Tips for Shipping Your Car in Winter
As a seasonal industry, Car Shipping experiences its busiest times during the warmer months with a decidedly slower pace in the coldest ones. These changes in supply and demand inevitably result in shifts within the auto transport landscape. Because these shifts affect Carrier availability and industry pricing structures, it’s essential the customer is aware of […]
The Importance of Terms of Service
The Terms of Service effectively forms a contract between the service provider and the user in a way that prepares the user for how the service works, what is included in the offer and what their own responsibilities may be when utilizing the service. In the Auto Shipping world, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration […]
Shipping Extra Luggage with your Vehicle?
Many Shippers assume they can pack household goods within their vehicles prior to shipping. Although most Carriers will allow you to ship additional luggage in your vehicle, it is not really recommended. While it’s widely accepted for Carriers to offer a luggage allowance of up to 100 lbs for free, anything more than this would […]
Expectations Vs. Reality
“Auto Transport Services”. Sounds pretty self-explanatory, right? Because of this, most people think they know exactly what to expect when booking their shipment. Unfortunately, shipping a car is not as straightforward as one might expect. And, unlike booking a train, reserving a flight or mailing a package, the Auto Transport process is considerably more elaborate. In […]
Cash on Delivery Payments
There are a few distinguishing features of the Auto Transport industry. Cash on Delivery payments to the Transport Carrier is one of these. Because COD includes more options than just cash payments, it can also be referred to as Collect on Delivery. This refers to payments that are made through money order, bank transfer, certified […]
Auto Shipping: Top or Bottom?
When hauling your vehicle, is there any benefit to requesting your car be placed on either the top or bottom tray? An Auto Transport Trailer is used to haul many automobiles at the same time. Newer models can haul up to 12 vehicles in multi-levels, called trays. Most rig designs allow for 8 vehicles to […]
Ports & Terminals
Although most Transport Companies emphasize door-to-door shipping, there are two additional pickup and delivery options available; terminal-to-terminal and port-to-port. Here we take a quick look into when and why these become feasible options for your transportation requirements. Terminal-to-Terminal Transport There are a few reasons why terminal-to-terminal auto transport is your best choice: Flexible pick-up and […]
Transporting an Unregistered Car
Perhaps you’ve just purchased a car you need to bring home but have not yet registered. Or, maybe you need to move an old family clunker with an expired registration. If you’re wondering what your options may be for getting this kind of vehicle moved from point A to point B, read on…. When all’s […]
What if my car arrives before I do?
Sometimes plans don’t go as expected and you end up being unable to meet your vehicle when it arrives. Luckily, Auto Transportation professionals are very familiar with the volatile nature of the industry and are quite understanding when surprises inevitably pop up. In this article, we will cover a few options that may be […]
How to Minimize Exposure Damage
Although there is a certain level of protection offered to each vehicle by trailer beams, platforms and other cars, Open-Carrier’s cannot offer complete protection against bad weather, road or wind-borne debris, bugs or other wildlife. What you can do to counter Open-Carrier safety risks…. Request the Upper-Level Open-Carriers have 2 levels on which […]