11/09/16 11:29AM Auto Transport, Custom Trucks

Are You Moving? Read On....

Pointers for Moving a Truck Long Distance

Finding the safest way to have a prized truck moved to a new home when you are making a long-distance move can be a little overwhelming to most people. Itís simple to plan to drive a car or even to pull one behind a moving truck, but when you need to make plans to have one hauled professionally because it is a classic car, a beautiful new truck, a powerful custom truck or one that needs to be taken care of during a move, you may find that your options are difficult to choose and it can be a bit of a challenge to determine what the best way to get it moved will be. This is especially true if you own more than one car or truck and need to arrange moving services for them as well as your household goods and other effects.

Before even taking on the task of figuring out how to move the vehicle, you may want to contact the state you are moving to find out what requirements will be mandatory to drive in the new state. This includes:

         Safety Inspections

         Emissions Requirements

         Driverís License Requirements

         Insurance Laws

         Registration and Title Fees

         License Plate Requirements

You will want to know that different regions of the country have different insurance coverage regulations and the cost for coverage varies from one state to another. While you may be paying a low rate currently, moving can cause your insurance rates to skyrocket or even plummet depending on the state you move to. This is something you will need to discuss ahead of time with your current insurance provider.

 

Moving the Car with Your Personal Belongings

Thankfully, when it comes to moving your car or truck, you are going to find that you have quite a few good options to check into to get the job done. One thing you may want to check into is going to be asking your the movers if they can load your car onto the moving truck or haul it behind the truck on a car dolly. This works for standard cars and trucks, especially those that are driven frequently. If you have a custom-built car or truck, a classic, luxury, vintage or other special car or truck, you probably will want to check other options rather than have the vehicle hauled along with your household goods.

 

Driving the Vehicle

Some people opt to drive their vehicle to the new location and while this may be an option if you are making a local move, it should not be an option when making a long-distance move. Driving long distance places quite a bit of wear and tear on a vehicle and will cost the owner out of pocket expenses for upkeep and maintenance including having the oil changed, tires rotated or other general maintenance. If you or a driver hired should have an accident, it can also cost a great deal of money to pay for repairs to property or hospital bills for personal injuries.

 

Hiring a Professional Auto Transporter

When it all comes down to it, the most reliable way to have a car or truck moved is going to be by hiring a professional auto moving company to ship your car. A professional auto transporter will offer fully insured transport options for your vehicle and they can even move boats, ATVís, motorcycles and other vehicles for you if you need to have them moved. It will be much safer to hire a pro than to haul the car or truck on your own and chance having an accident or finding that you wind up spending far more money than expected from having to stop at a hotel overnight, refueling more than expected or chancing a financial loss due to a vehicle accident that causes property or personal damage.

How Transport is Priced

Auto transport is priced based on the distance from the pickup location to the drop off location, the type of vehicle you own, the weight and height of the vehicle and the mode of transport that you choose to carry your car during delivery.

Modes of Transport

When a vehicle is moved via interstate, it can be transported either on an open-air trailer or inside of an enclosed trailer. Open air is safe for most vehicles but they are fully exposed to all elements during transport. This means that vehicles are exposed to inclement weather, insects and animals, other cars and trucks and even other people that may encounter the vehicle.

With enclosed transport, vehicles are sealed inside of a protective trailer that prevents contact with weather, insects and animals and people that could possibly cause damage to the vehicle. Depending on the size of the trailer, cars and trucks may be shipped with other vehicles inside the trailer or they may be shipped alone. Enclosed transport options are best for custom cars and trucks, sports cars and trucks, classics, exotics and luxury cars as the enclosed environment helps ensure a protective environment for the vehicle.

 

No matter which mode of transport you choose to have the vehicle moved during your long-distance move, be sure there is plenty of insurance coverage, whether your own personal auto policy or the policy held by a professional transporter and always thoroughly inspect it and take detailed pictures before it leaves for transport.