For Safety Reasons and per D.O.T Regulations, our teams are prohibited from moving the following items. Transit insurance will not cover these items for loss or damage to them or caused by them.

Hazardous & Perishable Items

  • Aerosol Cans
  • Canned Soft Drinks
  • Flammables
  • Propane Tanks
  • Matches
  • Cleaning Solvents
  • Bleach
  • Ammonia
  • Chemistry Sets
  • Frozen or Refrigerated Food, Open or Half Used Foods
  • Produce
  • Hover Board and Hover Board Batteries

  • Explosives (including fireworks)
  • Paint / Thinners
  • Corrosives
  • Motor Oil, Gasoline, Kerosene, Lamp Oil
  • Sterno
  • Nail Polish & Nail Polish Remover
  • Live Plants
  • Fire Arms

  • Gas Tanks
  • Ammunition
  • Fire Extinguishers
  • Pesticides
  • Fertilizer
  • Charcoal & Charcoal Lighter
  • Poisons
  • Darkroom or Pool Chemicals
  • Loose Car Batteries
  • Household Batteries

Items of Personal Importance

  • Currency
  • Coins
  • Furs
  • Securities
  • IRA’s
  • Bank Documents
  • Checks
  • Stocks
  • Insurance Policies

  • Jewelry / Precious Stones
  • Credit Cards
  • Personal Papers
  • Bonds
  • Airline Tickets
  • Computer Disk Storage
  • School Records

  • Deeds
  • Eyeglasses
  • Contact Lenses
  • Car & House Keys
  • Desk, Clock, or Cabinet Keys
  • Address Book

  • Memorabilia
  • Personal Photos, Albums, Videos & CD’s
  • Prescription Medication
  • Medical & Dental Records
  • Collections

Tax and Closing Documents

Please make sure your tax and home closing documents are separated and not packed. This is especially important if your shipment is going into storage.

Hover Board and Hover Board Batteries

Due to above-normal likelihood and risk of combustion the battery needs to be removed by you, the transferee, in order for us to move the Hover Board only.

You will have the responsibility of arranging an alternate form of transportation for the battery and / or Hover Board.

Winter Weather Conditions

Walkways, driveways, etc. must be free of snow and ice prior to the arrival of the moving team both at origin and destination.


Basic Guidelines and Responsibilities:
Firearms are extremely sensitive items to handle and must be provided the highest level of security at all times.

Compliance with the law is your responsibility. Local and state laws vary regarding possession of firearms. To be safe, do not carry firearms on your person, except as authorized by local laws and regulations. When carrying a weapon, be sure to check the laws of all states or countries through which you intend to travel.

You must remove all ammunition from the firearm.

Firearms cannot be transported inside a gun safe.

Within the Continental United States
Firearms can be included with your household goods shipment. When shipping firearms within the Continental United States, you must comply with local and/or state laws as well as Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Explosives (ATF) regulations.

Ammunition of any kind cannot be included in your household goods shipment.

Before the Move
Advise Budd counselor if you have any firearms to ship with your household goods.
Provide the make, model, and serial number for each firearm to be shipped, to the Budd counselor.
Keep gun registration document with you and do not include then in your household goods shipment. Take then personally to destination.



  • Empty all food items, clean and dry thoroughly.
  • Please see manufacturer’s recommendations for cleaning tips.
  • Unplug and leave doors open for 24 hours prior to loading.
  • Remove glass shelves in order for the driver to pack.

Budd Van Lines cannot take responsibility for mold or mildew inside appliances.

Front Loading Washers

Front loading washers need special preparation for transport. A technician will need to come to your home to stabilize the drum of the washer. Your washer came with a stabilization kit. If you still have the kit – please let us know. Otherwise, the service tech will provide one. Consumer complaints indicate that front loading washers cannot be completely purged of water and have been known to have mold, mildew and odor problems. Budd Van Lines cannot be liable for any mold, mildew, or odor that develops in the unit during transit or storage in transit and/or permanent storage. Please refer to your machine’s manufacturer for specific transport and cleaning instructions.


  • Disconnect all wires and mark them accordingly.
  • If available, provide the original packing containers to the driver.
  • Remove all CD’s, tapes, and diskettes from CD players, tape decks, VCR’s, DVD players and computer drives. All ink cartridges from printers.
  • Plasma TV’s require special handling. Please make your coordinator aware if you have one.

Winter Weather Conditions (Appliances & Electronics)

Appliances that contain fluids (water, oil) or heating elements should be allowed to return to room temperature (60࠽) before they are used. This would include washers, dryers, waterbeds, icemakers, grandfather clocks, water softeners and computer/electronic equipment.

Other Important Items

Antiques/ High Value Items

If you happen to have high value items and artwork, we recommend a professional appraisal be performed before the items are moved. High value items are defined as anything with a value in excess of $100.00 per pound, per item. High value items must be inventoried separately from the rest of your shipment. Please speak to your Coordinator to have a form sent to you.

Budd Van Lines cannot take responsibility for mold or mildew inside appliances.

Dried/Silk Flower Arrangements and Crafts

Dried and silk flower arrangements and certain craft projects do not hold up well during a move because of their fragility. We will move such items, but no matter the amount of care taken in packing these items, pieces may be damaged, Budd Van Lines cannot take responsibility for damage to these pieces.

Press Board Furniture

Press Board furniture is not designed to be moved, disassembled, or reassembled safely. We recommend you either not move this furniture, or personally dismantle and reassemble the piece. Budd Van Lines cannot take responsibility for damage to these pieces.


If possible, place a pet in a neighbor’s home during the move. The doors to your home will be open often during the move process, and it’s easy for a pet to slip out unnoticed. If the neighbor’s house is not an option, please contain your pet in a confined area such as a bedroom or bathroom.