Tulsa Moving Blog - Tips, Tricks, and Insider Info
October 04, 2023

Dont Forget Space to Park the Moving Van!

By Julie DeLong, A-1 Freeman Moving Group 

Moving day can be a tad stressful. There is a lot to pack, accomplish, plan for and get done. And just that you think you've got it figured out, an unforeseen delay caused by lack of parking for your moving van can be one of the most frustrating experiences, by all means.

It's also a common happening as people rarely concern themselves with the requirements of a moving van.

More than merely packing up your things, phoning a local moving company in Tulsa, and sifting through the utilities, between other important logistics, be sure that your moving truck has access and a parking spot on your property.

To guarantee that your move goes forward as trouble-free as possible, in addition to save you needless costs, time, and energy, we will check out several items to be certain you are fully ready as soon as the professional movers arrive:

1. Consider Your Parking Location

This is especially vital for people who reside on a busy street and do not have a driveway or a parking lot.

A lot of local and long-distance moving companies are pros at dealing with alleys and courtyards, and other tight areas, however you will want to inform them in advance so that they will be able to determine if a shuttle is a must. Shuttle service incorporates loading a smaller vehicle several times to load the big moving van.

Inability to secure ample parking or organize shuttle services will have the moving crew trudging long distances to and from your residence while hauling furniture by hand, which may likely take much time and may wind up costing you additional money.

2. Consider the Size of the Truck

Hopefully now you will have figured out the availability of parking lot area. Yet, moving van dimensions including the height and length of the trailer might be very large and lead to different inconveniences.

Even if the moving van has sufficient space to pull in and out, check if the truck will have sufficient turning space. Secondly, check for all overhead wires, trees, or structures.

3. Secure the Needed Permits

Talk with your moving company in Tulsa regarding any permits that are needed and understand who is going to obtain them. Some local administrations won't issue permits directly to the moving company. It is important, therefore, to take on that responsibility yourself and get it done soon enough to sidestep a last-minute scramble.

To do so, you will to:

  • Check if your preferred local moving company in Tulsa has the necessary transit and parking permits in your area.
  • Read residential parking rules for any policies against commercial parking on shared driveways. In some locales, these permits must be obtained up to three days prior, stating the purpose of moving and the exact parking space or spaces you require.
  • Check if your new residence area has similar regulations, apply for permits on that front too, and for offloading space beforehand.

After you know which regulations might trouble you in advance, you will have plenty of time to organize, apply, and pick the relevant permits in offices or online.


When you have sufficiently prepared for the moving truck parking, you have got the task almost finished. Permits are not difficult to obtain, and if you are still trying to find a reliable long-distance moving company in Tulsa, consider a moving partner that offers shuttles and vans to move your things in case of insufficient truck parking. Apply for the necessary permits a few days ahead of the big day and be sure to obtain all the needed documents to save you time, money, and effort!


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