Moving Tips: Types of Moving Trucks

Moving Tips: Types of Moving Trucks

E-Z Movers is a professional full service moving company serving customers throughout the continental United States, from local Chicago movers to Kansas City movers and Minneapolis movers. We offer helpful moving tips designed to make your move easier and save you money.

Choosing the best kind of truck for your move depends on the volume of items you're moving, as well as the distance you're taking them. You'll also need to know the type of truck so you can check with building management to make sure the moving truck will be able to park near your new building.

Moving vans / Cargo vans:
While professional moving companies often don't use these vehicles, they can be rented for a DIY move. Moving vans may be an economical choice for moving the contents of small studio apartments, when furniture is not included in the move.

10-foot moving truck:
The smallest professional size, a 10-foot truck can typically handle the contents of a small or studio apartment, with limited furniture.

14-foot moving truck
If you're moving a two-bedroom apartment or smaller, this size truck is usually idea. These trucks have a low deck that make it easy to load and unload heavy items. The weight limit for this truck is usually around 3,000 pounds.

17-foot moving truck:
This is the most common size for a moving truck, capable of moving larger apartments and 2-bedroom houses. There is extra space for furniture, and often an "attic" toward the cab of the truck for boxes that need careful handling.

Tractor-trailer moving truck:
The larger moving trucks will have a separate trailer that attaches to a cab, and come in several different sizes. Common sizes for tractor-trailer movers are 20-foot, 24-foot, and 26-foot.

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