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 […]
Enclosed Trailers for Winter Transport
If you’re planning to get auto transport during the colder months of the year, it can be helpful to consider some things that will help keep your car in good shape throughout the long haul of cold weather vehicle shipping. Just as keeping your car in the garage helps to protect it from harsh weather […]
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 […]
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 […]
Need a Vehicle Shipped Urgently?
If you’re on the clock, pressed for time or need your vehicle shipped earlier than yesterday, the following tips can help you ensure that your vehicle transport order is accelerated. Tips and Tricks for Accelerated Shipping Choose by Reputation Experience and reputation are always factors to prioritize when selecting an Auto Shipping company, however […]
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 […]