If the trailer is in less than ideal condition (for example if it is very dirty or splintery or there is a hole in the roof), call the terminal to have a new one sent out.
If you decide not to ask for a replacement trailer, photograph anything that seems problematic and make a note of it on the Bill of Lading that the driver will ask you to sign.
And be sensible--if you schedule a move for the exact day that you have to be out of your old residence, you are tempting fate.* Make sure that you have all the equipment needed to load, including dollies, a ladder, moving pads, tarps or shrink-wrap to protect against water and dust, and tie-down straps if you use them.* Ask the driver to help with the ramp and bulkhead if necessary.
You have at least two days to load the trailer with your things depending on what day of the week the trailer is delivered.
They must also be parked so that they do not block you from moving large items out the door of your residence.
Discuss parking with your local police department and get the proper permits if necessary, or block off three car lengths with your vehicles and your friends’ vehicles so the U-Pack driver will have room to park.* When the truck arrives, inspect it before loading and have a camera available with plenty of film or storage.
* Have all your packing finished before the truck is loaded so that you can be out at the trailer supervising the entire loading process.
Then if there are items that you are especially concerned about, you can ask your helpers to take special care with them.We know that many more people used U-Packthan are represented here, but they didn’t report back to us. But sometimes people change their email addresses when they move and we lose track of them.