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Ever wondered about the best way to find a military friendly car shipping company to ship your POV? In this post we aim to unpack some of the mystery and show you how to do just that, what to look for and what questions you should ask.
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There are some circumstances under which the government will pay for a qualified POV to be shipped on your behalf. To find out if you qualify, you should first contact your sponsor or the appropriate transportation office.
For those who don’t qualify, you’ll need to arrange for a company to ship your vehicle, of which there are many options. That said, there are some companies that are better options than others. If an auto transport company does not specifically mention that they ship for the military on their website, that’s usually a sign that they don’t do it often. As you might imagine there are some fine points and details that need to be covered when shipping a POV for military members that don’t apply to civilian car shipping.
What Is A Military Friendly Car Shipping Company?
As mentioned in the paragraph above, one aspect of a company that caters to members of the armed services is that they ship POVs on a regular basis. If a shipper can’t answer your questions (see below), either with the information on their website or over the phone, that’s a bad sign.
A good auto transport company will understand the complexities and details that go into shipping a POV, including documents, preparations, how to minimize costs, and what laws and protocols need to be followed throughout the process.
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Do you offer discounts? Many companies offer discounts to military, which is often another sign that they regular ship vehicles on behalf of service members. There are also non-military discounts you may qualify for, so be sure to ask. To give you and idea, you can view our discounts page.
Which bases have you shipped to? This one is a great question that will often reveal if a company actually does what they claim to. If they are unfamiliar with which bases, regions, and locations are popular destinations, they probably aren’t shipping that many POVs. This is an especially good question if you’re shipping overseas.
What documents are needed? Military car shipping requires more than just the standard documentation required to transport a vehicle. While a shipper may not “speak the language,” they should be familiar with what’s involved, both from a military aspect and a legal one. As with the question above, this one is doubly important for overseas and OCONUS POV shipments.
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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.
With over 30 years experience in the industry, we've been helping people ship their vehicles, motorcycles, RV's, heavy equipment, household goods and more across the country or overseas without a hitch. Ask us anything.
Due to the nature of my work, I must relocate every couple of years to where my company needs me. Because of this, I’ve tested several moving and auto transport companies over the years.
And my choice in terms of auto transport has to be A1 Auto Transport. It’s in the name, but also in the quality with which they do their jobs. I’ve never had a problem with this company.
The only time my shipment was delayed was during winter when a snowstorm closed down all the major roads. And they still found an alternative and got my car delivered before roads got unstuck.
When I moved to West Virginia, they picked up my car the very day I called them. I like to think they take special care of me considering all the business I’ve sent them. I’ll continue to support A1 Auto Transport. It’s my number one pick in auto shipping to this day.
I considered selling my car when I moved to Washington. It was old and rusty, but I grew attached to it. So, I called a couple companies to transport it to my new home, but they both fell through.
The first one couldn’t decide on a schedule. He would constantly change the pickup date till I got frustrated and canceled. The second was insufferable, very rude on the phone, even worse in person.
They started picking a part my car asking me why I still have it. If that’s their opinion of my vehicle, how can I trust they’ll take care of it? If something happened midway, why wouldn’t they just blame it on the car instead of paying up?
So, I cancelled this company as well and turned to A1 Auto Transport. From the get go, they were very different from my past options. Their website was very professional and up to date, full of useful information. I requested a quote using their online form, and I got an email response within an hour. Surprisingly fast!
If I didn’t know any better, I would’ve thought they were lacking customers, but the email spoke for itself. In just one email, everything I needed to know was there, including a contact number I could use to get more information or confirm the transport.
I called and got things rolling. I was very pleased with the driver. He followed standard procedure and represented his company well. Can’t remember his name, but props to him!
The car arrived in Washington 6 days later in excellent condition. From what I understand, the transport was delayed a bit by a storm, but since the time window was 4-6 days from the beginning, I don’t really care. You have my full support and recommendation!
There are a lot of options for auto transport these days, which surprisingly makes it harder to find a good company. I received more than 10 offers to ship my car, but I couldn’t decide on any of them.
After doing some research, I got even more worried reading about all the scams and accidents that can happen. But, I have work to do and couldn’t afford to drive my newly purchased Mini Cooper all the way to Virginia.
Fortunately, I made the right choice with A1 Auto Transport. They are very good at their jobs. I spent more than an hour drilling Joe with various questions, and he never once lost his patience. He saw I was interested, so he bore with me until I was satisfied. The driver was also very courteous and my car was intact on arrival. I couldn’t have asked for more.
By the way, the price we first agreed on stayed the same. There were no delays or unexpected “surprises.” I can safely say this is a legit company that will get the job done.
We give A1 Auto Transport a big 10 out of 10! We chose them to move our car from California to Vermont, since we needed professionals.
We were abroad during the transport, so the transport was a bit tricky. The driver had to pick it up from storage on short notice and get it to its destination within at most 10 days. I was happy to note it arrived sooner. We got it 3 days early, right when we got home to pick it up. It made getting around way easier. Awesome service!
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