20 Dec 2012 // from

Trucks are at the core of operations in the moving industry, and to almost anyone, a mention of moving will conjure up an image of a moving van. But this doesn’t capture the variety of vehicles that are used in different situations, and sometimes the truck that arrives on move day is different from what a customer expects.

To help our readers understand the types and uses of the different trucks in our fleet (and because we just think trucks are cool), we’re starting a blog post series on The Right Truck for Your Move. In this series, we’ll show you each type of truck in our fleet, what its unique features and functions are, and what kinds of jobs it is best suited for. In this first installment, we’d like to introduce you to the pack van.

JK Moving Services Pack Van

JK Moving Services Pack Van

Pack Van

A pack van is just what it sounds like: a small truck used for packing up your move (sometimes mistakenly called a packing truck). On many moves, this will be the first truck to arrive, preceding a larger truck to your home. With a 14’ cargo area and limited capacity, usually a pack van transports packing materials such as boxes, furniture pads, and specialty containers such as those for flat screen TVs.

In some special cases, such as a piano-only move or a very small studio apartment, the pack van can handle the whole job. This versatile truck has one more use: when access to the home is extremely limited (such as a narrow alley), we’ll use the pack van to shuttle goods from the home to a larger truck parked nearby.

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8 comments

  • Very interesting, especially the section regarding the Pack Van.

  • Comment by
    Brian
    31 Dec 2012

    Thanks, be sure to stop back for the rest of our series!

  • Trucks are the most important part of moving and picking a right truck for moving can make your moving very simple.

  • Comment by
    Brian
    31 Dec 2012

    The right truck and the right moving company will help make any move a success.

  • Pack van was best move for local move but in case of long distance case it was not suitable.Any small moving you can hire a pack van it was became in your budget.

  • Comment by
    Brian
    31 Dec 2012

    Correct. Please stay tuned for the rest of our series on the Right Truck for your Move.

  • Comment by
    karen
    9 Jan 2013

    very interesting!

  • Comment by
    Joe
    9 Jan 2013

    Thanks for reading, Karen. Around here we think our trucks are pretty darn cool, so we’re glad you were interested as well.


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