Loading A Moving Truck

If you’re planning on doing a DIY move using a rental truck, its important that prior to moving day you know how to load a moving truck.

How long does it take for moving trucks to load?

This depends on how many people will be loading, and how much stuff needs to be loaded onto the truck. If you’re hiring professionals, than loading time could be between 1 to 4 hours, maybe longer, depending on the size of the truck. If you have friends helping you, add a little extra time.

What is the best way to load a moving truck?

If you have more than two people available on moving day, have two load the truck, and the other helpers carrying the furniture and additional items to the truck. To safely and efficiently load a moving truck, knowing what should I load first when moving is vital. It’s important that the weight in the truck is distributed. This means placing heavier items such as appliances and large pieces of furniture at the front of the truck against the walls, so the back of the truck isn’t to heavy, which could be dangerous once the truck is in motion. Long items, such as sofas or mattresses should be loaded against the longest walls of the truck, in an upright position. You can then load upwards in weight increments, with the lightest items being placed on top. For extra protection, some items can be placed strategically between or against other pieces of furniture.

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