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How Do Car Movers Get An MC Number?

How Do Car Movers Get An MC Number?

The same way a Sheriff is responsible for enforcing law and regulations in a County is the same way the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), monitors activities in the Car Movers Industry. The governing body is a subordinate of the U....

What Is Maritime Transport

What Is Maritime Transport

Maritime transport is the shipment of cargo and people (passengers) by sea, oceans, canals, and other waterways.  Throughout the recorded history, freight transport has been achieved majorly by sea. Although sea travel for people has over the years d...

What Is the First Available Vehicle Shipping Date?

What Is the First Available Vehicle Shipping Date?

When shipping your vehicle, one of the first things you would want to know is when the shipping company will pick it up. When you make your first call to schedule shipping, you will notice that it’s impossible to pinpoint an exact pickup date immedia...

Car Hauler Inspection Reports

Car Hauler Inspection Reports

A car hauler inspection report refers to a comprehensive document stating findings of an inspection of the car being transported. This comprehensive report is included in the bill of lading/ BOL. A BOL, on the other hand, is a document offered to a c...

Advantages Of Shipping Your Vehicle To A Major City

Advantages Of Shipping Your Vehicle To A Major City

Your location is a major factor in determining shipment costs and the time of delivery. Depending on the location your delivery could take less than a week or up to three weeks. Again, your costs could range from $100 to thousands of dollars per trip...

Bollinger B1

Bollinger B1

If you are one of the lucky persons that has secured their purchase for the brand new Bollinger B1 then you will want to make sure that you are choosing a highly trusted and reputable company to transport your brand new prized possession. The Bolling...

How Long Will I Not Have My Vehicle For?

How Long Will I Not Have My Vehicle For?

When you book to ship your car, you will be given a pick-up window. This is the period when you advise your shipping company to collect your car. After the pick-up, your car may take between four days to four weeks before it is delivered. Understandi...

How To Track My Vehicle While In Transit

How To Track My Vehicle While In Transit

Delivery period is a time of anxiety for many customers. Partly because it is impossible to tell the exact time they will have their vehicle delivered. Knowing the progress of your shipment helps you arrange your schedule and gives you the peace of m...

What Is Top Load?

What Is Top Load?

Welcome to the auto transport industry’s jargon! If you are new, the term ‘top load’ might be confusing. But with a reliable transporter, you shouldn’t worry yourself with all these terms. It doesn’t hurt to understand them, though. So, let’s get to...

Can I Ship My Car From A Storage Facility?

Can I Ship My Car From A Storage Facility?

You’ve received a work transfer notice to another state, or you’ve decided to move, and driving your car to the new state isn’t practical. Maybe you’ve purchased a car online (millions of people do) and the idea of driving to retrieve it makes your s...

Can I Ship My Vehicle With A Roof Rack?

Can I Ship My Vehicle With A Roof Rack?

Shipping your vehicle with a roof rack is possible, but there are two things here. If the roof rack is removable, it can easily be fitted in the back seat of your car which won’t cost you extra cash. But, if it’s detachable, there will be additional...

Can I Ship A Car With Low Ground Clearance?

Can I Ship A Car With Low Ground Clearance?

The quick answer to whether it's possible to ship a car with a low clearance is Yes. However, any car with a clearance below 4 inches may require shipping using an enclosed trailer with an enclosed lift-gate. When a vehicle has low ground clearance,...

How To Cancel Your Auto Transport Order

How To Cancel Your Auto Transport Order

You have been planning to ship your vehicle to a certain location. You have done your research, sorted out all the arrangements and even gone as far as filing for the auto transport service. However, due to life’s unexpected ups and downs, you find y...

How Do I Ship A Boat?

How Do I Ship A Boat?

To most people, boats are a luxury that cannot be afforded. That is the exact reason why boat owners are faced with a predicament of how to ship a boat safely to either a port, a buyer’s location or simply to their new home in another state. A single...

Preparing A Boat For Transport

Preparing A Boat For Transport

Any road trip requires adequate planning and preparation. Otherwise, a lot of things can go wrong. How good you prepare your boat for transport determines whether the vessel arrives in pristine condition or not. It’s the little things that count. A s...

How To Ship A Boat Overseas?

