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from eileen J in MA - Tuesday, July 13, 2010
we are moving to san mateo florida from burlington, MA our road has a 10ton limit and there is no place for a long moving truck to turn around we are on a dead end road, however we will be needings help to unload at the final destination. is it possible to unload at the end of the road and have a small like a 17ft hauler bring everthing down the road?? thanks eileen

Movex Response

Eileen,

Yes. We will get the truck as close to your home as safely possible and you could shuttle your goods to it.

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from Liddy L in NM - Wednesday, June 16, 2010
We live on a dead end street. There are approximately five houses on each side of the street and then a cul-de-sac at the end. Will the moving van be able to park in front of our house or will it have to park on the nearest thru street?

Movex Response

Liddy,

That is tough question to answer without seeing it. Most of the time, the drivers will back down into the cul de sac... as long as their is room. All cul-de-sacs are not created equal. Some fit. Some don't. We really cannot tell in advance. The driver will make the determination upon arrival. If he cannot fit, you will need to shuttle your goods to the nearest safe parking location.

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from Lindsey B in MO - Friday, June 4, 2010
We are moving from St. Louis, MO to Los Angeles, CA. Do we need a permit to park the truck at either location? If so, how do we get this permit?

Movex Response

Lindsey,

To my knowledge there are no permits needed in either location. You might want to check with the local police department and make sure that parking a tractor-trailer curbside for several hours is ok.

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from Cima H in FL - Saturday, October 31, 2009
I'm not sure if the truck will be able to get in my street, but neighbors say the truck will, my husband is deployed and its just me and a friend loading, praying i wont have to get a Uhaul! costing me more money. will the driver do what they can to make it, or what can really prevent them from parking on street?

Movex Response

Cima,

The drivers do everything that they can to get in front of your home. If that is an impossibility, you will need to bring your items to the closest safe parking spot.

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from Tequila M in CA - Thursday, June 18, 2009
Does Movex do terminal to terminal moves? I'm relocating to a townhome subdivision in Newnan, Ga. The streets are very narrow and will not permit a trailer. Are there alternatives to having my items delivered by Movex?

Movex Response

Tequila,

We don't have terminals in every city. However, we can help you. You will need to make arrangements to shuttle your goods to our truck at a location close to you where we can, in fact, park. Usually a grocery store parking lot is used for this situation.

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from Valerie D in AZ - Wednesday, April 1, 2009
I am worried that the large truck will not fit in to the spaces provided when it comes time to load my things. I live in a small apartment, with limited parking space. What would happen? Can a smaller truck come?

Movex Response

Valerie,

Check with your apartment manager. Most complexes have a place where they want moving vans to park. All of our trucks are full-size (like the ones you see on the highway). In the event that there is no place to park, the driver will get as close as possible and you would need to shuttle your goods to the truck. That being said, the drivers do this every day and are excellent. If there is room to park, nobody can do it any better than our guys!

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from Maggie M in PA - Monday, March 16, 2009
My new house is on a small dirt road in a very rual area. The turn into my driveway is tight and may not accomodate a full size moving van. My driveway is also steep and gravel & dirt & approx. 125 yds from the road to the house. Will the truck attempt to deliver to the door of my house?

Movex Response

Maggie,

Unfortunately not. The moving vans are so large and heavy that they cannot go off of a paved road. They will get stuck if they do. You would need to shuttle your goods to the end of the driveway. This fact is true for all moving trucks.

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from Stefan I in NY - Saturday, June 28, 2008
I have a steep down driveway. Can the tractor trailer come down the driveway?

Movex Response

Stefan,

We need to have level ground on which to park the moving trucks. If the driveway is too steep, it will not be safe to traverse with a loaded moving van. I would recommend having the driver park the rig on the street and bring your stuff to it. While not convenient, it would be the safest way to go.... and the only way to go with any company providing the same type of service that we do.

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from John K in WA - Friday, March 7, 2008
With other DIY moves I've researched, the container or trailer is left at the originating address for some period of time. From what I've read it sounds like you guys show up and the truck/trailer is loaded at that time. Is there an option to have the trailer there for the loading to take place over the span of a weekend, for example?

Movex Response

John,

Movex really prefers to load on your pickup day. We have found that leaving all of your worldly possessions in a moving van in front of your house over the weekend is a great way to have things stolen. That being said, if you take the whole truck and would like extra time to load it, we have options avaiable. Please call 800-876-6839 and one of our relocation specialists would be happy to assit you with the details.

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from Liz C in CA - Tuesday, February 26, 2008
We live in Truckee CA, up in the mountains. Our driveway is not that wide but pretty long. It is however on a very steep slope to get up the driveway. Is there dimensions on what your dirveway has to be?? Also, how much time do you have to load the truck whe it gets there?

Movex Response

Liz,

We are very familiar with your area. The moving trucks that we provide are 53ft long. The slope on the driveway is the deal breaker here. The best we could do would be to park at the bottom of the mountain and have you shuttle your items to us with a smaller truck. I know this is inconvenient, but safety comes first and steep grades on narrow driveways makes for a very unsafe situation in a moving van.

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