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Comparing Bids Prior To Shipping

Having a vehicle shipped long distance is a task that most people only do very infrequently, if at all. Most are unfamiliar with the process and aren’t sure how to begin or who to contact to get the process started. If you know the first steps you need to take and can get the preliminary research done ahead of time, you have a great chance of reserving a spot with a reputable car shipping company at an affordable price. Just like a home improvement job, a car shipping job is priced by way of quotes, or bids, from different companies….

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How To Avoid Vehicle Shipping Scams

Auto shipping was once reserved for auto dealerships and the wealthy.  However, the number of people who can afford car shipping has rapidly increased over the years. Unfortunately, so has the number of fraudulent companies seeking easy money from naive consumers. Everybody enjoys getting good deals – especially on expensive services such as car shipping. However, a low price isn’t always a bargain. Sometimes a low price, especially one that seems too good to be true, is a sign of fraud.  However, there are several steps you can take as an informed consumer to avoid becoming a phoney car shipper’s…

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What Are USDOT Numbers?

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration – FMCSA The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, or the FMCSA, is a division established in January 2000 as an integral part within the United States Department of Transportation (U.S. DOT).  The FMCSA regulates the trucking industry in the United States, with the primary objective of improving the safety of commercial motor vehicles and truck drivers that operate them.  The goals of the FMCSA are attained through enacting and enforcing safety regulations.  Any company that operates commercial motor vehicles that carry passengers, or conducts the business of hauling cargo between states, must register with…

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A-1 Auto Transport Reviews & Testimonials

Our experience with A-1 Auto Transport could not have gone more smoothly. To make things even better, the car shipping quote you gave was cheaper than all other price quotes I received. Thanks for the great customer service and quick vehicle shipping! The communication via email was very helpful. We received immediate feedback when we had questions. We changed our pick-up location just 2 days before the shipment, and the change did not affect the degree of professionalism we received; but, rather, the change was implemented smoothly and acknowledged by email. We did not use the GPS tracking service only…

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What Is The FMCSA?

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) is a government agency established to improve the safety of commercial trucking in the United States. Its operations encompass a wide range of research and policy, from creating licensing tests for commercial drivers to analyzing data on accidents and responding with new guidelines. In partnership with state and local law enforcement and other organizations, the FMCSA works to make sure that the carriers and individual drivers on the nation’s highways are functioning at the highest possible safety levels. Registration With the FMCSA In order to confirm that every carrier operating on an interstate…

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Contributing Authors

Joe Webster

Joe WebsterJoe Webster began his journey in the auto transport field by attending the University of Southern California (USC), where he graduated with a Bachelor of Business Marketing. After college, he started his career in the…
 

Amanda Williams

Amanda WilliamsAmanda Williams is a mother, an author, and entrepreneur. Her pastimes include the San Diego Padres, anything and everything Disney related, reading for pleasure, running for fun, family trips to Sea World, the San Diego…
 

Neal Kearney

Neal KearneyGraduating from UCSC with a Bachelor's Degree in history, Neal has been an avid writer since childhood and loves writing about anything from automobiles or motorcycles to surfing. Neal has gotten quite a bit of…
 

Angela Caito

Angela CaitoAngela Caito wants to live in a world where love is prevalent, her children are happy, and her waist stays thin no matter how many Oreos she eats. She loves hiking, sailing, surfing, camping and…
 

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