How To Ship Your Trekka
Does a vehicle from the mid-sixties qualify for the classic or vintage tag? Trekka fans will most definitely think so. Shipping such a valuable asset can be difficult. Handing over the car to strangers to ship over a long distance is not such a welcome though. However, with the right amount of information about the car transport company, it is possible to distinguish between the good and the bad.
Our company is one of the best in the business, and offers clients the following;
Comprehensive pre-shipment customer support
We work closely with the client especially when it comes to budgeting and navigating the prices. Many simply come into the office looking for car transport, but with the options available, there is much to do before the actual pick up. We help our clients decide, for instance between open and closed carriers. The open carriers are typically less expensive, but will likely expose the vehicle to weather elements.
Multi-carriers are a special kind of open carriers, which have multiple vehicles on board. They are even less expensive than open carriers, but sometimes stop to pick up and deliver vehicles. With this in mind, we help the client determine the delivery date. The prices of multicarrier transport might also vary depending on the position of the vehicle. Top loading, having the car on an upper level, is typically more expensive.
The US department of Transportation requires every auto transporter to have insurance. The industry standard is 50,000, but some carriers have less than this. Our company goes beyond the norm and the long distance car transport standards, offering comprehensive insurance to all vehicles we handle. We always make sure to provide proof of our insurance and its limits to the customer before the shipping.
Regular shipment schedules
Much of the time in the shipping process is taken up by the pickup. The majority of Americans live in urban, highly populated towns, and will likely want to have their vehicles shipped to other highly populated areas. Those who live in rural areas are often advised, if possible, to drive their cars to nearby towns and have them picked up from pre-arranged locations. The delivery portion is the easy part, though.
After the processing of the order, delivery depends on the number of miles to the destination. The shipping times range from between 1 and 2 days for between 100 and 500 miles, to up to 6 and 7 days for over 2500 miles.
International and domestic shipment
We offer both domestic and international car shipping services. Domestically, we handle both local transport and interstate shipping. Many of our orders are domestic shipping requests, many of which are handled within less than a week, depending on the distance and availability of carrier slots. Internationally, we offer four types of shipment: road transport, rail transport, freight transport and air transport.
Whether one is shipping to or from an overseas location, we handle everything from the custom clearance filings, container packing, and storage, as well as cross border shipping.
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.