TIPS FOR DRIVING A MOVING TRUCK
By sr0cke2 Posted September 11, 2018 In Blog
Moving day has finally arrived and you have rented all of the moving accessories, including a moving truck. To make sure you don’t have a horrible accident on the way to your storage unit at Spare Space Storage in Orem or to your new home, we have gathered some tips for you when it comes to driving a moving truck properly.
Use your Mirrors
As with any car you want to constantly use your mirrors. Using your side-mirrors is especially important when driving a moving truck because you won’t have use of a rear-view mirror above the dash. Use your side mirrors to pay close attention to what and who is around you at all times. While driving on the road you will want to make sure you have leaving enough space between you and fellow drivers.
Use Caution while Stopping and Turning
You will want to take special care when driving a moving truck. Your driving will greatly a ect how the items you stored in the truck will arrive. Don’t make any sudden stops or sharp turns, as this will cause your items to shi and fall. You could also cause damage to the people driving around you by taking a turn too sharp or stopping abruptly.
Plan your Trip
Nothing is worse than trying to drive a truck that you aren’t familiar with and getting lost. To avoid a lot of stress and potential of di icult driving situations you will want to plan out your trip. Find a route that will be easiest for you to navigate a truck in. It is also good to plan on driving at a time where tra ic isn’t heavy.
Be Aware of your Truck’s Size
Driving a moving truck is a lot di erent compared to your everyday driver. You will want to take note of how tall and wide your moving truck is and prepare accordingly. Make sure there aren’t any low bridges or tight roadways that you will have to take on the way to your destination. You also want to give yourself enough room between you and fellow drivers on the road.
We at Spare Space Storage in Orem can give you the storage space you need to help make your move a little easier. Check out our website today for more information about our facility.