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Wednesday, January 26, 2011

How to ship your vehicles overseas

Shipping a car overseas is an easy but quite costly process. The cost depends on the distance, taxes or dues of countries etc. To determine the fees which will be due at that time, keep in touch with your car transporter. To drive your vehicle once you get it at the destination, you should get a state/country issued driver’s license and pay the registration fees related with new license plates or vehicle inspections. Following are the things that must be done to successfully ship your vehicle overseas.

  • Make sure that your vehicle contains not more than ¼ tank of fuel.
  • Contact the U.S Department of State to determine what fees and documents are needed to drive your car once it arrives at the destination.
  • Record the vehicle mileage and make sure that it is in proper condition and clean before bringing it to the port.
  • You will be required to have a valid ID card and two sets of keys.
  • If the vehicle is financed or leased, you should have a written permission from the finance or leasing company to transport the vehicle.
  • Before signing the agreement, read and understand the liability statements and obtain all the necessary documents from the transport company.
  • Try to pick up your vehicle as soon as possible at the port to avoid backlog of shipments and potential problems.

Our shipping service has been a comfort to our customers when shipping their cars. If you are thinking to ship your car, just fill our Online form or mail us to aaat@aaat.com and avail free satisfactory shipping quotes from us right now.

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posted by All America Auto Transport @ 10:07 PM permanent link  

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Tuesday, January 18, 2011

International RoRo Car Shipping

Roll On Roll Off (RORO) is the easiest and cheapest way for transporting your car. RORO shipping is used by leading car manufacturers for shipping vehicles. This process of shipping is simple and fast.
Vehicles are driven on to the ship and are secured inside the car decks where they are safe, clean and dry. It is a specially designed vessel to carry wheeled and tracked cargo like trucks, cars, trailers and construction machines. It has more than one ramp at bow or sides for more flexibility at different berthing conditions.

Types of RORO Ships:
1. Ropax (roll on/roll off passenger): Ropax vessels facilitate the passengers to travel with their cars.
2. ConRo: This vessel combines roro and container services. It has cellular container slots on the top deck and vehicles of heavy machinery on the lower decks.
3. Rolo (roll-on / lift-off): It is a hybrid vessel with ramp for rolling cargo and crane for static units.
4. Car carriers: Car carriers are designed to carry new automobiles at huge quantities. They can also be described as floating autoparks ocean passing service for thousands of cars on single sailing.

Advantages of RORO Shipping:
• Risk of vehicle damage is less during loading and unloading. Damage mostly occurs during crane operations and RORO shipping eliminates the risk by not using the crane.
• Cost of loading and unloading is less compared to LO/LO (lift-on/lift-off) shipping which uses cranes.
• There is no need for disconnecting the cargo.
• Easy lashing and security is assured.
• Goods are handled gently and protected from outside influences.

Our shipping service has been a comfort to our customers when shipping their cars. If you are thinking to ship your car, just fill our Online form or mail us to aaat@aaat.com and avail free satisfactory transport quotes from us right now.

posted by All America Auto Transport @ 9:01 PM permanent link  

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Thursday, January 13, 2011

Increasing Trend of Car Shipping

International shipping is one of the trends that is rising at a rapid speed in this age of globalization. Rate of auto transportation has increased reasonably nowadays since people relocate for various reasons such as business purposes, job opportunities etc. If you want to make such a move, you need to contact a professional shipping company.

You may think to sell your present car and buy a new car in the new country which is quite a costly deal. A wise choice would be to ship your cars overseas since shipping rates are comparatively less than buying a new car.

Also choosing a best transport company to ship your car is not a tough task in recent days. You just type in the keyword online and you will be flooded with several choices. You can compare the rates and services of these companies and select the company which best suits your requirements.

However, before selecting it is better to learn some basics. International shipping service is not same as national shipping service. More legal hazards and formalities are involved in international shipping service. It is always advisable to consult a shipping expert to know the rules and regulations of vehicle  transport which varies for every country.

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companies ensure a safe and secured transportation by providing insurance on your vehicle. If your car is damaged during the transit, you can claim for that damage due to the insurance.

Our shipping service has been a comfort to our customers when shipping their cars. If you are thinking to ship your car, just fill our Online form or mail us to aaat@aaat.com and avail free satisfactory transport quotes from us right now.

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posted by All America Auto Transport @ 9:45 PM permanent link  

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Monday, January 10, 2011

Peculiarities Of Car Shipping Contracts

The contract with the car shipper should be carefully read in order to avoid trouble and to ensure vehicle safety. Following are the important points you need to consider about car shipping contracts:
  • Do not believe any verbal promises since it cannot be subjected to any claims or complaints about shipping your vehicle. If the vehicle shipper does not fulfill their verbal promises, you will not be able to claim for any reimbursement.
  • The clauses regarding payment and delivery date in the contract should be thoroughly studied. Remember that the auto shipper should deliver the car within the stated period of time.
  • Also ask to include the details regarding the cancellation fee in your contract so that you can claim for a waiver if the car transporter fails to collect the vehicle within the stated pick up date.
  • Inquire about the guarantee, cost and insurance your auto transporter will provide.
  • Study all the clauses in the contract carefully and make sure that you have found all the necessary information before you sign the contract with the transport company.
All these points will guarantee your vehicle safety and help you to claim for reimbursement in case your car shipper provides a poor quality service.

Our shipping service has been a comfort to our customers when shipping their cars. If you are thinking to ship your car, just fill our Online form or mail us to aaat@aaat.com and avail free satisfactory quote from us right now.

posted by All America Auto Transport @ 1:10 AM permanent link  

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Thursday, January 06, 2011

Cell Phone and Texting Laws for Vehicle Safety

Following are the state cell phone and text messaging laws enforced for vehicle and passenger safety. Some local jurisdictions may have additional regulations.
Handheld Cell Phones: 8 states (Calif., Conn., Del., Md., N.J., N.Y., Ore. and Wash.), D.C. and the Virgin Islands prohibit all drivers from using handheld cell phones while driving.
oExcept for Maryland, all laws are primary enforcement—an officer may cite a driver for using a handheld cell phone without any other traffic offense taking place.

All Cell Phone Use: No state bans all cell phone use (handheld and hands-free) for all drivers, but many prohibit all cell phone use by certain drivers:
oNovice Drivers: 28 states and D.C. ban all cell phone use by novice drivers.
oSchool Bus Drivers: Bus drivers in 18 states and D.C. may not use a cell phone when passengers are present.

Text Messaging: 30 states, D.C. and Guam ban text messaging for all drivers. 11 of these laws were enacted in 2010. 26 states, D.C., and Guam have primary enforcement. In the other four, texting bans are secondary. 

• Novice Drivers: An additional 8 states prohibit text messaging by novice drivers.

School Bus Drivers: 2 states restrict school bus drivers from texting while driving.

• Some states such as Maine, N.H. and Utah treat cell phone use and texting as part of a larger distracted driving issue. In Utah, cellphone use is an offense only if a driver is also committing some other moving violation (other than speeding).

• Crash Data Collection: Many states include a category for cell phone/electronic equipment distraction on police accident report forms. Recently proposed federal legislation would require states to collect this data in order to qualify for certain federal funding.

• Preemption Laws: Many localities have passed their own distracted driving bans. However, some states – such as Fla., Ky., La., Miss., Nev., and Okla. – prohibit localities from enacting such laws.

Our transport service has been a comfort to our customers when shipping their cars. If you are thinking to ship your car, just fill our Online form or mail us to aaat@aaat.com and avail free satisfactory quote from us right now.

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