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This is a live opportunity for you to add comments and/or ask questions about the array of offerings for moving truck services. We find that customers often have similar questions or experiences. That makes this section of our website packed with good information for those that are looking to move or that are already using full service movers or self service movers. If you are already a moving company customer or have received a one way moving quote, it would be helpful if you would add your shipment/or quote number to your question/comment. That will enable us to contact you directly if necessary in addition to answering your long distance moving questions here. Thank you for shopping with MovingPlace

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The moving trucks are 8ft wide and 9ft tall.  We generally recommend 4 feet of space per furnished room.  So if you have four bedrooms, a living room, and a dining room (6 rooms), we would recommend 24 feet of space on the truck.

Hi Naomi, For a move as large as yours, we would recommend a full 53 foot tractor trailer. To answer your question directly, yes, that would normally fit into a full 53 foot moving van. That is the largest size that anyone would have available. If you have too much stuff, we can get a second smaller moving truck to you for the overflow within 24 hours.

HI Diane,Our minimum shipment is a 4ft x 8ft section on a moving truck, so we would be overkill for shipping just one item. We recommend going to the UPS Store for 1 piece shipments like that. They have a method of shipping where they will put that in a huge box and ship it in their freight system. That is the best way to move small shipments like that.

Hi Ruby,Select the size for “Studio Apartment” and put the make and model of the vehicle to be shipped in the comments section of the quote form. One of our relocation specialists will put together some pricing and email it right over to you.Thanks!

Hi Richard,About the only option would be to use two 28ft trucks. We could arrange to bring one of those moving trucks one day and then swap it out with the second moving truck on the next day so that we could meet the restrictions of the smaller truck and still get a lot of stuff moved for you.

Hi Brynn,We can help you with your cars and motorcycles along with your household furniture, but we cannot help you with moving the pontoon boat.

Yes Tim. We charge based on the amount of space that you use on the moving van. Each moving truck is 8.5ft wide and 9ft tall. The variable is the length. We can quote you any size from 6ft up to 53ft.

Hi Janis,While we are much more economical when moving larger shipments, we can handle smaller ones effectively in certain busy “lanes” where we often have moving trucks. AZ to TX is an easy one for us and we should be able to help you with a decent rate on moving a few items.

Hi Teresa,Yes, we service most points in the “lower 48”. Judging by the list that you have here, your daughter would probably only need the smallest size on one of the moving trucks. The trucks are 8.5ft wide and 9ft tall with the smallest length that we sell being 4 feet. If you fill out the quote request form and select the studio apartment size, one of our relocation specialists will email you a quote shortly.Thanks!

Hi Connie,If you only have a bed to ship, you may want to check out something like the UPS store. They have a service for shipping one item like that. You really need to have a room of furniture or more for us to make financial sense when ordering space on moving vans.

Hi Karen,We can move small shipments. Our minimum amount of space on the truck is generally 4 or 6ft (depending on the location).

Hi Marv,Our services are best-utilized for moving van shipments of furniture and boxes. If you are just shipping boxes, I would suggest contacting UPS or checking on USPS ground shipments. That will be much cheaper than renting a moving van to ship just a few boxes.

A good rule of thumb when you rent space on a moving truck is to figure that each furnished room will use 4 to 5ft of space on the truck. All of the moving vans are 8.3ft wide and 9ft tall inside, so the only variable is the length that you choose for your load. If you call us at 800-876-6839, one of our relocation specialists can guide you in choosing the right amount of space.

Lowell, We always suggest ordering an extra couple of feet on the moving van so that you don’t have to cram everything in. That being said, if you need more space on loading day, you can purchase it at the same per-foot rate that you paid for the rest of the space.


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