How Much Does It Cost to Ship a Truck Overseas
The most cost effective and affordable way to ship a truck overseas is through a professional truck shipping company. Luckily, there are many great and reliable auto transport companies in the U.S. that are familiar with international transport. Find one that offers the lowest price and an amazing reputation with its past clients.
It’s best to call in for a quote. You can always get a roundabout figure when you use an online quote calculator, but calling in gives more accurate results. It also makes it easier to ask questions including if there’s any discounts or special promotions that you might qualify for. Sometimes, military personnel, students, and other individuals may qualify for a discount due to the nature of their relocation.
How the Cost of Shipping Is Determined.
The cost of shipping your truck overseas is determined by several details. Most truck shipping companies come up with an estimate based on the same factors.
- The vehicles make and model.
- The truck’s age and weight.
- The distance between the pickup and drop off.
- All services and features chosen for the truck’s process of international delivery.
- The cost of fuel and other shipping resources at the time of the transport.
- The time of year or season might affect the price of delivery, depending on the type of transport.
Once you provide the transport company with the information they need, they’ll begin formulating an estimate.
The Benefits of Hiring a Transport Service to Deliver Your Truck.
- You’ll save money.
- They have the proper shipping equipment.
- They’ll protect the truck through their insurance policy.
- They provide a faster delivery.
- You’ll have the time to focus on other matters involving your relocation.
Start searching the Internet for the right truck shipping company months in advance. It’s wise to give the shipping company and yourself enough time to gather all the information and documentation requested by the country. Your truck cannot lawfully enter the nation until Customs is provided with all proof requested by the nation’s import policies.
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.