Managing Moving Day
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Everything comes together on moving day, when a flood of last-minute details can seem overwhelming and the trip to your new home looms in front of you. Being prepared ahead of time for the little things and having a plan for surviving your trip can get you through this crucial event.
The route taken by a huge truck may be different than the one you would normally take in your car because of size and weight restrictions or obstructions such as a low bridge or overhanging trees.
Plan ahead as much as you can. If possible, drive the route before moving day arrives, watching for obstacles and noting the time it takes to travel the route at a reasonable pace. If you can't drive the route, buy a good map or visit a web site like Mapblast or MapQuest and chart the route that the truck will take. Before you depart, contact each state's department of transportation to inquire about road construction along your planned route.
Organizations like AAA and Cross Country Automotive Services provide maps, suggested routes, alternate routes and rest-stop information. With membership, these organizations often offer premium services like roadside assistance and additional insurance coverage.