NON ALLOWABLE$ IN THE MOVING & STORAGE INDUSTRY

Cargo Claims are an inevitable part of the moving & storage business. However, there are certain preventative measures you can take to reduce the possibility of these claims occurring due to contamination, fire, etc. Below we have listed the industry standard list of “NON-ALLOWABLES”. By not allowing these items in your shipment, you can prevent a possible cargo claim from occurring, not to mention preventing injuries.


PERISHABLES 

  • Food, plants, or living things that may die or spoil in transit
  • Frozen foods, refrigerated foods, produce, plants, opened or half used foods (foods without adequate preservation).
  • You should empty refrigerators and freezers at least 24 hours in advance of loading. Make sure to keep the doors open to allow time for the appliance to dry out and this will help to prevent any growth of mold and mildew.

HAZARDOUS

  • Aerosols
  • Car Batteries
  • Cleaning Solvents
  • Fireworks
  • Kerosene
  • Loaded Guns
  • Nail Polish/Remover
  • Pesticides
  • Propane Tanks
  • Ammonia
  • Charcoal
  • Fertilizer
  • Gasoline
  • Lamp Oil
  • Matches
  • Paint Thinner
  • Poisons
  • Sterno
  • Ammunition
  • Chemistry Sets
  • Fire Extinguishers
  • Household Batteries
  • Liquid Bleach
  • Motor oil
  • Paint – Oil base / Latex
  • Pool Chemicals

ITEMS OF PERSONAL/SENTIMENTAL IMPORTANCE

  • Address Books
  • Cell Phones
  • Insurance Policies
  • Jewelry
  • Medicine
  • Airline Tickets
  • Computer/Laptop
  • IRAs/CDs/Deeds/Titles/Stocks
  • Medical/Dental/School Records
  • Wedding Album/ Photos
  • Cash/Checkbooks
  • Financial/Tax Documents