Whether you are relocating for a job, a spouse's job, to be closer to family or just because you need a major life change, managing a move can be stressful and overwhelming. But there is also a lot to look forward to. Moving to a new city or town brings with it new opportunities and a chance to get to know new people.
With all the hussle and bussle going on during the moving process, its easy to overlook an important part of the process. How to transport your vehicles to your new destination?
There is good news! # 1. Safe-Direct Car shipping is here to help, and #2. You don't need to schedule car transport months or even weeks in advance.
One of the most common questions we get asked by families on the move is if they can load up their vehicle with boxes before it is transported. The official answer is no. Normally carries to NOT accept any additional items inside the vehicles during shipment. There are strict laws in place regarding total vehicle weight, and the car transport company is responsible for tickets and fines if their transport vehicle comes in overweight. However, there are some carriers that for en extra fee will allow some items to be shipped inside the vehicle. If you want some items shipped inside your vehicle, talk to your driver, and see if you can come to an acceptable arrangement. As a general rule, don't load up your vehicle with boxes BEFORE, you talk to your carrier.
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We have a huge network of only the best car transport companies. It is very HARD for a carrier to get on our list, and very EASY to be removed. We'll give you several options and help you choose the one that is right for your budget, car and relocation plans. Car damage during the moving process is rare, but if it does happen we've got your back. Our carriers will pay 100% for any damage, or we pay.
You've got enough to worry about when moving the contents of your home, let us remove the worry and hassle of getting your vehicles to your new home.
Before you know it, you'll be settled into your new home, and can start planning something a little more fun, like a BBQ with the new neighbors.
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Frequently Asked Questions
Honest Answers to Your Car Shipping Questions
Yes, we always ask for your specific pickup and delivery addresses, if the carrier can get right to the addresses you provide, they will. If the addresses that you give us are not safely accessible for a Multi-car carrier, however, you will need to make arrangements with the driver to meet at a nearby location where the carrier can safely get in and out.
People do it all the time (rarely for free) but the official answer is no.
Not what you wanted to hear, we know, but that is the honest answer.
We are not licensed to broker the shipment of household goods and, likewise, no car carrier that operates in the USA is licensed to transport them from state to state either. Despite what you might be being told by other car shipping companies you may speak with.
Remember, at the end of the day we're all salespeople, and the true answer to this question is not a great selling point.
You will hear a lot of companies tell you that you can put up to 100 pounds of items in the trunk, but that is not entirely true. That fact is that items of that amount are fairly common and the department of transportation is probably not going to split hairs and fine the trucker over items of that amount, provided they are not over their weight limit. They could fine them, however, if they see a vehicle stuffed full of personal items so the car carrier will most likely try to negotiate something with you to cover themselves against any costs they could incur. It's not something we can build into your contract though.
We have a short and helpful video on this topic in our user videos.
Only in rare cases and car carriers will usually charge a premium to make it happen.
All dates given by car carriers are typically estimates and projections.
For this reason (and to keep your cost down) we ask that you build in some flexibility and give us the earliest possible date you would be WILLING to release the vehicle, even though it may not be your preferred date.
We'll put you in direct contact with your car carrier and the driver will also typically call you the afternoon or evening before your pick up and delivery (they won't just show up unannounced, and if they do we want to hear about it). However, car carriers are out on the road battling traffic, weather and any number of other factors that can and do throw them off of their pickup and delivery projections from time to time.
If the projected dates we give you come and you are unable to make contact with your carrier, please call our office immediately so that we may help resolve the situation.
The average transit time from pick up to delivery on any vehicle going coast to coast will average 7 to 10 days. From there you can figure your transit time based on how far your vehicle is traveling, i.e. from either coast to the Midwest might average 3-7 days.
Even better, we do not even ask for payment until we have you confirmed for pickup by a safe, reliable, fully insured, direct car carrier. If for any reason you do not ship your car with the carrier that we arrange for you, there is no fee.
The fees paid directly to the carrier however, (in most cases, their fees are not paid until your vehicle is delivered) are not directly controlled by us, so any requests for a refund of the carrier's portion would need to be addressed with the carrier directly.
Of course! And you are always backed by our Damage Free Guarantee policy.
Part of what you pay us for is to verify that the car carrier that we put you on is covered by the proper amount of insurance and that everything is up to date.
There is never any additional cost to you for this coverage, and their insurance is always primary.