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Items Not Allowed

Forward Van lines have 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 any time. 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


(items that expire or otherwise go bad)

  • 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 losing 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 1-855-736-7927 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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