When you arrive at your new Permanent Duty Station:
Contact the responsible Personal Property Office listed on your DD Form 1299 (Application for Shipment and/or Storage of Personal Property) or the Government Bill of Lading (GBL) as soon as you arrive in the area. They will need to know how to contact you when your shipment arrives to arrange for delivery or that you intend to leave your shipment in storage for a period of time.
The day of delivery:
The carrier/agent will check all items delivered against the inventory that was prepared at the
The carrier/agent will place your household goods in the room you designate.
The carrier/agent will unpack and uncrate items, unless you do not desire this service-
NOTE: If you decide to do the unpacking and uncrating yourself, the carrier/agent is no longer responsible to come back and pick up the debris. Some ways to dispose of your cardboard cartons are to give them away, advertise them for free or for sale in a local newspaper. Check with your local recycling facilities as some of these places take paper products at no cost to you. On some installations the boxes and debris are picked up by the public works activity.
The carrier/agent will reassemble all items of furniture that were disassembled at origin.
The carrier/agent will record all loss or damage discovered during delivery, unpacking, and
uncrating. Damages will be recorded on a DD Form 1840/1840(R). Make sure a representative from the moving company signs off on these forms and dates them properly.
The carrier/agent will set up appliances that were serviced at origin.
The carrier/agent will remove all debris from the unpacking and uncrating operation.
The carrier/agent will leave the shipper three copies of the DD Form 1840/1840(R). The
reverse side (1840R) is for members to put any damaged items on that are discovered while member is unpacking.
THE PERSONAL PROPERTY STAFF WILL ASSIST YOU IN EVERY WAY POSSIBLE DURING YOUR MOVE. MOVING INFORMATION
Per Joint Federal Travel Regulation (JFTR), Volume 1, Appendix J, and the Personal Property Traffic Management Regulation (DoD 4500.34R), Appendix P, the following UNAUTHORIZED items CANNOT be shipped or stored at government expense as part of your household goods.
Automobiles, trucks, vans, airplanes, campers, trailers (with exception) or gliders.
Engines or major replacement parts.
Flammables, combustibles, explosives or batteries.
Utility and storage sheds of any type unless disassembled by owner.
Building materials (i.e., lumber, concrete blocks, bricks, cement, cordwood, etc.).
Lighter fluid and/or flints.
Live animals not required in performance of official duties.
Plants, fresh fruits or flowers.