Can I Ship Food in a Car I Am Transporting?
This may not be the most common question, but it’s one that’s been asked before – can one ship food in a car they are looking to transport? The answer, perhaps obviously, is no. There are several reasons why, starting with the fact that auto shippers simply aren’t licensed to transport food and things like that. For one, they aren’t legally allowed to do so, but another reason is that food is heavily regulated, and not just the production of it – transportation, storage, etc. all play a role in that as well. Carriers are licensed companies, and they aren’t allowed to haul things that…well, that they aren’t licensed to haul.
Think about it – if you ship food in a car, chances are it’s going to spoil. The vehicle is loaded and stayed loaded on the truck until it is delivered, so no one goes in it or goes out of it unless the carrier has to move it to get to another vehicle, which is rare as they try to load and unload in such a way so as they don’t have to do that. But there’s no refrigeration, no freezers, and even if you ship a vehicle that does have those, chances are they won’t be on. But even so, carrier’s still aren’t allowed to ship those things anyway, and they wouldn’t check on your stuff just like how they wouldn’t if you put plants or pets in the car you’re shipping.
Really, if you want to ship food in a car, drive it yourself, as that’s the only way it’s going to happen. What is a carrier to do if the food you ship spoils? They aren’t liable for that, it’s not in their license to ship it anyway. Sure, you could probably get away with a box of Otter-Pops or something in the trunk, but at that point you’re deceiving your carrier and telling them you have nothing when really you do have something. Some carriers don’t mind if you have some junk in the trunk, but that usually extends to, you know, non-perishable things like blankets, pillows, clothes, not food. So don’t try to ship food in a car you are looking to transport – it won’t end well for anyone.
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