Answered by Kelly MartiniFebruary 9, 2018
Hello, and thank you for contacting us with your question regarding truck size. "What size truck do I need?" is a question we often get here at Movers.com, and I'd be happy to help. Use these guidelines as a reference:
- 12' = studio apartment
*Generally, 10' or 12' box trucks should only be used for local moves.*
- 14' = 1 bedroom apartment
- 16' or 17' = 1-2 bedrooms (big apartment/small home)
- 20' = townhouse or generic single family
- 22'+ = larger homes
If you are unsure if your items will fit, always opt for a larger size vehicle. If you aren't trained as a mover, defer to a larger size as well. Moving companies are trained to maximize the space used, but your friends and family are not. Consider using a moving labor company to pack your truck!
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Thank you again for your question, I hope this information is helpful. Good luck with your move!