Transporting a vehicle by rail is something that can be arranged by a professional auto transport company. If you have a vehicle you would like to ship by rail, contact an auto shipping company to discuss a quote.
Transporting vehicles by rail is becoming more and more popular due to its practicality and convenience.
Before hiring anyone to haul your vehicle, make sure you collect at least three quotes. Shipping a vehicle by train is safe and reliable. Another nice thing about hiring a professional to ship your vehicle by train is that you can keep track of your vehicle via real-time satellite tracking.
Methods Used to Transport Vehicles by Rail.
- Open Air Transport - This method of transport is the most common way to ship a vehicle by train. Your vehicle will undergo a brief inspection and then be loaded onto the open carrier. With this method of transport, your vehicle will be exposed to the elements.
- Enclosed Transport - This method is best for anyone with a highly valuable vehicle or a classic car. Your vehicle will be guarded against all outside elements and best protected against theft. This form of transport is a more expensive option, but worth every penny to luxury car owners.
Preparing Your Vehicle for Transport.
Make sure to wash the car of dirt and dust so you that you will be able to note imperfections such as small scratches and dents easier. Take pictures of the condition of your vehicle and give copies to the hauling company. Your gas tank should read no higher than ¼ of the way full.
To avoid a disturbance onboard the train, make sure to turn off the security alarm if the vehicle is equipped with one. If your vehicle has any leaks, make sure to have them repaired by a mechanic. Make sure you have any questions you might have about auto transport written down before contacting a professional transport company.
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.