How To Ship Your Maxwell
Depending on your choice of car Transport Company, shipping a car cross country can either be a difficult and unbearable experience or an easy straightforward one. It is important, therefore, before handing over that vintage Maxwell to be shipped either interstate or internationally, for one to always make sure their choice of auto Transport Company is the most reliable around.
With the high number of online companies today, there will be numerous options available when one types in such keywords as long distance car shipping in their browser and hits search. With the following pointers, though, choosing a reputable company will be easier.
When choosing a reliable shipping company, shop around a little and compare the prices in the market. Look at trusted websites that show the most competitive rates in the market and make the comparisons with your budget. The internet is a useful tool and can enable one to either compare prices or list their shipment and allow competitive bids to be made by the shipping companies. Our company offers some of the most competitive prices in the industry. We can also make additional special arrangements with clients depending on their budget.
Before committing to anything, make sure the company provides as much information as possible. Pre-shipping advice should be part and parcel of every shipping operation. Apart from the regulars, mostly dealership owners, many clients will likely be shipping for the first time, a likely one time deal. While many in the industry might be tempted to take advantage of this, our company prides itself in providing as much information as possible to the client.
For instance, we make sure we go through every aspect of the contract with the client, the bill of lading and the insurance details before making a final commitment. We also generally advise our clients on ways to which they can cut costs. For instance, generally, the higher the weight of one’s car, the higher the cost of shipping it cross country or overseas. We advise our clients not weigh the vehicle down with too much personal luggage.
In fact, in many instances, we advise them to rid the vehicle completely of personal luggage. Car shipping companies can be fined if they are fund to be ferrying certain types of items or over a certain weight limit. We might also advise clients to remove can accessories like spoilers, which add onto the weight and size of the vehicle.
Open or enclosed?
The decision between open and enclosed shipment is one often riddled with misconceptions. About 97 per cent of shipments in the industry happens on open trailers. Open trailers have been proven statistically safe and offer very few problems. In fact, it is the preferred method for dealerships.
Ultimately, though, the final decision will depend on you and your budget, personal preferences and the type of car to be transported. For instance, when shipping luxury or one of those collector’s item vintage vehicles like the Maxwell, it might be prudent to use enclosed transportation.
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.