Military personnel spends a lot of their time bouncing around from base to base. They often move around for training or employment within the military. Military shipping ports make it easier to ship a vehicle from one base to the next no matter what branch you’re in.
The men and women serving our country know that professional shipping services make moving to another base much easier. Due to their loyalty, they often qualify for discounts through most auto transporters.
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After receiving your PCS orders, start looking online for the best auto shipping services in the area. Make sure they’re familiar with military vehicle transports. Shipping a military car requires authorization. You should see the car listed in your orders. Dealing with the military is time consuming, so it’s best to stay on top of things. An experienced shipping service will see you through the entire process, helping you comply with the regulations in place.
Once you’re penciled in with a reputable transporter, you’ll have responsibilities to fulfill before the shipping date. Transport companies expect their customers to properly prepare the car for its delivery. You should only need about one day to get the car ready according to standard procedure. Your responsibilities may include draining fluids, cleaning and having professional maintenance performed. Preparing the car lessens the risks involved, keeping the vehicles and employees safer.
If you’re shipping the vehicle to a base located overseas, call the embassy for the nation you’re shipping to. Ask about the laws in place for U.S. military vehicle imports. They’ll give you the latest regulations to follow. They’ll also give you precise percentage rates for all the taxes and duties charged on your import. Pay these before the day of transport so you can receive approval for the car to ship.
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.
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.