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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]