Items Not Allowed


Items Not Allowed

Forward Van lines has put together a list of items which, cannot be transported on our moving trucks.
Due to D.O.T (department of transportation) laws, rules and regulations. Some things that have been listed are on the list for the protection of your shipment.
Hazardous, perishable, incendiary or otherwise dangerous items are not allowed on our moving trucks at anytime.
Forward Van Lines recommends that you keep you items of high value (jewelry, watches, sentimental or otherwise important items)


Hazardous or Incendiary

  • Aerosol Canisters
  • Ammonia or Bleach
  • Ammunition
  • Gun Powder
  • Car Battery/s
  • Charcoal
  • Chemistry Arrays
  • Cleaning Solutions
  • Photography Chemicals
  • Fertilizer/Plant Food
  • Fire Extinguishers
  • Fireworks/Firecracker
  • Fuels, oils &Incendiaries
  • Kerosene/Turpentine
  • Lighter Fluid
  • Loaded guns
  • Fire Arms
  • Matches/Lighters
  • Nail polish
  • Paint solvents
  • Paints/ lacquers
  • Pesticides/Poisons
  • Pool or Spa chemicals
  • Propane tanks
  • Scuba-diving Tanks
  • Weed killer/Pesticide


Perishables(items that expire or otherwise go bad)

  • Any food (except canned food i.e. canned tuna)
  • Frozen Meats etc.….
  • Plants/Flowers
  • Produce/Vegetables
  • Refrigerated goods
(If moving within 100 Miles and delivery can occur within 24 Hours of pickup we may agree to make an exception at our sole discretion per your job detail) We advise all of our customer against this and to empty refrigerator and freezers a day before the move, leave the refrigerator door open, and place backing soda prior to packing and loading by the movers.


Important Items and items of high value.

We recommand keeping these items with you through the corse of your move or to entrust them then to a family member or friend you trust who can then send it via overnight shipping.

  • Address or Contact Book
  • Airline or Travel Fair
  • Cash/Checks
  • Financial Documentation (401k, bonds, stocks, ira’s, tax information, cd accounts, etc.…)
  • Cell Phone
  • Tablet
  • Computer backups
  • Photos/Home videos (dvd’s)
  • Insurance contracts
  • Jewelry
  • Medical Reports
  • Medications
  • School/College Records
  • Work Related Files
  • Diplomas/Certifications
  • Time Pieces (Expensive watch)

These are items which are deemed as high value, high importance or irreplaceable. We recommend keeping these items with you or transporting them by using other means so as to prevent misplacing or loosing them while being packed, store and in transit.


We hope that this information helps you with your moving process. Everything included on this page has been enclosed for your benefit. If you require an explanation or otherwise have any comment
about any of the information herein please call us at 1-855-7-FORWARD (1-855-736-7927) or use our Contact Us page. Forward Van Lines staff is standing
by to assist you with any aspect of your move.

Forward Van Lines. Moving The world Forward!


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