How Do You Strap a Fridge in a Pickup Truck?

When you need to transport a refrigerator by pickup truck, it’s important to secure it properly. This is because a fridge can be heavy and difficult to maneuver.

Without proper strapping, the refrigerator may shift during transit, potentially causing damage to both the appliance and your truck. Fortunately, strapping down a fridge in a pickup truck is relatively easy with the right materials and knowledge.

Materials Needed:

  • Ratchet straps
  • Safety goggles
  • Heavy-duty gloves
  • Padding or blankets

Step 1: Preparing the Fridge for Transport:

Before you begin strapping down your fridge, you’ll want to make sure that it’s properly prepared for transport. Start by wiping down any dust or debris from the exterior of the appliance. Next, remove all shelves and drawers from inside of the refrigerator if possible. Doing so will reduce the weight of the appliance and make it easier to maneuver.

Step 2: Padding Your Pickup Truck Bed:

Once your fridge is ready for transport, you’ll need to prepare your pickup truck bed for its arrival. Begin by placing padding or blankets at each corner of the truck bed. This will help protect both your truck bed and your refrigerator from potential damage during transit.

Step 3: Securing Your Refrigerator into Place:

Now that both your fridge and truck are prepared, you can start securing them together.

Position your refrigerator in the center of your pickup truck bed and make sure it’s not leaning in any direction. Once in place, use ratchet straps to secure each corner of the appliance in place.

Step 4: Double-Checking Your Straps:

Once all four corners of your refrigerator are secured with ratchet straps, double-check that they are tight enough so there is no movement during transit. Be sure to wear safety goggles and heavy-duty gloves when tightening straps as they can be sharp and cause injury.


Straping a fridge in a pickup truck securely is relatively easy when done correctly. All you need are ratchet straps, safety goggles, gloves, padding/blankets as well as knowledge on how to do it safely. Make sure all four corners are secured tightly with straps for safe transport and double check that everything is secure before beginning your journey.

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James Gardner