Navigating Boston During College Move-In
Moving into college is an exciting time for students eager for a fresh start.
The moving day itself, however, can be overwhelming, especially if you are navigating a big city like Boston. That’s why Penske Truck Rental is here to ease the stress of moving day in Beantown.
Prior to Moving Day
Joseph Groch, Manager – Consumer Development, PTL, at the Londonderry location near downtown Boston, said it best: “Ultimately, our goal is to get a truck for every customer we can to make the move as stress-free as possible.”
Renting the right truck means you can stress less because all your belongings will stay together en route to your destination.
- Reserve your Penske rental truck as early as possible to ensure that a truck will be available for the date of your move. According to the City of Boston, the city boasts more than 150,000 students attending a higher institute of learning.
- Visit our website to make your reservation, learn about discounts for college students, find tips on how to load a moving truck and more.
In a highly populated city like Boston, where there are several colleges with coinciding move-in dates, being prepared is the key to a smooth moving day.
The City of Boston has a designated webpage with tips to help you prepare for college move-in. Check out some of their tips below:
- Be aware that there may be temporary traffic/parking restrictions in certain neighborhoods.
- Reserve a space for your moving truck, so you don’t have to worry about finding a space to park on the day of your move.
On Moving Day
Take advantage of Penske’s insurance options for peace of mind on moving day.
“The best piece of advice I can give customers is to take the Limited Damage Waiver and Liability Insurance,” said Carmen Vignoni, District Rental Manager – PTL, for the Boston District. “Boston has a lot of narrow streets, and streets you can’t bring trucks on, such as Storrow Drive. Having the Limited Damage Waiver and Liability Insurance will fully protect you from damage and third-party claims.”
The City of Boston’s website also has some tips for moving day:
- The default speed limit in Boston is 25 mph. Whenever you don’t see a posted speed limit, it’s 25 mph.
- Be aware of a low clearance on Storrow Drive (10 feet), which will not accommodate moving trucks. Travelers should plan to take an alternate route.
- Should someone take the space you reserved for your moving truck, contact the Boston Police Department at 617-343-4911.
- If you encounter any other non-emergency issues, contact Boston’s designated assistance number: 311
By Maranda Miller