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Auto Transport & Car Shipping Companies Salvaged Automobiles

Published by Joe Webster.

Auto Transport & Car Shipping Companies Salvaged Automobiles

Interested in Shipping a Salvaged Car?

A salvaged car is a car already deemed as a total loss by insurance companies because they have lost significant value and is considered too expensive to repair due to the damage or shipwreck they have suffered.

Typical Shipping Prices - How Much Does It Cost?

  • The cost for shipping a salvaged car is determined by the distance, intricacy of the transport, and the location.
  • It is safe to assume that an inoperable vehicle will cost $100 more to transport than that of a fully operable vehicle. This is due to the use of special equipment such as a forklift or flatbed truck.

Most transporters won’t insure the salvaged car during its transport. Due to the fragile nature of the cars, the transport company refuses to be responsible for any damage caused during the shipping process resulting from the vehicle’s prior accident.

The transport specialists will secure all loose car parts the best they can. This will help prevent anything from falling off during the transport causing danger. However, it is still not the responsibility of the transport company to pay for any lost parts.

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The Equipment Needed to Transport a Salvaged Vehicle

The transport company needs more than just a forklift to move the wrecked vehicles. You may see an increase in your final price if special equipment is used to move your vehicle. Everything hinges on what measures the shipping pros take to get the car there unscathed. The following are examples of equipment that might be required.

  • Flatbed trucks
  • Winch
  • Rollback tow truck
  • Trailers

Of course, other tools and machinery might be necessary as well. The transport company will have their professionals assess the situation so that they can plan for the future transport accordingly.

Salvaged Automobiles - salvage operation account - English noun word definition for property destroyed by fire

Your Responsibility as the Customer

As a customer of the shipping company, you will have some responsibilities of your own. It’s important to fulfill anything asked of you if you wish for the process of shipping to go along smoothly. These responsibilities will keep the car and those caring for its delivery safer.

  • If the transport company cannot ship completely wrecked vehicles, they may ask that the car can roll, steer and brake. If this is required, make sure the vehicle is repaired as necessary and that it has tires.
  • If there are no keys for the vehicle, make sure that it is pointing forward and the transmission’s put in neutral.
  • Have a condition report ready if the transporter requires one. You may want to conduct your own inspection as well and write down all damage done to the car before its shipping process begins. It’s also wise to take photographs of the vehicle.
  • Make sure all fluids are completely drained from the vehicle. Remove any items that are completely unnecessary.

Relevant Statistics

  • The global salvage industry recovers and processes over 3.2 million tons of material each year.
  • Approximately 85% of salvaged metals are recycled and used in various industries.
  • Salvage operations have a success rate of 92%, successfully recovering valuable assets in challenging conditions.
  • Over 40% of salvaged goods are repurposed or upcycled, reducing waste and promoting sustainability.
  • The salvage industry contributes $11 billion annually to the global economy, providing jobs for over 150,000 people.

General Facts

  • Salvage refers to the act of rescuing or recovering valuable materials or items from a damaged or abandoned state.
  • Salvage operations can involve recovering items from shipwrecks, building collapses, natural disasters, or even abandoned buildings.
  • The goal of salvage is often to retrieve and repurpose valuable materials, such as metals, wood, and electronics, reducing waste and promoting sustainability.
  • Salvage yards are places where salvaged items are collected, sorted, and sold for reuse or recycling.
  • In some cases, salvage can also refer to the process of restoring and repairing damaged items or structures to their original condition.
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Joe Webster always knew the auto transport industry would be a great career option. And with decades of experience, Joe is now an established consultant for A1 Auto Transport.

Joe was born in Santa Cruz, California. During high school, Joe worked as a mechanic; a job continued to work part-time during his bachelor's degree.

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CSI Logistics
435 Division Street
Elizabeth, NJ 07201
FMC 22206
Intl Cargo
45 Campus Drive
Edison, NJ 08837
NO. 17858N
Trans Global Auto Logistics, Inc.
3401 E Randol Mill Rd,
Arlington, TX 76011
NO. 018191NF
CFR Rinkens
15501 Texaco Avenue
Paramount, CA 90723
NO. 013055NF
ABC Worldwide LLC
2840 NW 2nd Ave #105
Boca Raton, FL 33431
NO. 025472F
ShipYourCarNow LLC
1160 South Rogers Circle Suite 1
Boca Raton, FL 33487
NO. 025646
Merco Air & Ocean Cargo, Inc.
6 Fir Way
Cooper City, FL 33026
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