Something you have to realize when you’re shipping a car is that carriers are trained to transport vehicles. We’ve had a lot of customers ask us whether they can ship specific household goods, ranging from the mundane to the exotic. While many carriers will adopt a “junk in the trunk” mentality for a lot of things, there are certain items that they have to put their foot down for. We’ve covered a few before, notably pets and guns. But we’ve never spoken about whether or not you can ship plants in a car. And the answer is “most likely not.”
I can’t ship plants in a car?
Not usually, no. Plants are living things, even if they operate a bit differently than what we’re used to. But they still require food and water and nutrients and room to grow. Most of the time plants won’t even fit in a car, but even if they can you likely still can’t put them in there. For one, a carrier can’t take the time to care for them the way they would need to. They can’t stop every day to water some customer’s plants. They have better things to do with their time. They also accept zero responsibility for the outcome of it even if they do let it slide or don’t see it. So right there that’s two things.
But more than that is the fact that if something happens and that plant tips over you suddenly have soil all over your car. The carrier won’t take responsibility for that – why would they? Yeah, your car will be secured on the truck, but that doesn’t secure it from the laws of physics. If a plant is not secured properly it can tip over under heavy cornering or braking. Thus, it would spill all that soil all over the place, much to your chagrin. The carrier won’t care – their job is to ship your car from A to B and make sure it arrives without damage or incident. But if you make their job harder, you can’t be surprised if it shows up with soil all over the backseat, you know?
But I can get quotes to ship a car, right?
Of course! Regardless of whether you’re trying to ship plants in a car we can help. Just take a minute or two and fill out our free auto transportation quote request form. It shouldn’t take more than a minute or two but it will net you free quotes from top shipping companies. We clear each and every company you get a quote from for both dependability and reliability. This includes making sure each is fully licensed and bonded. We also make sure they only work with top-rated carriers who are fully licensed and insured. If you have questions, don’t hesitate to contact us at 800-930-7417. Our agents can help you get your free quotes and also explain more about the industry.
This may be old news by now, but your auto transport inspection is incredibly important when it comes to shipping a car. You need to actually do an inspection with your carrier and also take it seriously, and this blog post will (hopefully) explain why. See when you ship a car you have to do an inspection – it’s actually required. You have to sign off on the inspection report along with your driver. These are primarily for insurance purposes, and gives insurance companies a good basis of comparison. This is mostly in the event the vehicle is damaged during transport, though, which is rare.
Do I have to do an auto transport inspection?
Yes, you do. Okay, if you can’t be there, you can have someone else do it for you, but someone has to. This can be a friend or a coworker or a family member, thankfully. Really, it can be anyone so long as your shipper knows who they are and their relation to you. The worst thing a carrier can do, aside from totaling their truck, is pick up the wrong car. So they want to make sure that doesn’t happen. But an auto transport inspection is also to make sure that customers aren’t trying to get away with insurance fraud. You’d be surprised at how often that can happen, you know.
It’s relatively easy – unmarked pre-existing damage to a vehicle has, in the past, tried to be passed off as damage during transit. Naturally carriers don’t want to pay to repair damages they didn’t cause, and insurance companies don’t either. To avoid that, they require an inspection. And to make sure the inspection is done right, they make both the customer and the carrier sign off on it. Make sure to do your inspection, be thorough and be truthful. It can end up saving you a lot of time, money and hassle if you just do it right the first time.
Do I need to do an inspection to get free quotes?
No, though you will need to do an auto transport inspection to ship. But that comes later – for free quotes, just fill out and submit our online quote form. It’s completely free for you and won’t take more than a minute or two. However, it will get you free quotes in your email inbox from some of the best car transporters in the industry. We know they’re among the best because we clear them for it. We make sure they are fully licensed and bonded and that they only work with top-rated carriers who are licensed and insured. If you have questions or concerns, don’t worry. You can contact one of our agents any time at 800-930-7417.
Baton Rouge is a city located in the U.S. state of Louisiana. It is currently the capital of the entire state and the county seat of East Baton Rouge Parish. Household moving to Baton Rouge is often relatively easy to find considering it is the second-largest city in Louisiana as well as its capital. This means that there is often high demand for moving services both to and from the city as well as to and from its sprawling metro area. Baton Rouge also serves as the political capital of Louisiana, which is also another reason why moving there is fairly popular. Of course, it may not see as much demand as New Orleans, but Baton Rouge shouldn’t be too difficult to find moving services to.
So household moving to Baton Rouge is popular then?
It’s probably not as popular as New Orleans, but that’s okay. It’s not as large as New Orleans so it’s not all that surprising. But yes, household moving to Baton Rouge is fairly popular. Moving companies want to run routes through heavily populated areas, as it’s where their customers are. This is a lot like auto transportation services too. It just helps keep things faster and easier for both the mover and for you. Populated areas tend to be easier and faster for them to get to and from. Much of this has to do with increased demand as well as easier access in the form of interstate highways. Rural areas tend to cost more for this reason while urban areas tend to be on the cheaper side.
