Using the Rear Door Latch

How do I use the rear door latch on my moving truck?                                                                                                                        Tom M., Flagstaff, AZ We, like  Tom, want to make sure our goods are safe and secure when we’re headed down the road. We often find ourselves extremely busy when we are moving we overlook the smallest of tasks. When it comes […]

Moving Day: Diesel vs. Gasoline

There are many choices to make on moving day. When you rent a moving truck, for example, you have the choice of renting either an unleaded  gasoline or diesel fueled truck.  In this post, we’ll share the factors you should consider when deciding the winner in the showdown of diesel vs. gasoline. 1. Cost Moving […]

4 Tips for Summer Moving

Moving can be tough. Moving in the summer during 100+ degree weather? People think you’re crazy. Still, many families choose to move during the summer time because children are out of school, and that makes it a whole lot easier for family and friends to help out when making the move. In order to make […]

SafeMove or SafeMove Plus — Coverage Series

Here at Moving Insider, we’ve been taking some time to cover the different protection options you have when dealing with rental moving equipment or self-storage units. As we start to wrap up, I want to cover a topic that we get a lot of questions about. People who are moving know that they need some […]

College Bound: Moving to UC Davis

Fall is nearing, and as it does, soon-to-be college students everywhere are beginning to plan their journeys to the dorms. If you’ve decided to attend the University of California, Davis (UC Davis), then congratulations. This college is one of the world’s leading research institutions and was ranked no. 7 of the top 50 public colleges […]

Keeping Your Pet Cool on Moving Day

It’s moving day and you’ve got to get Fido and Fluffy from their old home to their new one. Whether it’s a cross-country move or just a move across town, moving is very stressful on your furry family members. While you are loading and unloading your belongings, your pets need a cool, safe and comfortable […]

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 […]

How to Lift Safely and Avoid Common Injuries During Your Move

Many of us take the health of our backs for granted, especially when moving to a new home. But, our spines are delicate and vulnerable to injury. The various components (nerves, bones, muscles, tendons and ligaments) work together to aid in our movement, from bending, to turning and stretching. A back injury can be debilitating, […]

What is the Clearance Height of a Moving Truck?

How do you determine the clearance height of a moving truck? -Michael B. Thanks for the question on this, Michael. With moving season upon us, more and more drivers are on the road in much larger vehicles than they are used to. I have seen plenty of drivers who drive like the moving truck is […]

Moving Truck Tickets & Tolls — Who is Responsible?

We all make mistakes, it’s inevitable — we’re human and it’s part of every day life. But, what happens when the mistake is a parking ticket or unpaid toll for a moving truck? Well, that’s where it can get a little bit tricky. Some movers may think that it’s up to the owner of the […]

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 […]