Following the link of work of He and Cao (2009, Math. Comput. Modell., 49(7-8), 1719-1720), we employ the theory of generalized thermoelasticity with dual-phase-lag (DPL) to study the transient phenomena in a thin slim strip due to a moving heat source. Both ends of the strip are assumed to be fixed and thermally insulated. Using Laplace transform as a tool, the problem has been transformed into the space-domain and solved analytically. Finally, solutions in the real-time domain are obtained by applying the inverse Laplace transform. Numerical calculation for stress, displacement, and temperature within the strip are carried out and presented graphically. The effect of moving heat source speed on temperature, stress, and displacement is studied. The temperature, displacement, and stress in the strip are found to be decreasing at large source speed. © 2019 American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME). All rights reserved.