This 2016 GMC Sierra 1500 may seem like overkill for a moving truck, but it’s what we had on hand when our video producer needed to relocate closer to Detroit.

As it turns out, the Sierra’s ability to easily haul a trailer, and its generous cargo capacity both inside and out made it ideal for both long and short trips. Our tester came with the five-foot, eight-inch bed and the crew cab, meaning we could stuff the interior full of camera gear and other precious electronics while utilizing the back to hold more durable items.

An open truck bed wasn’t exactly practical for the long stretches of highway we needed to cover when hauling goods from Ann Arbor to Detroit (hence the U-Haul), but it was perfect for helping his roommate move across town. The Sierra’s 5.3-liter V8, with its 383 pound-feet of torque, was more than enough to pull a medium-sized trailer, and allowed the whole process to be cut down into even fewer trips. Who says trucks aren’t efficient?

The entire process took two solid days. Here, find the best bits condensed down into a two-minute time-lapse for your viewing pleasure.


Gallery: GMC Sierra Moving Timelapse

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