Can You Tow With a Moving Truck?

March 16, 2021, 6:59

One challenge of moving is determining how you’ll bring your vehicles to your new home. You may wonder if it’s possible to tow your vehicle behind the moving truck, considering the weight it’s already carrying. With the right safety precautions in place, hitching your car to the back of the moving truck makes your move so much easier. Before you begin, read what our team at Marcus Allard Truck Rental suggests when towing a vehicle with a box truck. 

Why Tow With a Moving Truck?

Using your box truck to tow your family’s vehicle makes your life a lot easier. When you have a lot of stuff to haul to your new home, you may wonder how you’ll make it there in one trip. You’ll be busy driving the moving truck, so you need help getting your own vehicle to your destination. Hitching your car is one of the best options since it saves you time and gas money. It’s much more convenient than having to drive back and forth, or than trying to find someone who can drive the vehicle for you. 

How It Works

In order to connect your car to the moving truck, you’ll need to use a trailer hitch. A trailer hitch is a tool that connects your vehicle to the one towing it. When deciding how you’ll tow your vehicle, keep in mind that you don’t necessarily have to use the moving truck itself. We have a range of rental vehicles designed to tow. Our pickup trucks are sturdy and are a great option if you’d rather not add extra weight and length to the moving truck. You can rent one of our pickup trucks alongside a box truck, giving you peace of mind. 

What to Expect

Driving a moving truck can be tricky, particularly if it’s your first time. Learning how to balance the weight and compensate for it isn’t something to take lightly. When possible, considering renting an extra pickup truck to tow your vehicle. It makes driving your moving truck easier and less stressful. 

No matter how you’re towing your vehicle, take precautions to travel safely. Aim to move when the weather’s nice out, so you don’t have to worry about snow, ice and slush. Slick conditions make turning, stopping and accelerating a challenge, which only adds to the stress of driving an unfamiliar vehicle. Be sure to stop slowly and be aware of your surroundings. You can’t travel down narrow roads with a moving truck, especially if you have a car attached to the back. Overall, follow the road rules and general safety measures you usually take, but with added caution. 

Talk to Our Experts to Learn More About Towing a Vehicle

If you have any questions about towing your car with one of our rental vehicles, call our team at Marcus Allard Truck Rental. We are happy to provide you with additional information about our box trucks and the benefits they provide. Moving can be stressful, but we aim to make it easier with outstanding vehicle rentals in Highland. Don’t wait to book your rental: get started today!