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The Hidden Costs of Auto Transport To Watch Out For

Auto transport has grown increasingly affordable in recent years, especially as competition has heated up online. Still, though, there are some hidden costs in many instances that customers should be aware of, despite what many auto transport services advertise. Despite the hidden costs that exist in many instances, respectable auto transport companies will be upfront about any of them beforehand, which is what A-1 Auto Transport always does. Still, it helps to be aware of any of these hidden costs and to double-check with an auto transport service before you commit to anything. You don’t want to end up surprised…

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The Role of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration

Often overlooked by consumers, many Federal and state regulatory agencies are the ones responsible for ensuring that companies provide honest and reliable service. For the auto transport industry, much of that task falls with the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, also known as the FMCSA (www.fmcsa.dot.gov). First established by the Department of Transportation on January 1st, 2000, the FMCSA was the direct result of the passing of the Motor Carrier Safety Improvement Act of 1999. The reason that it was created was that the Department of Transportation wanted to make sure that they were able to prevent deaths and accidents as…

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Tracking Your Vehicle Once It Has Been Picked Up

With the advent of the internet and digital technology, being able to track your vehicle once it has been picked up has never been easier, provided that the auto transport company utilizes modern tracking technology. For the most part, though, auto transport companies have embraced modern tracking technology, allowing many of them to provide services to customers that are more instantaneous and interactive than ever before. Here are some of the ways in which you might be able to track your vehicle: GPS Tracking The vast majority of auto transport carriers have GPS devices in their vehicles. While this is mainly…

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The Reasons Why Terminal to Terminal Shipping is No Longer Common

Though it still exists, terminal-to-terminal auto transport is not nearly as common as it used to be. It actually is not very common at all these days and can be hard to find. Now, assuming that you are familiar with this shipping method, which you will be if you’ve ever used auto transport before the internet took over, you can point to the following reasons for why it’s no longer common: Auto Transport Brokers Don’t Use Them Ironically, one of the main reasons why car transport brokers don’t try and broker arrangements to ship to terminals anymore is that they are not easy…

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The Importance of the Auto Transport Company’s Terms and Conditions

The vast majority of people completely ignore the Terms and Conditions portion from their auto transport company. After all, it’s the big things that most people tend to focus on, such as the price, the estimated delivery date, etc… But it’d be a mistake to not go over the terms and conditions, as you should know what’s included there, mainly so you don’t run into anything unexpected in the future. For the most part, every single auto transport company makes their Terms and Conditions known, namely on their website. If it’s not made publicly available, that should be a warning…

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Canceling an Auto Transport Order

Canceling an auto transport order can be done obviously, but there are still some things that you should be aware of should you decide to change your mind after placing the order. Each auto transport company will differ in terms of their cancellation policies, so you should always keep that in mind. With that being said, if you want to cancel your auto transport order, make sure to take the following into consideration: Check the Policy of the Auto Transport Company BEFOREHAND Most people don’t bother to read the cancellation policy that a company has. They are not all created…

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Ship Car To Kairouan

Shipping a vehicle to Kairouan can be done in a few ways. Kairouan is a holy city rich in culture and home to many historical structures such as the Great Mosque and the Mosque of Three Gates. Whether you are going to Kairouan for travel or business, having your own vehicle gives you the freedom to enjoy this city freely. Documents to Prepare for International Shipping Title and Registration Driver’s License Passport and Visa Insurance Policy Things That Affect the Cost of Shipping Shipping services transport vehicles either inside of a container or on an open deck. Transporting a vehicle…

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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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