What is Door to Door versus Terminal to Terminal Boat Delivery?
There are several methods of shipping a boat both domestically and internationally. After a method of shipping is determined, you’ll be offered various optional services too. Some of these optional services include terminal to terminal and door to door delivery. Not everyone will have this option but in most cases, expect to choose between the two.
Terminal to terminal is common among most transport companies. Not all transporters offer door to door delivery like you’ll find offered by A1 Auto Transport. When your boat is going through terminal to terminal delivery, you’ll need to drop it off on the date scheduled.
A1 will specify what terminal to drop it off at. Once it arrives, it is secured to a hauler for delivery to another terminal where it must be retrieved after its arrival.
Door to door delivery costs a little more than terminal to terminal delivery. However, it uses much less of the customer’s time and even lightens their responsibility. A1 will send their driver to where the boat is stored to pick it up for its transport. The boat is then secured to the proper hauler for its travels. The boat will be delivered directly to the address stated by the shipping customer.
Written By:Joe Webster
Joe 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 auto transport industry from the bottom up and has done virtually every job there is to do at A-1 Auto Transport, including but not limited to: Truck Driver, Dispatch, Sales, PR, Bookkeeping, Transport Planner, Transport Manager, International Transport Manager, Brokering, Customer Service, and Marketing. Working with his mentor Tony Taylor, Joe Webster has learned the ins and outs of this industry which is largely misunderstood.
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