Choosing a Vehicle Shipping Company: 5 Things to Consider

1. Reputation

We know that your car is one of your most expensive and maybe even your most prized possession. When choosing a vehicle shipping company, you want to make sure that the company who is handling your vehicle, whether it is a sub-compact car, a luxury car, or even a boat, is concerned with its safe arrival to the delivery destination. Nationwide Auto Transport has been in the transport business for over ten years. Our auto transport company is family-owned and operated, and we take pride in giving our customers exemplary service. Please take a moment to read some testimonials from current and former Nationwide customers.

A reputable auto transport company will not pressure you into making an immediate decision. Often bad companies will try to force customers into making a decision by telling them the vehicle moving quote price is only good for that day. Also, a reliable auto transport company will not require customers to make a nonrefundable, upfront deposit. Often companies that try to force an immediate decision and require a nonrefundable deposit have quoted a low price that will not get the customer’s vehicle moved in a timely manner, but the customer cannot cancel without losing the deposit. This is why choosing a quality auto transport company from the beginning of the vehicle moving process is crucial.

Read more about choosing the right vehicle moving company for you on Nationwide’s car shipping blog, Four Biggest Mistakes When Choosing a Car Transport Company.

2. Licensing

Nationwide Auto Transport is licensed by the Federal Motor Carriers Safety Administration. Our MC number is 616917. You can visit the FMCSA to view our safety record.

3. Insurance

Check with your own vehicle insurance company as well as the vehicle shipping company to find out what is covered and what is not during the moving of your vehicle. It might be necessary to obtain more insurance to ensure that your vehicle is covered against any type of accidental or “acts of God” damage that may occur during the time your vehicle is being moved.

Nationwide Auto Transport and all of their auto transporters have valid insurance to cover damages that might occur during the vehicle moving process.

4. Shipping Options

Nationwide Auto Transport offers four major vehicle shipping options to consider. All of our auto transport services are door-to-door as long as the locations are accessible by our auto transporters. You can request a free vehicle moving quote online or contact one of our representatives at 800-689-6498.

1. Open Car Transport

This type of vehicle shipping is the least expensive way to ship your vehicle. Your vehicle is moved on an auto transporter with an open trailer. Nationwide is able to ship any type of vehicle, including trucks, SUVs, motorcycles and boats.

2. Enclosed Auto Transport

Nationwide’s Enclosed Auto Transport Service provides the most protection for your vehicle. Our enclosed auto transporters use enclosed trailers that keep your vehicle safe from the weather or any other type of dirt or grime that may be encountered, as well as road hazards. We recommend enclosed vehicle shipping for exotic cars, classic cars, luxury autos, motorcycles, or vehicles that have a high sentimental value to the owner.

3. Express Car Shipping

Nationwide’s express vehicle moving service offers our customers the fastest possible vehicle shipping available. We use an open auto transporter and your vehicle will be picked up within 48 hours of placing your vehicle shipping order. Nationwide customers also have the option of express vehicle moving on an enclosed auto transporter. This special service is for those customers who need our enclosed services and are in a hurry. To discuss this vehicle moving option contact one of our Vehicle Shipping Specialists at 800-689-6498.

4. Specialty Vehicle Shipping Services

Our specialty services provide heavy haul transportation using oversized transporters. Heavy haul refers to vehicles that are oversize in length, width and/or height, like boats or trucks. This service option is also for customers who are shipping equipment.

5. Vehicle Shipping Schedule and Delivery Options

Unlike many other vehicle shipping companies, Nationwide Auto Transport only uses one trailer to transport your vehicle. We offer a 1 – 4 day pick up window, meaning that once you place your vehicle shipping order with us, we will pick up your vehicle in 1 – 4 days. Our vehicle moving schedule generally takes from 7 – 10 days to go coast to coast, 3 – 5 days to go north to south, and 4 – 6 days to go from the Midwest to either coast.