We only ship passenger vehicles such as Cars, SUV’s, Crossovers, Minivans, Light Duty Trucks (eg. F150’s, Tacomas), Heavy Duty Trucks (eg. F350, 3500) and Cargo Vans
We may not be able to ship vehicles over 7 feet tall. Please let us know if your vehicle is lifted or over-sized.
You may be allowed to have up to 150 lbs of items inside of your vehicle. No personal items in the front passenger seat. Items in the back seat and in any open trunks (SUV’s and Station Wagons) items must not be packed above the bottom of the windows. Personal items shipped at your own risk and are not insured.
In some cases we may not be able to accommodate personal items due to restrictions with our trucking agents. Please check with us to confirm if items will be allowed for your shipment.
Your vehicle will be driven only minimally in certain cases. Please make sure you leave at least 1/3rd a tank of gas in your vehicle before shipping.
When you ship your vehicle, there will be car carrier insurance covering your vehicle. Restrictions do apply and not every type of damage is covered and the type of coverage can vary between the different modes of transport (Open Truck/Enclosed Truck/ Train). The age of your vehicle can also have an affect on your insurance coverage.
It is always recommended to have your own insurance on the vehicle you are shipping, but it is not required.
After your vehicle is driven onto the car transport trailer, it will be secured by one or two different methods depending on the trailer configuration. The most popular method is with tire straps. These straps go over the tires and secure the vehicle to the trailer. No part of the trailer or the strap touches any part of your vehicle other then the tire. On some older trailers, chains are used to secure the frame of your vehicle to the car transport trailer.
We recommend that you book about a week or two before you want to ship your vehicle. We have seen an increase in shipments over the past few years and by booking early it will allow us to reserve a spot on the truck/train for around the time you want to drop it. You can certainly book and drop off your vehicle at your earliest convenience upon receiving the terminal address and hours of operation from your shipping representative, but please keep in mind that it may not be shipped right away. Chances are the next few shipments are already booked up and it could wait at the terminal for more than a week.
Storage fees for the time your vehicle sits at one of our main terminals usually don’t apply, but make sure you check with us before you drop off. Some of the terminals we use in smaller cities are actually owned by towing companies and they may charge a small daily fee.
Terminal to Terminal is the least expensive method of car shipping. You will have to drop off and pickup your vehicle at a Terminal in the origin and destination cities. In smaller cities and towns where we don’t have a main terminal you will have to meet the truck at a location that can easily be accessible, such as a truck stop or a dealership.
For Door to Door, we can arrange pickup of your vehicle at your door by one of our smaller transport trucks, such as a flatbed tow truck. Your vehicle will then be transported directly to a Terminal or to a Towing Yard so that it can be loaded onto a Rail-car or a larger transport truck. We will need at least 3-5 days notice to arrange door pickups.
Your vehicle could also be picked up by a driving service and driven to the terminal.
Door to door is not available for all locations. Please check with a representative for more details.
If you require this service please let us know at time of quoting or booking your shipment so we can include this service in the price.