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Moving with a Moving Truck or Car | Moving Guides

Deciding between a moving truck or car is a tough one. There are several factors to consider, and like almost all moving decisions, it always comes down to money and safety. So before you decide which is the right choice for you, we hope you’ll consider some of the following points from our Little Rock movers.

Whether you’re moving with a moving truck or car, moving takes time, patience, and a little bit of sweat! Most Arkansas moving companies have trained their movers to work efficiently and carefully to ensure that every move is smooth as it can be. If you are moving yourself, then you might want to choose the default option of moving with your car. Although that might be the right option for you, let’s look at the pros and cons of both.

Pros and Cons of Moving with Your Car


Save money on rental fees (which can be quite high). A proper moving truck is expensive, and rental fees increase based on time used, miles traveled, and even the day of the week that it’s rented. Most moving trucks are more expensive on the weekends. When you move with your car, you are saving lots of money on moving truck rental fees.

Save time because there are no deadlines, no pick-up times, and the freedom to pack when you want. That level of freedom cannot be replicated with a moving truck rental.


Consider how many trips you’ll need to make when moving with a moving truck or car. You will almost always have to make a few trips to move your furniture in your car. However, in a moving truck you will likely only have to make one single trip.

Wear and tear on both the car and on your belongings. Packing your car tight will damage the items you are packing and/or the interior of your car as well. No matter how careful you are, damage is likely inevitable.

Pros and Cons for Moving with a Moving Truck


Moving trucks keep your items safe and are much safer to drive. Most people pack their cars too full of their belongings. This damages the belongings, but it also makes driving dangerous. Moving trucks allow you to stack your items safely, and there will be no items crowding your driving area. Moving trucks are much safer than cars for moving.

Save money on gas fees because multiple trips in a car will cost you lots of money in gas fees. Though you might think a truck’s gas fees will be high, it won’t be as high as your gas fees from a car.


It’s more difficult to drive a moving truck. You know your car, and you’re comfortable in your car. Most people have never driven a truck, but driving a moving truck requires no training, and can actually be dangerous.

If you are moving into an apartment complex, it can be difficult to find a parking spot for a moving truck.