Military Auto Shipping: What is it?

Military Auto ShippingSimply put, military auto shipping services are just what they sound like – shipping vehicles for military members. It can also include shipping military vehicles, such as humvees and jeeps. Every transportation company out there, be they a broker or a carrier, will offer military car transport services for military members, both active and retired. It is quite rare to see services offered for active service members but not retired service members, and vice-versa. In our experience, auto transporters do not discriminate based on active or retired duty.

You can find vehicle shipping services on open, enclosed, and even flatbed transport trucks depending on what you are shipping. Open transportation services are often the cheapest and most cost-effective services to use. Enclosed is often suggested for more expensive vehicles that are not driven daily. Note, however, that enclosed transport generally takes longer to find than open transport services. The last, flatbed shipping, is an on-demand service used for large vehicles that cannot fit on standard transport trucks.

Please note, however, that we’re discussing military auto transport services throughout the United States. Almost every car transport company that you’ll find handles domestic auto shipping services, and not international. If you are transporting a vehicle to a military base outside the United States and its outlying territories, you will need an international transportation company.

Military Car Shipping: Discounts For Military Members

Military Auto ShippingAny auto transport company that offers military auto shipping will provide a discount for our men and women in uniform. This can range from a simple $25 off your total cost to over a hundred bucks, depending on the shipper. Did you know we here at American Auto Shipping offer military car shipping discounts too?

Since the military only pays to ship one vehicle per service member, anyone in the military needing auto shipping for a second vehicle needs to go to an independent auto shipper in order to get it moved.  Most auto transport companies offer military auto shipping, though.

It’s best to look at which companies provide military auto shipping services before you book with anyone. Some companies may not offer military auto shipping discounts. It’s important to tell your auto shipper that you are a member of the military. Make sure to have proper identification before you book with a company that offers a military auto shipping discount as well. Requirements for a military discount will be different from shipper to shipper as well. We recommend you speak to a representative to learn more.

Military Auto Shipping: What And Where You Can Ship

Most companies that offer military auto shipping services – including us – can haul just about any kind of vehicle. Whether you need to ship a car, truck, SUV, minivan, 4×4, ATV, motorcycle, jet ski, or something else, we can move it for you.

Most companies that ship for military members can pick up and deliver at a military base. It has to be acceptable with the base commander, though. Get permission before you have pickup or delivery at the base. If your vehicle cannot be delivered to a military base, you’ll need to meet your shipper somewhere nearby. Chances are, however, that you can get it shipped close to the gates or the entrance of the base. You can also have your vehicle shipped to and from your house if you need it to be.

Many carrier companies are happy to meet you outside the base as well. This is a great alternative if the transport truck cannot get onto the base but the commanding officer is okay with it happening right outside.

Ultimately, military auto shipping services are relatively easy to find and, with discounts, more affordable than ever.

Military Car Shipping: Military Vehicles

Military Auto ShippingNot all companies that offer military auto shipping will ship specific military vehicles. At American Auto Shipping, we can handle them. If you’re shipping a military vehicle be sure to fill out our online, instant, car shipping quote form. You’ll get a quote immediately without any hassle.

You can also contact us toll-free over the phone to get a quote from one of our agents. You’d be surprised how many people like old military jeeps, and we’ve seen people wanting to ship decommissioned tanks and the like. While not everyone can ship a deactivated tank, some actually can.

The U.S. military has its own shippers that they prefer, but if you’re shipping something from an army surplus store or something we can definitely ship it. Whether it’s an old World War II-era army jeep or something else, like an armored personnel carrier or something, we can help you get it moved.

Some of the military’s old vehicles may not fit on a standard carrier, so expect to pay a bit more for a flatbed auto shipper if your auto transport representative says you need one. A flatbed carrier will be required if your vehicle is too heavy or too large to fit on a regular auto transport truck.

Military Auto Shipping: Ship with American Auto Shipping

If you’re a military service member, whether active or retired, we can get you a great rate to ship your vehicle. We work with top-rated car shipping carriers that offer open, enclosed, and flatbed transportation services to the entire contiguous United States. We also offer military shipping services to Alaska, Hawaii, as well as overseas U.S. territories.

We can also ship any kind of military vehicle you may need to ship! Whether it’s a standard-sized military jeep, a humvee, a surplus tank…if it’s a military vehicle with wheels, chances are we can get it moved for you at a great rate.

If you’re interested in shipping a vehicle with us, give us a call at 800-930-7417 or fill out our free online quote form to get a quote to ship your vehicle. If you’re shipping a military vehicle that is not a standard-sized vehicle, make sure to give us a call. Our representatives can take your information and get you your free quote to ship any vehicle you need moved. So no matter what kind of vehicle it is or where it’s shipping from or to, let American Auto Shipping help you get it moved.

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