How To Ship Your Leyland
Everyone from that generation likely has a memory of the Leyland. That is just how popular they were in the past. Today, driving them long distance could not be such a good idea. However, they will still be useful in and around town, so when moving cross country, there is no need to sell them. Shipping them across country requires a reputable car transport company.
If you are a first time, it is important to understand the industry. To begin with, auto transport involves moving a vehicle from one point to another. However, that is pretty much where the similarity among the various car transport companies end. There are many different types of services on offer. Typically, car transport can be divided into two, international and domestic. Overseas shipment happens via sea freight or by air, while domestic transportation happens via rail or road. Majority of transportation happens locally or interstate, and by road. This is because it is relatively fast and flexible, and not too expensive.
The choice of carriers, pickup and drop points is also important. There are two options too when it comes to picking up and delivery; door to door and terminal based delivery. Door to door is more convenient, as it does not involve the owner of the vehicle in the process at all.
The car is picked up at the source and ferried all the way cross country to the new destination. It is appropriate in situations where the vehicle is not in a condition to be driven, like in the case of, say, old vintage vehicles. Terminal based pickup and delivery is different, and in some instances, cheaper. It involves the owner of the vehicle dropping the car at a company terminal. From there, the company has the car shipped to another terminal near the destination, from where the owner picks up the car again.
Types of carriers
When it comes to carriers, open and enclosed are the two options. Open carriers can be further divided into multi-car and single car opens carriers. Single car carriers carry just the one car, but the multi-carriers haul between 3 and ten cars per trip. Many of the multi-car carriers that carry more than three vehicles at a time have different loading levels for stacking the vehicles.
Since open carriers have the vehicle exposed to the elements, the vehicles loaded on the top level, otherwise called top loading, attract a higher transportation fee than those at the lower levels, because of the risk of damage from debris. Closed carriers have the vehicle completely covered and protected from the elements. They most of the time only have one vehicle being transported.
Why choose us?
When you choose our company, here are some of the services you should expect. We make sure every time we deal with an automobile shipping client, we provide them with the very best in customer service. Our customer service representatives are always on hand to:
- Give a comprehensive pre-shipping consultation and advice
- Answer any questions the customer might have regarding the auto shipping process
- Give quotes and explain what the costs cover and what is not
- Go through the contract, insurance details and bill of lading
- Give advice on how to make the shipment more affordable, if possible
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.