Can I Ship Fireworks in a Car?
In a nutshell, no, you cannot ship fireworks in a car. But there are several reasons as to why, and we want to discuss some of those today. The U.S. government heavily regulated fireworks, which isn’t surprising considering their explosive nature. Because of this, care needs to be taken when transporting them. While the average citizen can get away with crossing state lines to buy better fireworks, it’s different for commercial ventures. Auto shipping carriers have to take caution that what they are shipping is allowed and that they are not breaking any laws. And they don’t like having the wool pulled over their eyes.
Do People Really ask if they can Ship Fireworks in a Car?
Surprisingly, yes. People try to get all sorts of things shipped inside their vehicle, and on the one hand it makes sense. Why waste time and money using a specialty mail carrier when you could simply put it in a car and save both? Customers have asked us if they can ship pets, food, even firearms, and all of those are strictly prohibited. I’ve actually had a guy ask if he could ship a cooler full of ice – not realizing that it would melt days before he ever got it. You’d be surprised at what people try to do to circumvent the rules.
What’s the Reason I Can’t Ship Fireworks in a Car?
We know that the Fourth was yesterday, and we certainly hope that you all had a wonderful time. But fireworks are explosives – they are volatile and unpredictable and they can do devastating damage to people and things. Car shippers cannot control the conditions in your vehicle while they are shipping your vehicle. While you will likely not put any fireworks in any place where they could accidentally blow up, no one is going to take that risk. Not only that but carriers also have to be wary of breaking any laws; the United States has fifty different states and all of them have different rules. It’s better and easier for a carrier to simply say you can’t ship fireworks in a car.
Forget Fireworks – Can I Get Free Quotes to Ship a Car?
If you are interested in leaving the fireworks at home and getting quotes to ship a car, take a minute or two and fill out our free quote request form. It shouldn’t take you more than a minute but it will net you free quotes from top-rated car shippers. We work only with the best in the industry, and we know this because we do our homework. We clear each and every company you’ll get a quote from for both dependability and reliability. That includes making sure each is fully licensed, bonded and insured. If you have questions about our services, don’t hesitate to contact one of our agents any time, toll-free, at 800-930-7417.