1. People Often Want to Know if They're Sharing a Truck
  2. What Separates My Stuff From Other People's Stuff?
  3. What if I Rent a Truck, Can I Share It?
  4. I Don't Want to Share My Moving Truck With Someone!
  5. What is Back Loading?
  6. Clearly Mark Your Moving Boxes

1. People Often Want to Know if They're Sharing a Truck

A commonly asked question is will I share a moving truck. The answer is yes if you're going to be moving across the country or to a different state you're more than likely can be placed into a 53-foot trailer, which holds 4200 ft.³ of space in side. It's powered by a tractor which has bunk beds inside of the vehicle with a drive is sleep while on the road. Transporting household goods on a trailer of this size saves on the consumption of fuel and maximizes the number of goods being transported to the new destination. Different people's houses range depending on how many bedrooms that moving on how many toys and items that they’re relocating. There maybe a couple of different families or individuals on each trailer. This tractor-trailer will properly make multiple different stops depending on their customer’s locations and your destination. So we could take an extended amount of time for the mover to reach you depending on where you’re going.

2. What Separates My Stuff From Other People's Stuff?

Moving companies will inventory a customer's household goods by placing usually a small sticker with a lot number on it and in an item number. This is also written down on an inventory sheet, which should be given to you as a receipt when the movers pick you up. Companies will tightly stack your household goods into the vehicle and then strap it off with E straps so that there is no movement while the truck traveling down the road. What is a 53-foot truck can't fit in my street of my new location? If you're moving to a rural area, a street that has low hanging trees or area where it is impossible to turn around you will properly need to transport your house hold goods into a smaller truck which is called a shuttle. A shuttle is normally a 16 or 24-foot truck that the big rig driver will have to rent or contract to be able to complete your delivery. If you think that you have any of the delivery issues that I stated above make sure that you communicate this to your moving company in the beginning. The movers will be much happier and well prepared if they know what's to come. Also if you're going to need a shuttle more than likely the moving company will charge you for this additional service because of the added labor time rental costs or contracted services. Many hill communities on able to manage a large 53 foot trailer either.

3. What If I Rent a Truck, Can I Share It?

This is hit or miss some successful story’s about people sharing rental trucks enough that some real horror stories as well. If you're doing the relocation with a friend and you know the person that's running the trailer or truck and you moving to the same city or area it could work. Be upfront and calculate your costs so that the agreement is exactly what it is from the beginning. Remember if one of you is driving, you’ll need to stay in a hotel. You will need to purchase the fuel, and load and unload the vehicle for the both of your properties. If you find a stranger, well good luck to you. I personally wouldn't advise this because if somebody gets injured you could be legally liable.
What if the person has an accident and destroys all of your stuff? Which person is responsible?
Of course, the worst won of all what if they 
just drive off with your stuff. Finding a person is driven off with your stuff in a rental truck who you don't know is like finding a needle in a haystack.

4. I Don't Want to Share My Moving Truck With Someone!

If you don't want to share the moving truck with anyone then you need to ask for an exclusive service. This is also known as a first-class moving service. The service is a little bit pricier but your goods get their own vehicle. They remain on this vehicle for the duration of the shipment. Look at this as a first-class airline passenger. This will speed up your delivery time and give you a more accurate delivery schedule. The best part is- your goods are kept private, which reduces the chance that something will be lost or damaged.
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5. What is Back Loading?

Back loading is a phrase that used in the moving industry. It is a cost-effective option to consumers when a moving companies vehicle is returning back to their home location. It's cost-effective because the moving company wants to fill the vehicle or cover the costs returning home. The movers don't want return empty so they can give discounted rates for the space you need to move. The cost can vary but it will definitely be a discounted rate from the normal tariff rates. Back loading is a shared moving truck and space with be utilized by other customers. The time is a factor as well, you will have to be ready when the truck when it arrives so ready you will need to be on the back haul trucks schedule. A lot of people don’t like this factor but it is what it is when booking with a back load and share the moving truck. Please remember that back loading is a common service for a moving company. It only occurs when a vehicle goes to a specific area and the need to fill the vehicle to come back. These want the normal tariff prices so take advantage of them if the time schedule works for you when the vehicle arrives. Don't be frustrated if your schedule does not align with the vehicles. It only works in both parties schedules work for the pickup and delivery good luck.  

6. Clearly Mark Your Boxes

If it financially works for you I suggest that you colored stickers and stick them all of your belongings. Even the least intuit person can recognize colors so stick them on your belongings. If you have a printer you could also type your name and your phone number on these colored labels. Avery makes these and Ill make a like to easily order them.

Rodger Pele Smith

5 years ago

Hello, How much would it cost if I only filled up half the truck but wanted the entire truck to only transfer my things for added protect, I don't want my things mingling with other things while in transport.

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Adam Peterson

5 years ago

Hi Roger. This would be considered an exclusive use of the truck. There would be an additional charge if you wanted to be the only person using the truck. The reason being that the empty space is not being used by another customer. If you do not want them to use this space it takes away from the profitability of the mover. There will be a charge for an exclusive use of the moving vehicle.


Mary Gronke

2 years, 9 months ago

I will share a truck as I have only a few storage tubes to move, 2 end tables and a coffee table, from Twin Lakes, Wisconsin to Sun City, Arizona. Can you please give me a ballpark quote?

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