Roll on, roll off auto transport is a safe and simple way to ship a vehicle overseas. Also referred to as “RORO” car shipping, it is one of the primary ways that individual vehicles are shipped around the world today. Let’s review the basics of the process of shipping via the RORO method.
One of the best aspects of using roll on, roll off auto transport is that it is a simple, affordable, and efficient way to move your vehicle from point A to point B. Unlike other methods that require more preparation, RORO auto transport doesn’t require much in the way of loading. Since the vehicles are essentially driven on the ship and parked in a secured cargo area, the process is very straightforward.
Of course, there are tie-downs methods of securing the vehicle once inside the cargo area, but from the perspective of the consumer, it is a hassle-free way to ship a car, especially to another country overseas.
As with other approaches to shipping a car abroad on a boat, there are preparations that need to be made beforehand. These include the common things you might expect: cleaning, checking for leaks, removing any external components. The same standards that apply for domestic auto transport also apply to international car shipping, which you can read more about by clicking here.
Roll On, Roll Off Auto Transport: A Deeper Look.
When comparing prices and services among companies that offer RORO transport, the same standards apply as they would for domestic shipping. You’re looking for experience, professionalism, good customer services, and a willingness to answer your questions and address your concerns. If you come away feeling like any of those standards were not met, you should continue to contact other companies until you find one that does.
The car transport industry is set up such that it’s quite easy for customers to get cost estimates form competing companies. With just a quick phone call or email, you can quickly compare several different offers from shippers and pick the one that best meets your needs and fits your budget.
When contacting a potential shipper, you’ll want to prepared with certain information to help expedite the process of getting a price quote. The essentials are the type of car, the current location, the destination, the timeframe for delivery, and the method of shipment (RORO in this case). This is the bare minimum that you’ll need and some companies may require more information than others. The more information you can provide, the easier it is for the company to give you an accurate cost as quickly as possible.
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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.