It’s extremely important for you to contact your destination agent as soon as you arrive in your new hometown so that final delivery arrangements can be made. The driver will contact the destination agent 24 hours prior to his expected arrival time, to allow the destination agent to notify you. (If you cannot be reached, it may be necessary to unload your shipment into storage at an additional cost to you.)
When your shipment arrives, you can help expedite the unloading process by having a room-by-room floor plan in mind, and by letting the driver know where you want things placed as they’re unloaded and brought into your home. Note: At the destination, you might want to consider having the TV and VCR hooked up first to occupy the kids while the rest of the van is being unloaded.
The driver and crew will reassemble any items they disassembled at origin. Check items off the inventory list as they’re brought in, noting their condition. If an item appears to have been damaged during the move or is missing, make a note on the inventory, including on the driver’s copies, and notify your destination agent.