Loading Your Shipment

load1Upon arrival at your new home, the Van Operator will review the move details with you and discuss any special circumstances that may apply to your new move. Any questions you may have regarding the loading of your shipment should be addressed to your Van Operator.

Every effort is taken to ensure your belongings and your home are protected during the loading process:

  • Floor runners will be put down to protect your floors and carpets
  • Furniture will be wrapped in pads your home prior to being loaded in the moving van
  • Upholstered furniture will be wrapped in plastic and then padded

load2On loading day, the Van Operator will list all the items to be included in your move on an Inventory. Any pre-existing wear of damage will be noted as a condition of the item. The Van Operator will ask you to review and sign the Inventory before starting to load.

The Van Operator is responsible for loading the van and supervising the crew. Depending on the size of your move, the loading time for your home will vary; it is common for a home to take most of the day to load.

Once your shipment is loaded the Van Operator will as you to sign a Bill of Lading. The Bill of Lading is the contract that allows Mayflower to transport your shipment.