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When Relocating, Dont Forget To Schedule Car Transportation

car transportWhether 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.

We have a great reputation and a lot of positive reviews and testimonials. Do a bit of searching online, and it wont be hard to find information about us, and our satisfied customers.

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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Auto Transportation Scheduling

Auto TransportWe love receiving online feedback from our customers following their auto transportation. Not only does it let us know how we are doing, but it also helps to inform future customers about what to expect from the auto transportation process. When potential customers begin researching their transport options, they often have expectations about the process based on other services. For example, many customers assume the scheduling of auto transportation is like scheduling a flight through an airline, but are later surprised to find that is not the case.

Auto Transport Scheduling:

We recently received an online review from a customer named Marie who had a common expectation about transport scheduling. Marie had never shipped a car before, and assumed by placing her order in advance that she would receive a firm schedule in advance. Her Safe Direct Car Shipping Customer Service Representative was Jason, and he was available for her questions while waiting on confirmation. Here is how she put it: “As the first date of pick up got closer I was very concerned that I didn’t have a carrier, but Jason kept assuring me we had time…and on Monday a transportation company called and said they’d be at my house in 2 hours for my car.”

At first, it is hard for many customers to comprehend that auto transportation schedules are more changeable than other transit schedules. The truth is that every auto transport run is unique based on the different customer addresses each time. That, along with issues like weather and road conditions and traffic there isn’t a way for drivers to micro-manage their drive times to conform to advance planning. Carriers are most likely to confirm availability within 24-48 hours of a customer’s pick-up window – and even then, the times provided are estimates.

We understand that providing estimates within 24-48 hours of pick-up can be less convenient for customers than providing a firm time well in advance, but the nature of affordable auto transportation doesn’t allow for precise advance scheduling. We prefer to inform customers what to reasonably expect from the door-to-door transport service. Our customer Marie said: “This was my first and probably only experience with car transportation, but it all worked out just as Jason said it would.”

If you have any questions about anything you’ve read in online reviews about auto transportation or if you want to know more about what to expect during your auto transport, please give us at Safe Direct Car Shipping a call!