Enjoying The Moving Process

3 Tips For Driving Your Own Moving Truck

by Ava Sanders

Planning an upcoming move on your own, but the idea of driving that very large moving truck is making you nervous? If so, it will help to know the following tips so that you can get your belongings to your destination.

Learn The Blind Spots

Driving a large moving truck is going to have a bit of a learning curve to do it right. That's why you want to take some time to learn where your blind spots are. After adjusting your mirrors, it will help to have someone be outside the moving truck while it is in park and let you explore where those blind spots are. The person can move into various positions around the car, and you can test how you need to look into your mirrors in order to see them. This will help you out a ton before you get on the road with a large moving truck for the first time. 

Use Assistance When Backing Up

Has the rear backup camera on your vehicle spoiled you? Either way, backing up in a moving truck is going to be a challenge. Don't be afraid to ask a friend to stand outside the vehicle and guide you as you put the moving truck into reverse. Having a second person there to help give you an indication to keep going or to stop will make backing up a breeze. 

Understand The Truck's Height

You likely never paid attention to the height of your vehicle before when you were driving a normal-sized car. However, this is something you need to keep in mind when driving a moving truck. While you should be fine when going under overpasses on the freeway, you're more likely to run into problems when traveling under bridges on side streets or pulling into a parking garage. Always be aware of the vehicle's height and look for signs that indicate the height before you drive through. The last thing you want to happen is to cause a lot of damage by not paying attention to your moving truck's height.

Is the idea of driving a moving truck too stressful for you to handle? If so, know that you can actually hire someone to drive the vehicle for you. This will give you some peace of mind on your moving day since you can drive with them in the truck as a passenger or follow along in your car. For more information, reach out to a local rental truck driver today.