Can I get quotes for household moving to Baton Rouge?
If you are interested in moving to or from Baton Rouge, Louisiana, take a minute or two and fill out our free quote request form here. That link gets you access to our dedicated moving quote form as well as our dedicated moving articles. They will explain more about the process, if you’d like to learn more. But more importantly our moving quote form gets you free quotes from top-rated movers. They typically start emailing you your quotes within about an hour of submitting your information. If you’re interested in both car shipping and household moving quotes, just fill out our auto transport quote form. You will have the option to receive both if you’d like. And, if you have questions, or need help getting your quotes, call us any time at 800-930-7417.
Lake Charles is a city located in Calcasieu Parish, in the U.S. state of Louisiana. It is currently home to a population of over 71,900 residents, making it the fifth-largest city in Louisiana by population. This makes it easier to find car transport to Lake Charles, though it is still a far cry from a city such as New Orleans. Auto transporters, as you may know, like to run routes into and out of big cities with large populations. Also, sprawling metropolitan areas are a big draw for carriers, considering the uptick in potential customers. As the fifth-largest city, though, it does help when it comes to shipping to or from Louisiana.
Is car transport to Lake Charles popular, though?
It’s a lot more popular than shipping to or from rural or backwater towns and parishes, that’s for sure. But it’s all relative – car transport to Lake Charles is less popular than shipping to New Orleans or Baton Rouge. So really, it just depends on the time of year and whether there’s a carrier that can make money on the route. Luckily, thanks to the city’s size as well as its location, there tends to be at least some demand at any given time. This means that carriers can usually make some decent cash on the route through Lake Charles. And much of that has to do with its location along Interstate 10.
The interstate highways are vitally important for car shippers. They help them get from one major city to another quickly, which reduces transit times. And because they are high-speed routes, fuel economy is better on the highways, which means less time at the pump. So carriers can save money on overhead costs like fuel and maintenance. So any city that sits along an interstate is usually going to be cheaper to ship to or from. Remember, most of a carrier’s overhead is in fuel, and most of their time is spent driving. If they can spend less money and time shipping a car, it’s going to cost the customer (you) less as well.
Can I get quotes for car transport to Lake Charles?
If you’re interested in car transport to Lake Charles, Louisiana, take a minute or two and fill out our free quote form. It shouldn’t take you more than a minute or two to fill out and submit, but it will net you free quotes from some of the best auto transporters in the industry. We clear each and every company you get a quote from for both dependability and reliability. This includes making sure they’re all fully licensed and bonded. This way, you know you’ll be in good hands from start to finish. If you have questions or concerns, don’t hesitate to contact us any time at 800-930-7417.
The Tucson Metropolitan Statistical Area is a metropolitan area in the U.S. state of Arizona. It includes all of Pima County, the second-largest county in the state. Auto transport to metro Tucson is often fairly easy to find, considering it is the county seat of Pima County and the second-largest city in Arizona. Not only that, it is home to over 980,200 residents, and also the southern terminal of the “Arizona Sun Corridor,” a stretch of I-10 from Phoenix to Tucson that has seen heavily development in recent decades. This makes finding auto transport to metro Tucson easier as well.
But is auto transport to metro Tucson popular?
On the whole, it is. It may not see the demand that the Phoenix metro area does, but it still is popular nonetheless. The metro area is home to a bit under a million residents, but Tucson is home to over half a million. So Tucson itself is the main auto transportation hub of metro Tucson, which to be fair is the way it usually is. But auto transporters like running routes into and out of major cities with large, sprawling metropolitan areas. In Arizona this is usually Phoenix, though Tucson will work as well.
The biggest saving grace for auto transport to metro Tucson, though, tends to be Interstate 10. Auto shippers want to run routes to and from big cities with large populations and sprawling metro areas. This has been established. But they still have to get from one to the other, and the faster they can do that the better. I-10 allows carriers easy access to a number of high profile cities and metropolitan areas, too. It’s a major east-west interstate highway and as such sees lots of auto shipping traffic as well. It makes it easier to get to Tucson, which results in faster transit times and lower prices for you.
Can I get quotes to ship to metro Tucson?
If you are interested in auto transport to metro Tucson, Arizona, take a minute or two and fill out our free quote form. It shouldn’t take more than a minute or two from start to finish and will net you free quotes from some of the best auto shippers in the industry. We clear each and every company you get a quote from for both dependability and reliability. This includes making sure they are fully licensed and bonded and that they only work with reputable, reliable carriers. If you have questions or concerns, don’t hesitate to contact us any time, toll-free, at 800-930-7417.
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