How To Deal With Your Valuables On Moving Day

Transporting all of your goods from your old home to your new home can be a daunting task, especially when not having  prepared for how to deal with your valuables on moving day. Thieves may look at moving trucks as a sign of an individual who will have a busy day ahead of them, and one […]

Insider’s Scoop: See Your Face on a Moving Truck

The well known moving company, U-Haul, has recently announced a fun promotion for anyone who is packing up and getting ready to move. You may have seen a moving truck in your city, or even rented one that has a special graphic on the side, called a Supergraphic. These graphics represent the states and provinces […]

How to Drive a Moving Truck with an Auto Transport

Driving a moving truck of any size is actually a really simple task. Even when you add an extra 20 feet of trailer onto the back of it, for a possible total of up to 46 feet, making a move across distances long and short can be done by anyone over the age of 18 […]

If You Get into an Accident on Moving Day

Most people aren’t familiar with driving a moving truck until the day they have to move. Moving trucks are much larger than regular vehicles and require the driver to drive with caution. Driving defensively, increasing stopping distance, and being aware of overhead clearance are all tips to help keep you safe on moving day, but- […]

What to Expect When Returning a Moving Truck

The boxes have been unpacked and you’ve settled into your new destination, congratulations! You’ve even started thinking about which gifts you’ll give to your moving helpers. The last item on your to-do list is to “return the moving van”. Here’s what to expect when returning a U-Haul truck. Remove all personal items.  Make sure you’ve […]

Propane Autogas: An Alternative Moving Day Fuel

In today’s society, it’s becoming increasingly important to consider the environment in our day-to-day decisions; everything from “paper or plastic?” to transportation. The auto industry has focused a lot of their attention and resources into creating vehicles that are powered by cleaner fuels. They are concentrating on fuels that are sustainable, and emit less greenhouse […]

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 […]

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 […]