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How To Ship Your Toyota.

People choose different transportation companies when looking to ship their vehicles for various reasons. Whatever one’s transportation needs are, there is always one transportation company suitable for the job they require. Overseas, coast to coast or local shipment, all one has to do is choose the best and most reliable company. However, many people find themselves having an unpleasant experience when shipping their Toyota simply because they do not choose wisely. Whenever you need a shipping company, follow the following simple tips and avoid those unpleasant results.

The first thing to remember when looking for a car transportation company is to always look for a renowned company. Yes there might be new, relatively unknown companies that might do a good job, but taking a risk with one’s prized possessions is not advisable. Only go for those companies that have been in the game for long and know their stuff. Choose experience and a good reputation, and take time to evaluate different options. Do not be easily swayed by marketing language, everyone knows just what to say to get the attention of potential customers. The difference lies in whether they can actually deliver the fast delivery, or safe shipping they claim to offer on their website. The only way one can be sure of this is when they choose a company with a strong reputation.

Another clever tip is to choose a company that only does door to door delivery. While the option of terminal based delivery might be cheaper, and one might have the time and resources to pick up and deliver their car at both ends of the journey, a company that delivers door to door is confident of its services. Door to door is also extremely convenient, whether the vehicle is a vintage classic or a simple sedan. Door to door delivery means the company will have a greater incentive to deliver the vehicle in exactly the same condition it was picked up.

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Even for the most reliable shipping company and those with the most competitive prices, communication to the customer is still a very important aspect of the shipping process. Especially for long distance interstate shipping, choose a company that will provide tracking information for the shipment. Many companies provide a tracking number such that when one logs onto the company website, they are able to view the exact location of their shipment and how long it is expected to take. This speaks volumes to the confidence the company has in their services and delivery dates.

Before settling on the final price, always make sure the quotes given include insurance. This way, one does not have to worry about any additional charges. One will also be confident knowing the company drivers will be bound to abide by all the required safety guidelines for their vehicle.Even though the department of transport requires all carriers be insured, it is important to get the exact details of the insurance. Have the company show the documentation and the details of the liability before committing to the deal.

Joe Webster
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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.

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

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
CSI Logistics
435 Division Street
Elizabeth, NJ 07201
FMC 22206
Intl Cargo
45 Campus drive
Edison, NJ 08837
NO. 17858N
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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