Why Transporting Your Car by Train May Not Be the Best Idea

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    HERE’S WHY TRANSPORTING YOUR CAR BY RAIL MAY NOT BE THE BRIGHTEST IDEA

    5 REASONS WHY YOU MAY WANT TO CONSIDER HIRING AN AUTO SHIPPING CARRIER 

    It is no wonder why people tend to get apprehensive when it comes to getting solutions about their cars — and why shouldn’t you? For most people, perhaps, including yourself, the vehicle is one of their most prized investments after their home. While for some others, their car is probably the most precious. This explains why transporting a vehicle, whether private or business-owned requires due diligence all the way —  from pick-up to delivery, with absolutely no assumptions whatsoever!

    Here are 5 (five) reasons why shipping your car by train may not be the brightest idea after all:

    DEFINED/INFLEXIBLE TRANSPORT ROUTE

    With bus shuttles, and train transportation available for day-to-day transport. Isn’t the whole essence of owning a car hinged upon the flexibility and comforts it provides, among other amazing benefits? A direct contrast to what you don’t get when your car gets shipped to you by rail; especially if the destination (your home or office) is not situated along the rail line. This would, therefore, mean that you are left stranded, or you are left with fewer options on how and when your vehicle gets transported by a secondary vehicle moving company. 

    PRIVATELY OWNED VEHICLES ARE NOT TRANSPORTED BY TRAIN

    Trains ship publicly owned vehicles only! Yes! You read that correctly!! And as popular as it may sound, some are completely oblivious of this fact. Chances are the train auto-shipping service may be unwilling or unable to help you; since your vehicle is privately owned.

    AUTO TRANSPORT BY TRAIN TAKES A SIGNIFICANT AMOUNT OF TIME

    Imagine that you find a rail transport solution for your car that’s capable of transporting your vehicle to your chosen destination. You may want to examine the fact, whether or not, you are willing to wait, however, the time it would take for your car to arrive. This is particularly so because of the somewhat routine stops at certain stations or the railroad switches that the trains are required to make as they travel. A factor that may prolong the travel time of the train, and by implication, resulting in an extended delivery delay of your car. A trusted auto-shipping carrier via truck, on the other hand, may only require a maximum of two stops a day, and would certainly get your vehicle delivered to you in record time.

    CAR MOVERS ARE OFTEN REQUIRED TO GET THE VEHICLE DELIVERED TO YOUR LOCATION

    Unless your house is situated around the train station or terminal, you may still require the services of a car carrier’s vehicle to help unload your vehicle from the train and then load it onto their truck for safe delivery to a designated terminal or right at your doorstep. This could imply an additional and probably more expensive cost, put together, as compared to if you had hired the auto-shipping company to take care of the entire logistics from the original pick-up to delivery.

    YOU ARE RESTRICTED FROM KEEPING ANY PERSONAL ITEMS IN AUTO TRANSPORT BY TRAIN

    This is, perhaps, one of the biggest drawbacks of car transportation by train. Although auto shipping carriers generally discourage the idea of keeping too many personal items inside the car while on transit because they fear that the items could cause damage to the car’s interior. You may still enjoy the liberty of placing a few things inside the car especially if they are properly secured and the weight is within the prescribed range.

    CONCLUSION

    Interesting as it may sound, one of the most popular reasons why people favor shipping their cars by rail is the fact that the train can convey several vehicles at a time with relatively the amount of fuel consumption by train as compared to using trucks for the conveyance. This often leads to the assumption that their cost of transportation may be significantly reduced. This, however, may not be exactly true, especially when one considers other factors such as the aforementioned, and more!

    NEED A RELIABLE AUTO-SHIPPING CARRIER FOR YOUR CAR MOVING NEEDS?

    If you decide to call on Brookwide Inc., an Auto Shipping company, for the delivery of your vehicles, as part of your vacation or during a move, you will benefit from many advantages. In terms of the estimate, the team will immediately tell you if they can fulfill your request, and at what price.

    Once committed to your contract, they always make it a point of duty to satisfy all your requests as quickly as possible. They are available 24/7 and you can reach them whenever you need their service. A specific contact is dedicated to you. Highly qualified and very professional — to ensure that you are completely satisfied.

    Do you want to transport cars, Quads, Golf caddies, electric carts from a pick point to your desired destination? The auto transport company, Brookwide Inc., can be trusted to take charge of all your vehicle transport needs and deliver them to you quickly and safely at the location you have chosen.

    FAQs

    Is my vehicle insured?2021-01-20T03:58:59-05:00

    Yes, your vehicle will be insured against any transport damage caused by driver negligence. Our drivers carry a minimum of $1,000,000 in liability insurance. Each driver is also required to carry a minimum of $100,000 or move in cargo insurance (depending on the size of the truck the vehicle is being transported on) Enclosed carriers require more cargo insurance.

    How do I prepare my Vehicle?2021-01-20T03:58:43-05:00

    Please have no more than 1/2 tank of fuel, remove all personal items from your vehicle, repair any chips and/or cracks in your windows and make sure your vehicle is prepared for changing weather conditions. For additional tips, see our Vehicle Shipping Checklist.

    Can I put luggage or any personal items into my vehicle?2021-01-20T03:58:29-05:00

    Yes, you are allowed to put up to 100 lbs. of personal belongings in your vehicle. It must be confined to the trunk area and must be well secured. All personal items in the vehicle are placed there at the owner’s risk; they are not covered by the truck’s insurance. We do not recommend packing electronics, breakable items, or valuable items. An additional fee will be charged if you put more then 100 lbs. into your vehicle.

    What are my payment options?2021-01-20T03:58:18-05:00

    Cashier’s check, postal money orders, personal checks, or company checks will be accepted for your deposit only. For the remaining balance due, all payments must be made via cash, cashier’s check, postal money order, or official bank check ONLY. No credit cards are accepted for the final payment.

    What if my vehicle gets damaged?2021-01-20T03:58:07-05:00

    It’s very unlikely that your vehicle will be damaged – but should damage occur, please be sure to note it on the Bill of Lading and have the driver sign it. Claims cannot be processed by the driver’s insurance company if the damage is not noted at the time of delivery.

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