a vehicle is categorized as commercial or not.  Avoid a parking ticket by paying attention to local ordinances. The definition of a “commercial vehicle” will depend on each state or province.  It is always a good idea to go to your state’s Department of Transportation website or hotline in […]

Distracted Driving State Laws Infographic

(updated 3/20/16) Distracted driving is dangerous to everyone on the road.  According to the National Highway Safety Administration, in 2011 more than 3,000 people were killed in crashes involving a distracted driver. And, an additional 38,7000 people were injured in motor vehicle crashes involving a distracted driver.  This is why many states have put bans […]

Moving Out of State

Moving day has finally come — however it’s a little bit harder to say good bye this time. That’s because you’re not just moving across town or a few cities away. Moving out of state puts you hours or even sometimes days away from your previous home. Not to worry though, in many cases, cross […]

Distracted Driving Resources

As a towing expert, I’m often talking to people about safe trailering practices, from properly selecting a hitch to proper cargo weight distribution. While these things are good to know, nothing is more important to driving safety than the simple act of being aware and attentive. Whether you’re driving to work, school, or undertaking a more serious endeavor like a cross-country […]

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