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Saturday: 8 AM –6 PM

Sunday: 9 AM – 5 PM

 

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Los Angeles Movers 

Moving Trucks

There are two types of moving trucks:

  • Straight Trucks
  • Tractor-Trailers


Straight trucks are used in local and long distance transportation of household goods with a limited range of distance.

Straight trucks handle smaller loads and are easily maneuverable in the city.

These trucks have 4 subdivisions by their Gross Vehicle Weight (GVW):

- Under 15,000 lbs. GVW. 12' to 15' box trucks. Require a regular C-class license.

- Under 20,000 lbs. GVW. 16' to 20' box trucks. Require a regular C-class license.

- Under 26,000 lbs. GVW. 24' to 28' box trucks. Require a regular C-class license.

- Under 35,000 lbs. GVW. 26' to 30' box trucks. Require a special B-class license, must pass a written test at DMV.

 

Tractor-Trailers are used mainly for long distance transportation of household goods with a long range of distance.

Tractors pull different size trailers. Most common are 48', 51' and 53' trailers. Moving trailers are made by Kentucky Company and known as Kentucky trailers.

All trailers are built to pull up to 80,000 lbs of goods, the largest trailer fits close to 6,000 cubic feet of space. The tractors pulling them have sleeping quarters for a team of two drivers that can drive in tandem non-stop. They can get to from coast to coast in half the time it would take a straight truck, can pull 3 times the weight, while using about the same amount of fuel.

Long distance carriers use tractor-trailers for any load with a distance of over 500 miles. The loads are being combined by the mover's dispatch department with same destination. They are loaded appropriately inside the trailer and then are being delivered on the way to the farthest destination.

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Tractor-trailer

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12' - 14' Trucks

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20' -24' Trucks                                 26' - 30' Trucks

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