How to Secure U-Pack Moving Equipment

Keeping things safe during a move 

There are many things that may cause stress while moving, but keeping your belongings safe shouldn’t be one of them. If you’re planning a DIY move with U-Pack®, you can take some measures into your own hands, like packing and loading everything correctly and locking the equipment. Keep reading to learn what U-Pack does to protect your things and how to secure the moving equipment. 

U-Pack safety and security measures 

We take the safety and security of your items seriously. Here’s what we do for our customers: 

  • Include standard liability coverage with every shipment at no extra charge  
  • Lock trailers during transit 
  • Provide packing tips and loading advice to help you keep belongings safe inside the moving equipment 
  • Secure the storage areas at our service centers  

How to secure a moving trailer 

There are two places to lock a  U-Pack moving trailer: on the door while you’re still loading/unloading and on the  bulkhead  (privacy barrier) you’ll install after loading.  

U-Pack moving trailer with a secured bulkhead.


You’ll keep the keys to your bulkhead lock so you can access your things after delivery. If you used your lock on the outside trailer doors during loading, you must remove it before we pick up the equipment. The driver will secure the trailer with a company-owned lock for transport.   

What type of lock works best for the moving trailer?  

For moving trailer bulkheads, U-Pack recommends an outdoor-rated lock with a shank at least 2 inches long and 1/4 inches or less in diameter.  

How to lock a ReloCube 

ReloCube  doors have a latch for installing a padlock to keep the contents secure during transit and storage. The latch holds both doors closed, and you’ll need one lock for each Cube. 

ReloCube door secured with a padlock.


While loading, we recommend locking the doors whenever the Cube is unattended. If space permits, you may also consider parking a vehicle in front of the Cube overnight for added peace of mind. Just like with the bulkhead in the moving trailer, you’ll keep the keys for the locks you use on ReloCubes.  

What type of lock works best for the ReloCube?  

U-Pack recommends an outdoor-rated lock with a shank at least 2 inches long and 3/8 inches or less in diameter for ReloCubes.  

Have more questions about securing U-Pack equipment for your move? 

Let us know in the comments or call  844-362-5303844-594-3077 to speak with one of our moving consultants. We’re happy to help!  

Still planning your move? Get a free, no-obligation U-Pack quote today online or by phone. 

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