Can I Find out Where My Shipment Is during a Military Move?

Tracking shipments is easy when you’re moving in the military.

Nilson Van Truck Traveling Down The Road With Shipments Onboard

One of the big fears involved with moving in the military is the risk of losing your belongings. Starting over in a new town is hard enough without having a bare home to contend with. Fortunately, lost shipments are a rarity when you deal with an experienced moving company.

Here are just a few ways to keep track of your possessions when you’re on the road:

  • Get those digits. Once you leave your home, you’ll need a way to keep in touch with your moving team. Make sure you have the phone number for your moving van’s driver along with the company’s main line. If there are any delays—such as traffic, construction or auto problems—you can be in direct contact with the people who need to stay in-the-know.
  • Have a local contact. If possible, have someone at your new home able to act as your representative. Military families sometimes run into trouble when their shipments arrive before they do. If there’s no one to let your movers into your home or sign off on your delivery, the driver may take your belongings back to the company warehouse for short-term storage. This can cause significant delays.
  • Talk with your moving company. In the event of a missed shipment, you shouldn’t worry about your items being lost. Call your moving company’s direct line. Each shipment—and each load placed into storage—is carefully tracked. While you may not be able to get real-time GPS coordinates for your belongings, your moving company should have no trouble giving you a rough estimation of where your household items are or how long it may take to deliver them to your home.

Nilson Van helps families moving in the military who are located in SC, and select areas in NC and Georgia. Click this link or call 803-786-1090 (local) or 800-845-2682 (toll free) to schedule a move or ask more about Nilson Van’s tracking features for families moving in the military.

Whether your move is big or small, our skilled movers are dedicated to helping you every step of the way, no matter where life takes you.