What Should You Not Pack On a Moving Truck?2:19 pm
Certain items are not allowed on moving trucks. The movement and temperature in the back of a moving truck make certain items potentially dangerous for the truck, its driver, and your property. They cannot carry anything explosive, corrosive, or flammable. Let’s look at the things you should not pack in the moving truck.
Items Prohibited on a Moving Truck
Some items are potentially explosive such as:
- Aerosol cans
- Propane tanks
- Yard equipment containing fuel
- Fire Extinguishers
- Lighter fluid and matches
- Diver tanks containing oxygen
While some items are flammable:
- Paint thinner
- Lamp oil
Some items are corrosive:
- Pool chemicals
- Car batteries
This is only a partial list of the items that you can’t transport on a moving truck. Here are a few more items to consider:
- Perishable food should either be disposed of locally or taken in your own vehicle.
- Pets cannot be transported on a truck. It’s not safe for the animal, even for short local moves.
- Live plants should be packed and transported in your own vehicle. They are susceptible to excessive heat and cold in the back of the truck.
What Do You Do With Prohibited Items?
If you are making a local move, you can transport the prohibited items in your own vehicle. Just set them aside during the packing process and transport them on moving day.
To put your yard equipment on the moving truck, drain the fuel out of them completely. Be prepared to show the empty gas tanks to the movers, so they can be reassured that the items are safe for transport.
Your outdoor grill can be transported as long as the propane tank isn’t attached to it.
If you are moving long-distance and cannot transport them yourself, durable items such as diver’s tanks can often be sold to a local buyer. Guns can be sent through the mail to a dealer that holds a federal firearms license. Many gun shops will act as a receiver in your new location.
In the weeks leading up to moving day, try to use up items on the prohibited list. If you cannot use the item up, see if a neighbor or friend would have any use for the item.
As a last resort, contact the local waste department about proper disposal procedures. When hiring movers, ask for a complete list of what they will not accept on the truck. Call All n 1 Stop Moving and Storage at (301) 945-7974 for more information. Get the safest and most affordable moving experience today!