How to Ship A Van To Or From Miami
Shipping a van to or from Miami should be handled by a professional that knows what they're doing. This is essential when moving any type of vehicle for a long distance. You want to make sure that they’re shipping the vehicle with the utmost care and the only way to do this is with a knowledgeable professional.
How You Should Ship Your Van
There are various things that you can consider when it comes to shipment of your van. You can choose from enclosed or open shipment. The two vary depending on whether you want your van inside a cargo compartment during shipment or you feel it will be just fine secured on an open trailer and shipped with other vehicles. Enclosed is an ideal way to go, since it protects your van from the outside elements during transport, while also protecting against prying eyes. Open however is suitable for all types of vehicles and can possibly save you a little money when you need to have a van shipped safely.
Insurance is Generally Required
When shipping your vehicle, insurance is required to do so. This is because it is necessary to make sure that the vehicle is protected in case of an accident during transport. You want to ensure that you have the necessary paperwork on this when working with a company, since they’re going to require it to ship.
Your van’s insurance company may offer shipping insurance and if you choose to go with enclosed shipping, then you can ensure that you’re obtaining the best possible insurance rate. If you cannot get your personal insurance agency to cover the van during shipment, you will find that all auto shippers must carry valid insurance coverage for all vehicles they transport. Your van will be covered regardless of whether your own personal insurance company covers it or not.
Preparing for Shipping
Clean your van inside and out, have a maintenance check and make sure to remove all your personal belongings before shipment. This will protect you against any problems that might occur during shipment to wherever you’d like to have it shipped. Take photos of any damage that you might notice beforehand, while also taking pictures of all the other aspects of the van itself.
Always speak with professionals regarding the shipping you want to do. Contacting them regarding the shipment of your van to or from Miami can ensure that you’re covered when it comes to having safe Miami van transport. Contact a professional today to learn a bit more.
Agents here at A-1 Auto Transport are standing by to help with your Miami van transport. When you are ready, simply submit our hassle-free quote form and we will have your van scheduled fast for shipment near or far.
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.