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How Much Paperwork is Needed to Ship a Vehicle?

Published by Joe Webster.

How Much Paperwork is Needed to Ship a Vehicle?

Paperwork. A word which most people dread. It's associated with endless forms, documents, and applications, most of which seems like a waste of trees and a reason to keep people busy. After all, many government agencies have perfected the art of creating “red tape.” But with auto transport, you will refreshingly only need a minimal amount of paperwork in order to ship your vehicle. Keep in mind that this article is referring to domestic auto transport only. For international transport, you will need much more paperwork due to the particular country's customs as well as regulations that exist.

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You Don't Necessary Need the Title or Proof of Registration

Many that have never dealt with an auto transport company before are under the false assumption that you will need the title of the vehicle or the proof of registration on hand in order to have your vehicle transported.

The reason why many auto transport companies don't always require them is due to the myriad of businesses and people who need to ship vehicles. They all have a wide variety of needs and sometimes they simply don't have these documents on hand. Take for example a company that specializes in taking apart “junk cars” or old vehicles for their scrap metal or for spare parts. They often obtain these vehicles after they have already been abandoned or sold to them in cash. Even though they don't often have access to the original title or proof of registration behind them, these companies sometimes still have a need to have them transported to a certain area.

Auto Transport Companies Require The Vin Number

So What's Needed?

Of course, some paperwork is required. What's mainly needed is the VIN number of the vehicle. The VIN number of a vehicle is its DNA. It consists of 17 different letters and numbers that are unique to the vehicle itself. It's a permanent number that doesn't change. If you visit a site such as CarFax, you'll be able to look up the VIN number of the vehicle and get a full history of it, including if it has been in any accidents. Visit to do so.

Auto transport companies require the VIN number to make sure that they're transporting the correct vehicle.

Other additional information that can be required is the sub model and license plate of the vehicle, as well as its color. All of the aforementioned information usually can be filled out on just one form.

Paperless Auto Transport

Now with the internet, many auto transport companies are going the electronic route. Electronic forms can often be filled out directly on the website, important documents can be scanned or sent via an attached photo in an e-mail, and so forth. You can even sign documents now with an electronic signature, such as through the website It's a vastly more efficient process that you can do from the comfort of your own home.

Auto Transport Companies Are Going The Electronic Route

All of this means less waste, less hassle, less time demands, and an increase in savings for everyone involved!

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Joe Webster always knew the auto transport industry would be a great career option. And with decades of experience, Joe is now an established consultant for A1 Auto Transport.

Joe was born in Santa Cruz, California. During high school, Joe worked as a mechanic; a job continued to work part-time during his bachelor's degree.

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★★★★★ 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.

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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!

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I can safely say this is a legit company that will get the job done.

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... Fortunately, I made the right choice with A1 Auto Transport.

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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.

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A-1 Auto Transport is a disclosed agent for the following shipping companies:

CSI Logistics
435 Division Street
Elizabeth, NJ 07201
FMC 22206
Intl Cargo
45 Campus Drive
Edison, NJ 08837
NO. 17858N
Trans Global Auto Logistics, Inc.
3401 E Randol Mill Rd,
Arlington, TX 76011
NO. 018191NF
CFR Rinkens
15501 Texaco Avenue
Paramount, CA 90723
NO. 013055NF
ABC Worldwide LLC
2840 NW 2nd Ave #105
Boca Raton, FL 33431
NO. 025472F
ShipYourCarNow LLC
1160 South Rogers Circle Suite 1
Boca Raton, FL 33487
NO. 025646
Merco Air & Ocean Cargo, Inc.
6 Fir Way
Cooper City, FL 33026
NO. 021869F
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