Before you plan to ship your vehicle do remember certain things to reduce cost. Many shipping companies charge for a shipment based on its weight. If you want to cut down on overall weight so that you are charged less then try to remember certain things. Most tanks can carry anywhere from eleven to thirty gallons of gas. See to it that the fuel tank is close to empty. Many vans have extra seats that can be removed. Other items like tool boxes, add-ons and other extras all add weight. If you remove all these things from the vehicle you can cut down on the weight of the vehicle and this can lead to reduction in cost.