When you needed to have your vehicle shipped in the past, the only alternative that you had at your disposal was by contacting a trucking firm to take care of this. Nowadays, it has become possible to ship your vehicle through the rail system to any part of US that you want it delivered. Due to its low cost, car transport by rail is becoming a favorite of most people. Not only that but also the issue of low pollution has endeared it to even more people. To successfully ship your car through rail transport, you need to take the following items into consideration.
Choose the best mode that you want your car shipped. There are two popular methods of transporting a vehicle through rail: regular and enclosed car transport. The regular car transportation method makes use of open frame cars which are pulled by the train. In this case, the cars are transported in open air and are thus exposed to harsh conditions. For those who are shipping expensive vehicles, you should consider the enclosed transportation mode. This way, your car will be protected from elements such flying debris and the like.
Another added benefit of transporting your car by rail is that they also provide door to door auto transport in addition to terminal to terminal. This is because the company makes use of truck transportation alongside long distance vehicle transport by rail.
A good way to transport your car while going on vacation would be to use the auto train service. This rail service transacts between the major towns in the US and can be very convenient when shipping a car to any of these locations. You should always take the same precautions like you would when dealing with auto transport companies. Issues like the insurance policy and filing claims should be set straight at the onset to avoid any complications later on.
As you can see, rail transport is giving car shipping companies a run for their money.
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.