How To Ship A Boat Overseas?

Shipping a boat overseas is slightly complicated compared to inland transportation. It requires more planning including acquiring transport vessels large enough to carry other boats across the oceans. First off, there are legalities to consider. For...

How To Measure Your Boat

How To Measure Your Boat

Transportation costs, winterization, storage, and other charges attached to your boat largely depend on its size. Although manufacturers provide boat measurements, it is important to do your own calculations. These measurements are also legally impor...

Top Boat Shipping Companies

Top Boat Shipping Companies

Shipping a boat can be a tedious process especially for new buyers. However, a reliable company should help you through the process. Basically, you want a company that: Communicates clearly: There are several processes required to ship a boat. A to...

Differences Of Shipping A Boat Vs. Shipping A Car

Differences Of Shipping A Boat Vs. Shipping A Car

If you have previously bought either a boat or a car, you may be wondering whether the processes are similar. In this article, we look at the differences between transporting a boat and a car. In general, shipping both cars and boats requires a docu...

What Is Lift On Lift Off Boat Shipping?

What Is Lift On Lift Off Boat Shipping?

Now that you bought a boat, it is time to get it to your destination. There are several boat shipping options for both local and international transportation. Depending on your location, you can settle on one of these three methods: Ship over land:...

Taking Pictures of Your Boat Before Shipping

Taking Pictures of Your Boat Before Shipping

Whether you’re relocating to a new state and you want to move your boat, or you’re buying the boat from a different state, ensuring that it arrives at its destination in pristine condition calls for preparation. Preparing your boat for travel will he...

All You Need To Know About Shipping A Power Boat

All You Need To Know About Shipping A Power Boat

So the vacation is finally around the corner, and you can’t wait to go cruising in your power boat. But the hurdle is that you need to ship it to the next state to enjoy the deep seas. Power boats have high power-to-weight ratios which increases thei...

All You Need To Know About Shipping A Sail Boat

All You Need To Know About Shipping A Sail Boat

If you’re the laid-back type of a person and you believe getting there slowly is what makes cruising fun, then a sail boat is the perfect boat for you. Sail boats are simple but incredible machines. Sail boats are mainly powered by the wind which mak...

Cheap Boat Shipping - What You Need To Know

Cheap Boat Shipping - What You Need To Know

When shipping a boat or anything else for that matter, you want to hire the most affordable transporter in the market. However, remember that cheap can sometimes end up being very costly; especially when you’re dealing with sensitive automotives like...

Flat Rack Boat Shipping

Flat Rack Boat Shipping

Boat shipping is one of the many services A-1 Auto Transport offers. Our transport company has over 25 years of experience in the field, shipping boats to various destinations both in the United States and internationally. Our trained and qualified p...

Container Boat Shipping

Container Boat Shipping

A boat is considered a prized possession. While there are well above 239.8 million cars in the U.S, there are only about 12.5 million boats in the U.S. That number does not even come close to an eighth of the number of cars in the country. Why? Boats...

Boat Cradle Shipping

Boat Cradle Shipping

Among the various boat shipping options available at A-1 Auto Transport, boat cradle shipping is one of the most commonly used. It is a cheaper alternative to enclosed containers and Flat racks. In a way, this method mirrors flat rack boat shipping,...

Safe Yacht Shipping

Safe Yacht Shipping

Yachts are special boats. They are the very epitome of luxury. Just like a Rolls Royce is the “queen of luxurious vehicles”, the Yacht is the queen of luxurious boats. They are large vessels of leisure. Some are even built as a “floating home”, equip...

Alexander City

Alexander City

🇺🇸 Alabama (AL)

Safe and Reliable Alexander City Car Shipping Services by A-1 Auto Transport When it comes to car shipping and auto transport services, A-1 Auto Transport is the dependable company that clients trust. We cater to a wide range of customers from variou...

Andalusia

Andalusia

🇺🇸 Andalusia - Covington, Alabama (AL) 36420

Safe and Reliable Andalusia Car Shipping Services By A-1 Auto Transport Andalusia is the largest city in and known as the county seat of Covington County. The area has a local population of more than 9000 people which is quite a growth from the fewer...

