Auto Shipping FAQ: What’s the Best Way to Ship a Cargo Van?
Auto transport companies can ship all types of things, from small kit cars to sedans, classic cars, pickup trucks, cargo vans and trucks and a whole lot more – if it can roll and drive under it’s own power (whether it’s currently operational or not), an auto transport company should be able to ship it.
That said, there are different methods available for shipping different vehicles depending on their size and weight, and these different methods can have an impact on your transportation services, price and experience. In this helpful blog post, we’ll discuss the best way to ship a cargo van and how it may differ from “standard” auto transportation services.
Cargo vans are generally built to different specifications for different purposes, so figuring out what you’re looking at when it comes time to ship it will depend heavily on what type of cargo van you’re looking to ship. Different manufacturers will size their cargo vans differently; you can visit our Model and Brand Specific Info page for more on the various makes and models of cargo vans.
For instance, something like the Ford E-Series will usually fit on a standard carrier just fine; while their size and weight may be more than a standard car, they’re akin to something like an F-150 or F-250 in terms of size. While the bigger vans will cost more, as they weigh more, they should still fit on a standard carrier.
There are, of course, vans that cannot fit on a standard open ten-car carrier, and these are the ones that you need to be wary of. These cargo vans tend to be a lot bigger than the ones that you see often and include vehicles such as the Sprinter Van as well as the taller Transit Connects and Nissan NV’s that are out there today.
Cargo vans that are taller than they should be are usually the hardest to ship due to their height; since they can’t fit on a standard carrier, an alternative method is going to be needed and this likely comes via a flatbed car hauler. Flatbed car transporters are more expensive, as they handle specialty freight that doesn’t fit on a standard auto transport truck, and as such they tend to not move a lot of freight all that often – hence the higher price.
Can you ship a taller cargo van? Like any other vehicle on the road today, the answer is yes – it’s all about how, though and how that how will affect your price as well as carrier availability. For more information, you should give us a call at 800-930-7417; it’s our toll-free telephone number and if you call you’ll be connected with a live auto transport agent who can answer your questions, give great advice and give you a free quote to ship whatever type of vehicle you need to ship.
You can also cut right to the chase and fill out our free online auto transport quote request form – if you do, you’ll get an immediate estimate for your shipment followed by a quote within minutes. So no matter what you do, know that American Auto Shipping can help you get it done.