Ayla & Julia with Moving Made Smooth, Inc.
Winter can be a tricky time for moving, but many of the obstacles have solutions that won't delay the process.
Your movers will need a cleared path free of ice and snow. This applies to all entrances to the home and any areas around the moving vehicle. Moving Made Smooth's employees are covered for liability, but that is no excuse to be unprepared. By not handling this basic winter maintenance you are risking our movers and the furnishings (Your furnishings) that they carry.
Be sure to put extra clothes, blankets, a first aid kit, and water in the cab of your moving truck in case you become stranded. Hand warmer pouches may also be a good idea.
The truck is loaded and now you're driving. Take it slow and allow more distance to stop than you would driving your normal vehicle. On interstates and highways, choose the right lane designated for slower traffic. If mountain passes are part of your drive, bridges, overpasses, and roads at high elevation are likely to freeze. You may want to consider putting tire chains on your moving truck to improve traction. If roadways become obstructed by winter storms it is always a better idea to find a hotel and wait for the roads to be cleared rather than risking your life.
Here is a link below to a few extra tips about driving a moving truck: