How Shipping a Cargo Van Works

Shipping a Cargo VanShipping a cargo van, all things considered, shouldn’t be all that difficult. While they are definitely larger than standard cars, most car transporters know how to handle a cargo van. But that doesn’t mean that there won’t be difficulties, of course. There are a lot of cargo vans out there on the market, ranging from small vans to massive industrial-sized sprinters. In this, shipping a cargo van is almost like shipping a pickup truck, as the details are going to be what affects your price the most. It will determine carrier availability, what kind of carrier is used, and how much your shipment costs.

How shipping a cargo van is done

Like with any vehicle you need to ship, shipping a cargo van starts with quotes. You want to make sure you get quotes from different shipping companies to compare prices, as pricing for cargo vans can vary drastically among different shippers. They look at the size of the cargo van, its condition, and any specific requests you may have. Also, the route is important, as is the time of year, at least when determining price and pickup windows. If your cargo van is much larger than a typical one, the dimensions of it may be required. Having the actual dimensions of a cargo van make it easier to price and makes it easier to get more accurate quotes.

From there, a carrier that can ship your cargo van is shipped. If it’s a standard, stock cargo van, chances are that open transportation will be just fine. However, if it’s something like a large Sprinter van or some other large cargo van, a flatbed hauler may be needed. Honestly it depends on the size, just like when you ship a pickup truck. This again is why dimensions can be important, so if you’re unsure you need them it’s better to have them just in case. You can also call us at our toll-free number to speak to an agent, too. They can answer questions, give advice, and help you get your quotes.

Can I get quotes for shipping a cargo van?

If you are interested in shipping a ca, have no fear. Most every car shipper will be able to transport them. And while an open carrier is the standard method of shipping a car, some larger cargo vans may not fit. As such, quotes for cargo vans of that size will have to be customized, which is best handled over the phone. While we cannot give quotes over the phone, you can call us any time at 800-384-1253. Our agents can answer questions and get you on the right track for your shipment. You can also fill out our free form to get quotes emailed to you. You will want to mark your vehicle as “other” in the make section, then speak to their agents about what you’re shipping. Either way is a good way to get quotes for shipping a limousine, though.

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