Shipping Personal Items in a Vehicle

Shipping Personal Items in a VehicleAre you interested in shipping personal items in a vehicle when you ship your car? It’s something that most car carriers will allow, though there are more than a few stipulations and things to keep aware of. It’s important that you actually tell someone that you’re planning on shipping personal items in a vehicle, though. Not all carriers are equipped to handle vehicles with items in them, and there are things that are illegal to ship in a car across state lines. Many more items are restricted or limited, which can make things even more difficult for you. We recommend speaking to an agent about shipping personal items in a vehicle, as they can explain the process more to you. They can also explain how to go about securing them properly.

About shipping personal items in a vehicle

Most of the time you actually can’t ship any personal items in a vehicle. This is because carriers on the road aren’t actually allowed to haul household items. So, they’re pretty restricted to what they can ship. And what they can ship is…well, cars, pretty much. So, your empty fish tank is a household item, as are any clothes or blankets you want to put in your trunk. That TV you want to give to your brother? That’s a household item, too. Anything that isn’t a part of the car you’re shipping – or that doesn’t belong in the car, anyway – is considered a household item. And what makes it so complicated to ship these things with a car carrier is the fact that they aren’t licensed to haul them.

This can be problematic. A carrier caught with household items in their cargo can be fined for going outside their license. Obviously this is something that no carrier wants, so many of them simply say no personal items at all. However, many more will simply give it an “out of sight, out of mind” approach and let you put stuff in the trunk. This however requires you to be smart about what you put in there. If you put too much weight in your trunk, you could push your vehicle overweight. Most of the time this isn’t an issue, but if everyone does it it definitely will become an issue. Talk to an agent about what you’re planning on putting in your vehicle before you ship it. They may have advice and tips for getting the best services you can.

Can I still get quotes to ship a car with personal items in it?

You can, but chances are you’re going to want to discuss it with an agent beforehand. Shipping a car is far from easy, and it’s important that you do all you can to make it as fast and easy as possible. This includes possibly cleaning out your vehicle, if necessary. If you’re looking for free quotes to ship a car make sure to fill out our free quote form. If you fill it out and submit it you’ll receive free quotes in your email from top car transporters. We make sure they’re fully licensed and bonded and that they only work with top-rated, reliable carriers. If you have questions or concerns you can contact us any time at 800-384-1253 today.

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