How To Ship A Car With Items Inside And Not Have To Pay extra
Customers have one of the most common questions: "Can I ship a car with items inside?"
Here are some facts and guidelines that will help you.
The FMCSA (i.e. The licensing board for ALL car shipping firms strictly prohibits car carriers (or brokers) from shipping cars with items inside.
However, this doesn't mean people (or car carriers) won't do it.
You can do it, but be careful to avoid extra fees.
Keep the items out sight and under 100 lbs.
This is the best advice you can follow, especially if your goal is to reduce costs.
This is because a car carrier burns more fuel for every extra pound it carries, so keep the car light.
Keep in mind, too, that your truck driver must drive your car onto an 18-wheeled car hauler and then back it off on the 0delivery. It's already quite an impressive feat, but you don't want it to get any worse. Make sure that he has all the windows open.
It is best to keep your items in the trunk.
If you are able to follow these guidelines, the chances of being charged an additional fee are slim.
Let's face it, you are reading this post because your car needs to transport a lot more. Right?
It's possible to do it, but it may not be feasible.
Take care of your car and make sure it can be removed easily.
This is because if you and your driver cannot come to an agreement, you want to be in a position to remove any items from the car so the driver can take them.
Here's the thing that works IN YOUR FAVOR: The driver has made the truck available for you, and he doesn't want to leave your vehicle behind. That means that he will have to find a replacement, which takes time, effort, and money. He wants to make a deal, but he needs to pay for his extra expense.
9 out of 10 times, our customers can strike a fair deal that leaves everyone satisfied. So be smart when shipping a car with items inside.