How much does shipping your Household cost?
Free Instant Online Calculator based on quotes from Trusted House Moving Companies
Customer Images
people shipped using A-1 Auto Transport last week

Joe brought me peace of mind. I can’t thank you enough for being so reliable and trustworthy

Joe brought me peace of mind. I can’t thank you enough for being so reliable and trustworthy

+2 million
Delivered
services
+190
Countries
served
97%
of customers
recommend us

What Should Be Loaded First Into The Truck and Why

What's in this article?
  1. Things Should Be Loaded First Into The Truck And Why
  2. Start With The Heaviest Stuff
  3. Furniture Comes Next
  4. Long Items
  5. Heavy Boxes
  6. Other Items
Best Way To Loaded Truck

Things Should Be Loaded First Into The Truck and Why

Loading and packing your belongings into a moving truck can be a tricky affair especially when you do not understand the dynamics. Your primary concern is that your possessions arrive at the new locale intact. However, before you start placing boxes on trolleys, consider developing a loading plan. The purpose is so that you maximize the available space. You also minimize chances of things getting damaged while the truck is in motion. Moving companies can avail different sizes of vehicles depending on the items you intend to carry. Popular variants are the 16 and cubic foot sizes.

Start with the heaviest stuff

Load items like the washing machine and refrigerator which are heavy and bulky. You should defrost your fridge at least a day or two before a move. At the same time, these should remain upright and on opposite sides of the truck. Giving these items priority ensures that you maximize space and spread weight evenly at the back of the van for safe driving.

Furniture comes next

Furniture Comes Next

Bring in large furniture pieces like the entertainment unit, dining table, chairs and the living room sofa. Prepare the surface by laying a blanket on the truck’s floor. Follow it up with mattresses but fasten them to the sides. Load other furniture items like mirrors and dressing tables after the big pieces. Protect things made of wood from damage by covering them with padding.

A-1 Auto Transport can help you move your household goods nationwide. Call 888-509-3213 to get a free, no obligation to buy price quote on interstate moving services.

Long items

After securely loading heavy furniture, move items such as desks, dressers and other pieces with drawers. Arrange cupboards such that their drawers face the moving truck walls. That way, if they open, they hit against the padding and do not open too much.

Heavy boxes

Select all boxes of a similar size and start packing them. The heaviest should be at the bottom, medium weight in the middle followed by the light cartons. Stack them on top of each other that their heaviness is in three layers. Also put packages with a similar height together. To spread the load evenly, start packing them from the front of the container to the back.

Other items

Pack all the remaining belongings by squeezing them into any available space. Things like ironing boards, shoes, and hangers can comfortably fit between the boxes. Also load non-fragile items such as bags containing towels, blankets, curtains, and clothes into the remaining space. You will be surprised at the number of things you can put into those gaps.

Moving Boxes

Even when professional movers are helping you load household goods into their truck, there is a system to follow. Start with the heavy items then arrange pieces of furniture. You can also disassemble beds and tables to preserve space. Long articles should follow by fitting them in between the large furniture. Next are the moving boxes which must be properly labeled. Stack them in layers beginning with the heaviest at the bottom and the lightest at the top. Finish off by loading the rest of the items.

Share this content on social media
for a chance to get up to 15% off your next shipment.
Copy link

Joe Webster began his journey in the auto transport field by attending the University of Southern California (USC), where he graduated with a Bachelor of Business Marketing. 

After college, he started his career in the auto transport industry from the bottom up and has done virtually every job there is to do at A-1 Auto Transport, including but not limited to: Truck Driver, Dispatch, Sales, PR, Bookkeeping, Transport Planner, Transport Manager, International Transport Manager, Brokering, Customer Service, and Marketing. Working with his mentor Tony Taylor, Joe Webster has learned the ins and outs of this industry which is largely misunderstood. 

With over 30 years experience in the industry, we've been helping people ship their vehicles, motorcycles, RV's, heavy equipment, household goods and more across the country or overseas without a hitch. Ask us anything.

Email Me


Testimonial
Mylene Rutllant
It’s my number one pick in auto shipping to this day.
★★★★★

...my choice in terms of auto transport has to be A1 Auto Transport. It’s in the name, but also in the quality with which they do their jobs. I’ve never had a problem with this company.

Testimonial
Luis Rodriguez
You have my full support and recommendation!
★★★★★

A1 Auto Transport... From the get go, they were very different from my past options. Their website was very professional and up to date, full of useful information. I requested a quote using their online form, and I got an email response within an hour. Surprisingly fast!

Testimonial by Cristine Benoit
Cristine Benoit
I can safely say this is a legit company that will get the job done.
★★★★★

There are a lot of options for auto transport these days, which surprisingly makes it harder to find a good company. I received more than 10 offers to ship my car, but I couldn’t decide on any of them... Fortunately, I made the right choice with A1 Auto Transport.

Testimonial
David Osallo
We give A1 Auto Transport a big 10 out of 10!
★★★★★

We give A1 Auto Transport a big 10 out of 10! We chose them to move our car from California to Vermont, since we needed professionals.

Visit our social, and see for see what our clients saying about us

State to State House Moving

Ship Your Vehicle With A-1 Auto Today
Get an instant free Quote Now

Or Call Us Today and Speak to Directly to Our Sales Team:

Our Partners:

Better Business Bureau Accredited
FMCSA Member
INC. 500 Member
VeriSign Secured
AMSA Member

A-1 Auto Transport is a disclosed agent for the following shipping companies:

Trans Global Auto Logistics, Inc.
3401 E Randol Mill Rd
Arlington, TX 76011
NO. 018191NF
CFR Rinkens
15501 Texaco Avenue
Paramount, CA 90723
NO. 013055NF
ABC Worldwide LLC
2840 NW 2nd Ave #105
Boca Raton, FL 33431
NO. 025472F
CSI Logistics
435 Division Street
Elizabeth, NJ 07201
FMC 22206
Intl Cargo
45 Campus drive
Edison, NJ 08837
NO. 17858N
ShipYourCarNow LLC
1160 South Rogers Circle Suite 1
Boca Raton, FL 33487
NO. 025646
Merco Air & Ocean Cargo, Inc.
6 Fir Way
Cooper City, FL 33026
NO. 021869F
Copyright © 1988-2022, A-1 Auto Transport - All Rights Reserved.