Arab City

Arab City

🇺🇸 Arab - Marshall, Alabama (AL) 35016

Safe and Reliable Arab City Car Shipping Services by A-1 Auto Transport Just an hour from Birmingham and about three hours from Atlanta, Arab City is a quickly growing community due to its reputation for being safe and secure. Currently, the city cou...

Atmore

Atmore

🇺🇸 Atmore - Escambia, Alabama (AL) 36502

Safe and Reliable Atmore Car Shipping Services by A-1 Auto Transport Home to nearly 11,000 people, Atmore is a great city for those who like to hit the casinos for a chance to win a few bucks, but it is also a beautiful area where nature is rampant i...

Attalla

Attalla

🇺🇸 Attalla - Etowah, Alabama (AL) 35954

Safe and Reliable Attalla Car Shipping Services by A-1 Auto Transport Home to nearly 6000 people, Attalla is in the heart of Etowah County, Alabama and is one of those cities that is rich in Native American culture and history. Situated right on an I...

Bay Minette

Bay Minette

🇺🇸 Bay Minette - Baldwin, Alabama (AL) 36507

Safe and Reliable Bay Minette Car Shipping Services By A-1 Auto Transport Bay Minette, AL is the seat of Baldwin County and lies at the center of Pensacola, Florida, Mobile, Alabama and Biloxi, Mississippi. There’s a small-town feel in this community...

Calera

Calera

🇺🇸 Calera - Shelby, Alabama (AL) 35040

Safe and Reliable Calera Car Shipping Services by A-1 Auto Transport Calera is in both Shelby and Chilton Counties in Alabama and is home to more than 11.5 thousand people. This is a rapidly growing city where the population more than tripled between...

Clanton

Clanton

🇺🇸 Clanton - Chilton, Alabama (AL) 35045

Safe and Reliable Clanton Car Shipping Services By A-1 Auto Transport Clanton, Alabama is the county seat of Chilton County and home to some of the biggest peach and pecan farms in the nation. The city hosts many events annually including a giant pea...

Clay

Clay

🇺🇸 Clay - Jefferson, Alabama (AL) 35048

Safe and Reliable Clay Car Shipping Services By A-1 Auto Transport The city of Clay should not be confused with Clay County, although both are located in Alabama. The former was only incorporated in June 2000 (prior to that, it was a census-designate...

Cullman

Cullman

🇺🇸 Cullman - Cullman, Alabama (AL) 35055

Safe and Reliable Cullman Car Shipping Services by A-1 Auto Transport Cullman is considered as one of the safest cities in South America. It is from a German lineage that keeps its quaint reputation of being a town for families. In 2013, it ranked nu...

Daphne

Daphne

🇺🇸 Daphne - Baldwin, Alabama (AL) 36526

Safe and Reliable Daphne Car Shipping Services by A-1 Auto Transport Are you tired of living in a crowded place, or are you thinking of transferring to a stress-free place? Most people living in the central business district have thought of moving to...

Demopolis

Demopolis

🇺🇸 Demopolis - Marengo, Alabama (AL) 36732

Safe and Reliable Demopolis Car Shipping Services by A-1 Transport Transporting any vehicle from one place to another can be a tall order, especially without the right assistance and tools to help get things done. Since we are talking about expensive...

Fairfield

Fairfield

🇺🇸 Fairfield - Jefferson, Alabama (AL) 35064

Safe and Reliable Fairfield Car Shipping Services by A-1 Auto Transport We all need someone to carry our burdens. But not all burdens are bad things; sometimes it is just our cars. Good thing that A-1 Auto Transport is here to help us. No other compa...

Fairhope

Fairhope

🇺🇸 Fairhope - Baldwin, Alabama (AL) 36532

Safe and Reliable Fairhope Car Shipping Services by A-1 Auto Transport Fairhope is one of the cities in the United States that stands on a plateau, which is near a few cliffs and a gulf. It is a sight to behold along the shores of Mobile Bay in South...

Foley

Foley

🇺🇸 Foley - Baldwin, Alabama (AL) 36535

Safe and Reliable Foley Car Shipping Services by A-1 Auto Transport Foley is one of the major cities of Alabama that’s located in Baldwin County. It is one of the principal cities of the metropolitan area of Daphne-Fairhope-Foley that make up the Bal...

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