You just landed a new job and you are excited about what’s to come. The only catch is that your new job is located across the country. Preparing for a new job, packing all of your belongings, looking for a new home, and finding your way around a new city can be overwhelming. The good news is that you alleviate the stress of having to drive to your new city by having your vehicle shipped. Once the moving van is packed, you can simply board a plane, sit back, and relax until you arrive at your destination.
When it comes to relocating for a job, one of the biggest hassles is figuring out how to get your vehicles to your new home. Fortunately, professional auto shipping companies can assist you in making sure your vehicle arrives quickly and safely. Most reputable auto transport companies work closely with corporate offices and relocation companies to provide great service for employees.
Why Choose an Auto Transport Company for Your Relocation?
Relocating for a new job can be stressful enough, so you can make the process easier by arranging shipment for your vehicle. Rather than dealing with the hassle of making a long-distance trip, an auto shipping company can take care of transporting your vehicle so you can stay focused on your family and beginning your new job. There is so much involved in planning a move, so let your vehicle transportation be one less thing to worry about.
How to Arrange for Corporate Relocation Auto Transport
Talk with your employer about hiring a reputable auto transport company to assist you with your relocation. Be sure to arrange for pickup before you leave your current home. This will give you a chance to inspect your vehicle and document its condition prior to shipment. Once your car arrives at your new location, you want to be present for delivery so you can inspect the vehicle once again to be sure no damage occurred during transport.
In most cases, you can have your car shipped via an open carrier. However, if you will be shipping a luxury vehicle, an exotic car, a classic car, or an antique, you might want to arrange for an enclosed carrier so your vehicle remains protected from the outside elements.
How Long Does Corporate Auto Transport Take?
Auto shipment can take anywhere from a few days to a couple of weeks. It may sound like a huge window, but car shipping timelines vary greatly depending on things like how many vehicles are on the carrier, the weather, road conditions, and traffic delays. Furthermore, drivers are limited to how many hours they can drive each day which can also impact delivery times. Common routes are generally faster while it may take longer for rural deliveries. Your best bet is to make arrangements a few weeks in advance to ensure you can find a carrier available in your area.
Auto transport can help ease your transition and make for a smoother moving experience. You can enjoy the convenience of flying to your destination while also knowing your car will be safely delivered right to your door. Whether you are transporting a vehicle for yourself, an employee, or on behalf of your company, you will find that auto transportation services can be an excellent option for corporate relocation.
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.