Shipping Cars To Or From Port Of Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh is a large city with over 300,000 inhabitants including celebrities. Famous celebrities that call the city home include Christina Aguilera, Michael Keaton and Gene Kelly. When describing its infrastructure, you cannot forget to mention the 450 plus bridges that spread across the city. The bridges are built across river Monongahela, Ohio, and Allegheny which meet in the downtown area of the city. These three rivers are part of the waterways on which the Port of Pittsburgh and its terminals are set up.
The terminals are used to offer commercial services including shipping cars to or from Port of Pittsburgh. When you want to book transport services that operate from the port, here are some tips to keep in mind.
Cost & Time To Ship Your Car Examples
|Shipping To/From||Cost||Distance||Estimated Time In Transit|
|Port Of Pittsburgh to Washington, D.C.||$253||253 miles||2 - 4 days|
|Port Of Pittsburgh to New York||$371||371 miles||2 - 4 days|
|Port Of Pittsburgh to New Orleans||$656||1094 miles||4 - 6 days|
|Miami Beach to Port Of Pittsburgh||$706||1178 miles||4 - 6 days|
|San Antonio to Port Of Pittsburgh||$898||1497 miles||4 - 6 days|
|San Francisco to Port Of Pittsburgh||$1029||2573 miles||7 - 9 days|
|Las Vegas to Port Of Pittsburgh||$1096||2193 miles||6 - 8 days|
|Port Of Pittsburgh to Salt Lake City||$1105||1842 miles||5 - 7 days|
*Prices and times are estimated. They can vary depending on the season and what type of vehicle you are shipping.
Book reliable shipping companies
Genuine auto transport companies are truthful with the information they give about their services. They will be open about being licensed and bonded to give you confidence in their work. Former customers will also be willing to talk to you about their transport services within the US and abroad. If you are having a difficult time getting information about the services offered by a shipping company, that should serve as a red flag.
Check the car for personal items
For shipping cars to or from Port of Pittsburgh to be successful, ensure that your car is prepared beforehand. The vehicle should be cleaned well and personal items removed, regardless of the size. Heavy items affect the overall weight of the car leading to higher costs for transportation. Some items may end up destroying the interior of the car as it moves resulting in the need for expensive repairs. In addition, dirty cars may be held by US customs officers for cleaning at your expense.
Inquire about payments in shipping contract
Contracts are important when booking the services of vehicle movers in Pittsburgh. It should highlight the services that will be offered to you and the fees to be paid. All shipping fees should be mentioned in the contract as well as any updates made to the amount in the course of shipping. Payment options accepted by the company should also feature on the contract, whether international or local. The best payment method is by credit card because of the records and rewards offered by companies that manage their use.
Disable your car alarm
The probability of your car alarm going off when in transit is quite high. Majority of truck carriers transport multiple cars in both open and enclosed carriers. The handling process may result in the alarm going off. Also, a disabled car alarm ensures that the truck will not get unnecessary attention from police officers thinking they are transporting stolen cars. If unsure of the best way to deactivate your alarm, ask your mechanic or car dealer.
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.