Ford Van Lines, Inc. has been providing award-winning moving services for civilians and military members for almost 100 years. We know that a house becomes a home the day you move in, and we're committed to making that special moment easy for you and your family. Our drivers and crew offer decades of experience in packing, loading, and delivering household goods. We have an outstanding safety record; a low claims ratio, thousands of accident-free miles, and industry-leading technology to meet the demands of modern safety standards. 1 As a transportation service provider (TSP) for the Department of Defense, we are required to maintain a high standard of service, and are under continuous evaluation, so our military and civilian customers alike can depend on top-quality performance. 2
We specialize in full-service moving, including full packing and unpacking services, storage, and nationwide transportation. Whether you want us to handle everything, or want a moving plan designed to fit your specific needs, our dedicated move coordinator is ready to assist. To get started, . And don't miss our resources below!
We know your move involves more than just the day we arrive to pack and load your belongings. You may have been planning for months or only a few weeks, but either way, you've had a lot to think about. We want you to feel relaxed on the day of your move, and confident that you haven't forgotten any important details.
As early as a month before your move you should begin thinking about what items you'll be moving, what you'll leave behind (including items on the no-haul lists below), and what items you might prefer to pack and move yourself, such as jewelry and financial documents. Your moving survey will be most accurate if you've already made these decisions.
Before your packing crew arrives, set aside any belongings you want to move yourself, as well as anything you need while you travel. This may include suitcases, any clothing you and your family will be wearing during travel time, toiletry and hygiene items, medication, entertainment items, valuables, and personal documents, and maps and first aid and roadside emergency kits if you are driving.
By law, our drivers cannot transport any flammable, combustible, or explosive items. Common household examples include:
Ford Van Lines, Inc. cannot move any perishable items with temperature or maintenance requirements. This includes but is not limited to:
Certain items require special handling to ensure their safe transport, and that can incur additional costs. The following list will help you start planning:
Moving into your home can be much more relaxing if you follow these simple tips:
1 Visit the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration to learn more about trucking industry safety standards.
2 Military members should visit Move.mil for valuable online resources.