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Things to be Aware of With Terminal Car Shipping

Published by Joe Webster.

Terminal Car Shipping Service

Shipping a car from one transport terminal to another is one of the more affordable ways to ship a vehicle, but it is not as widely used as it has been in the past. The cases in which terminal shipping is most commonly used are when short-term storage is also required. As with any other type of transport service, there are some things you should be aware of when requesting terminal-to-terminal shipping. Read the information below and you’ll be sure to get the best service possible and avoid the companies that have obvious red flags.

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What To Be Aware Of When Using Terminal-To-Terminal Auto Shipping

Terminal car shipping is not much different from standard auto transport, with the exception that the customer has to drop off and pick up the car from the transport terminal. Terminals are most often found in larger metropolitan areas and bigger cities, which makes the transport process quicker and more efficient for the company doing the hauling (not to mention, cheaper). While there are some cost savings to be had with this method of shipment it does require that you deliver the vehicle being shipped to the terminal and then retrieve it at the delivery terminal. If you live in or near a highly populated area, this isn’t too much of a chore, but if you live in a rural area that’s a long way from the nearest terminal, it can add to the time you have to spend at the beginning and end of the process. The alternative, door-to-door vehicle transport, eliminates these steps by picking up and delivering to a specific address or location.

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One issue that sometimes comes up with terminal-to-terminal car shipping is that you don’t get to inspect the vehicle for damages upon delivery unless of course , you’re at the terminal when it arrives. There is a degree of convenience with terminal auto transport since you don’t have to be there when it arrives, but an inspection is best done when the vehicle is unloaded from the carrier. This doesn’t mean you won’t be able to inspect your car or truck, just that there is typically some time between when it is delivered and when you get to sign off on the completion of the shipment.

Keep In Mind With Terminal To Terminal Shipping

This leads to another point to keep in mind with terminal-to-terminal shipping: the vehicle may be stored for a while. Again, this could be preferred if you aren’t available to pick up your car until a later date—a service that many customers ask for and that many shippers are happy to provide. However, that also means that it may be sitting in a parking lot or storage facility for several days or even weeks, depending on your schedule. This in itself is not a problem since storage facilities are typically safe, secured, and relatively clean. But weather can become a factor for outdoor storage lots, as can the potential for dents and dings from other vehicles being ushered in and out of the same lot. It’s not a huge risk by any means, but it is something to keep in mind, especially if you’re shipping a luxury or classic car.

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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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A-1 Auto Transport is a disclosed agent for the following shipping companies:

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
NO. 021869F
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