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How To Ship Your Saker

Designed and built in New Zealand, the Saker is one of the region’s more famous sports car brands. Are you looking to ship your Saker home? Here are a few tips that might be helpful to the client, especially when they are looking to ship their vehicle for the first time.

Advance booking

Many moving processes are often planned well in advance. Car transport is one of the most important, many find themselves thinking about advance booking. So how long before the shipment date is it ideal to book? Whether interstate, cross, country or overseas, an ideal time to set up an order is two weeks in advance. Granted, car transport companies can sometimes handle orders fast within two or three days of the setup. However, it is safe to book not more than a month and not less than two weeks in advance.

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Carrier choice

The decision to ship one’s car enclosed or open is another popular question. Strictly speaking, there is no better option between the two. Many worry about the open carriers, but it has been proven that they are completely safe, with about 97 percent of all the vehicle shipments always going open trailer. Still, even with that in mind, when shipping a luxury car or a collector’s item, many of which cost infinitely more than the typical automobile, then, by all means, go closed. The closed carriers often only carry the one vehicle and are between 33 and 50 percent more expensive, naturally. In the case of the Saker, it might be prudent to ship using an enclosed carrier.


One of the biggest worries of both domestic and international shipping clients is the risk they run of damaging their companies. First, it is important to remember that the damage rates for the industry are pretty low, so from a purely statistical point of view, chances are that one will not have to deal with any damages. Still, the best companies do everything in their power to take care of the vehicle during transit. Every vehicle should be fully insured of damages during shipment whether interstate or internationally.


Another common question is whether or not to pay a deposit. Regardless of the company rates, it is always a good idea to pay a deposit. Technically, without paying a deposit, the auto transport company is not really hired and therefore not obliged to do anything. It is much easier, therefore, for a company that does not collect deposits to wiggle out of any responsibility to the client.

Companies that collect deposits, on the other hand, recognize the fact that the client places faith in them and will work hard to perform to their best, otherwise they will lose the deposit, business, and their reputation. Regardless of the prices, do not engage with a company that does not collect deposits as that is a gray area.

These are some of the most pressing questions that often worry first time customers. The process might seem tedious but you never know until you try. Visit our car transport company today for more information.

Written By:

Joe Webster
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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.

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