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 to expect at Pick-Up & Delivery?
Before Pick-Up Check Licensing While researching companies, you should be able to acquire each company’s USDOT Number (United States Department of Transport) and their FMCSA licensing (Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration. If these are not readily available on a company’s website (check headers and footers of the main page) or they are unable to […]
Shipping to Hawai’i? Read on.
If you’re one of the many thousands to make the trip to and from Hawai’i each year, then you’re probably aware that the two main options for shipping a car to the island are by sea and by plane. Unless you’re wanting to transport a luxury or exotic vehicle, shipping by sea is the […]
What Documents Do I Need to Ship My Car
There are only two documents that you’ll absolutely always need when having your vehicle shipped. However, we’ll walk you through the main types you may have to deal with during your transportation journey, inform you what they’re used for and when you may need them. Auto Transport Document Types Copy of Insurance Certificate Although you […]
Buying Your Car Online
Buying an automobile over the internet is becoming more and more popular. Whether you’re looking for new or used, classic or exotic, from a dealership or on Craigslist, the possibilities are endless. However, when it comes to the logistics of actually getting your new car to you, many buyers balk at the idea of an […]
Auto Shipping Contracts Explained
Your Shipping Contract outlines the terms of your arrangement with the auto transport company you have hired (be it with a Shipping Broker or directly with a Carrier). Prior to signing, it’s critical you read through the entire document to make sure you understand and agree to the provisions expressed within it. To help you […]
Your Boat Transportation Guide
Every Spring and Fall thousands of boats are transported across state lines or from one end of the country to the other. If this season marks your first experience with boat transportation, you’ll need to know how to find a reliable hauler, how to prepare your boat properly and what to do if something happens […]
How To Detect Auto Transport Scams
It should first be said that most Auto Shipping companies are legitimate. National regulations make it very difficult for dubious companies to operate successful scams. However, with the abundance of Auto Shipping services available today, a variety of scams are still present. In order to spot shipping scams, you should always do your due diligence […]