What to Look for in Moving Truck Coverage

It’s a fact of life that accidents happen. Whether it’s your fault, or the fault of the driver behind you, we here at Moving Insider want to make sure you’re covered. It’s a question that we get all the time, “Do I need coverage on a moving truck rental?” That’s why we always recommend some sort of protection on […]

5 Things NOT to do While Driving a Moving Truck

If you are renting a moving truck, it is important to read through the truck user instructions. I know many people might be thinking, “well, I drive everyday. I know how to use a truck. What more is there to using a moving truck than what I already know? While operating a moving truck does […]

“My First Time Driving a 26 Foot Moving Truck”

Alison, coming through, 10-4, over. I’ve got to admit, my first time driving a 26-foot moving truck made me feel like a ‘truck driver’; all I needed was my radio and trucker hat. If anyone were to give me the ‘honk your horn’ signal, I’d surely respond with a big honk, honk. But, these were […]

Moving in New York: Parkway Restrictions

If you are moving in New York, then you have probably rented a moving truck, cargo van or trailer.  In New York, moving equipment rentals are classified as commercial vehicles, so there are parkway restrictions you must be aware of.  One of the reasons moving equipment is considered commercial,  is that it is branded with a […]

Moving Trucks: Ramp vs. Liftgate

It’s the moving struggle — that extremely heavy antique dresser that Aunt Sally insisted you take is sitting out in the driveway. The problem is exactly that; the dresser is sitting on the driveway and not in the back of the moving truck rental you picked up earlier that day. And it’s just one of the […]

Tips for Moving to Hawaii

If you are moving to Hawaii you may be trying to figure out how you are going to get all your belongings there.  For most moves, you can just pack up your moving truck and drive to your destination.  Making the move to Hawaii it is a little more involved than that, but there are […]

3 Ways to go Green on Moving Day

You may be a person who considers yourself to be “green”. Perhaps you always recycle what you can, stay away from wasteful containers and packaging, and conserve by walking and biking when possible. When it comes time moving day, though, being green may be quickly become the least of your worries. On top of planning, […]

6 Startling Facts About Distracted Driving that will Scare You Straight

Distracted driving has become an increasingly popular subject with the acceptance of smartphones. With more cell phones in the United States than people (there are 320 million mobile phone subscriptions–102.4% of the population), it is easy to text or Facebook while driving your moving truck. Don’t do it! People know that distracted driving is not safe. […]

How To Use a Moving Truck Ramp

Using a moving truck ramp sounds like a really simple task—and it is! But, if it’s your first time renting a moving truck, using the ramp may be a complete mystery to you. I’ve heard stories about how people moved their entire home and didn’t realize their moving truck had a ramp. I’d hate for […]

Moving to College: How to Save Money

As you prepare yourself for the journey of moving to college, you’re probably experiencing several different emotions. There are many new adventures that await you as you enter this new phase of life: adulthood. As a college student, you will have the chance to learn and grow; both academically, and personally. Your pockets, however, will […]

Estimating MPG For Your Next Moving Truck

MPG — three simple letters that could make all the difference in your next move. But how can those three letters make a difference you ask? Well, having a good idea of how many Miles per Gallon (aka MPG) you will be getting in your moving truck is an effective strategy for planning fuel stops […]

Safety Tips for Drivers Conducting a Winter Move

Winter driving conditions can be difficult for any driver. But, if you’re conducting a household move, manning a larger vehicle than you’re accustomed to or towing a trailer behind you, then driving even a short distance in the snow, ice or wind can go from difficult to harrowing. There are precautions you can take, though. […]