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A boat that is properly prepared and well secured will serve to protect not only the boat, but the driving public as well. We recommend that the boat be prepared for transport by an experienced boat yard and / or under the supervision of a licensed marine surveyor.
Tips and good things to know when moving or shipping your automobile.
1. Q. How long does it take?
A. Normal transit time is usually within 8 to 10 business days and may vary upon actual route, assuming that at least 2 weeks prior notice of your shipment dates is given. Auto Transporters generally appreciate a three-business day window to schedule the pick up/delivery of your vehicles. As your pick-up/delivery dates gets closer you will receive a confirmation call giving you a specific date and time frame. The transit time referenced above is based on standard transport times and in certain cases transit times may take less time. For example, it only takes a truck 5 days to go from NYC to LA. If your vehicles is the last car to load and the first one to unload, a shorter delivery time frame is possible, however if your car is the first to load and the last to come off, then your transit time will be closer to 2 weeks. Please keep this in mind when planning your transport.
2. Q. What kind of truck will it be transported on?
A. In most cases, your vehicles will be transported on an 8 or 10-car hauler, the same type of trucks used to...
If you are reading this, we don't have much time. You are leaving soon, most likely in the next couple weeks, and you need a brief, comprehensive list of things that need to be done. This list will help you reduce the stress of this quick move. Remember there are two basic components to moving: the act of moving your possessions (packing boxes, giving away plants) and the act of moving your life (closing bank accounts, getting medical records). This list of items should make this process as painless as possible.
Moving Your Stuff
We typically encourage a timeline of moving items. But you are in a hurry, so here is a quick and dirty list of what needs to be done.
As Soon as Possible
Moving Company/Rental Truck: Hire a moving company or reserve a rental truck first thing. These services can easily get booked up and leave you stranded. The sooner the better.
Trip to the Thrift Store: Do you really have time for a garage sale?
Locating Boxes: Bars and liquor stores always have the best boxes. Their boxes are designed to be able to hold large amounts of weight. However, if you have a friend or...
Auto Shipping Scheduling
Schedule your auto shipping at least 4 weeks before you move, giving enough time to arrange for a car mover carrier to pick up your vehicle. Basically, the more advance time the better. If you are not available, please arrange an alternative authorized party such as neighbor, friend or relative you can trust to transfer the car to the car mover. Most automobile shippers offer door-to-door service. However, in many residential neighborhoods it may be difficult to drive in a large truck carrying your vehicle. Because of potential difficulty in getting the truck into your neighborhood, the car mover may ask you to meet them at a nearby local shopping center or garage for pick up of your vehicle. The same will apply for the delivery.
Auto Shipping Insurance
Make sure your car is adequately insured by the car mover for relocation. Upon pick-up, the driver will do a condition report (bill of lading) for any scratches or damages on the vehicle which should be signed by both parties. The same will occur upon delivery; make sure you check vehicle before signing. Reporting any damages or claims at a later time is not advisable.