VEHICLE CHECKLIST BEFORE YOU SHIP

General Guidelines for Shipping Your Car

 

  • Your vehicle must be operable.  If it is not, additional fees or methods may apply.
  • You must advise us of any modifications made to your vehicle such as 4x4 lift kit, camper shell, vehicle lowered, etc.
  • Your vehicle may not exceed 7’ in height and must have a minimum of 4” ground clearance to safely load and unload your vehicle.
  • We must have a working phone number where you may be reached throughout the duration of your vehicle relocation.


Preparing Your Car for Shipment


  • The car must have no obvious fluid leaks.
  • Your battery must be secure in the mounting bracket.
  • The vehicle must be clean for inspection.  A dirty vehicle decreases the ability to perform a quality inspection.
  • The gas tank must have a minimum of (1/4) tank of fuel, but no more than (1/2) tank of fuel. If the vehicle runs out of fuel, you may be assessed an in-op fee in the amount of $150.
  • All alarm systems must be disconnected, disabled, or turned off.
  • Radios, cassette decks or CD players not built in, car phones, garage door openers must be secure
  • E-Z pass must be removed.
  • All antennas must be fully retracted or removed.
  • All personal belongings must be removed. (Except standard vehicle items such as the jack and spare tire) This is a Department of Transportation Law.
  • All exterior spare tire covers grill covers, or car covers must be removed.
  • Plants and hazardous materials are forbidden by law to be transported.
  • One set of ALL keys for the vehicle must be provided.
  • Non-permanent luggage racks, bike racks, or ski racks must be removed.
  • Your vehicle must be prepared for the new climate.  This may include engine coolant, transmission oil, and other fluids.


Vehicle Inspection Requirements


  • You or your designated representative must be present for the inspection at the time of pick-up and delivery.
  • You or your designated representative must sign the bill of lading and condition report at both origin and destination.
  • You or your designated representatives are responsible for confirming your vehicle’s condition.  This must be done before the driver leaves the destination.
  • Damage if any will be noted by your carrier's representative on the bill of lading. 
  • If you or your representative are not present during the delivery inspection you waive your right to file any damage claim.

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