Terminal-to-Terminal Auto Shipping Service
A terminal is simply an auto shipping center used by the company you choose. From these hubs they ship and deliver vehicles. For some, this is the most convenient way to handle pick ups and deliveries. For others, it is the only accessible way for them to handle pick ups and deliveries. The auto shipping carrier truck may be too large to access the vehicle at owner preferred sites. Another reason to use a terminal is that the auto shipping company may not offer pick ups or deliveries in the town the owner designates.
By using the terminal, there may be discounted charges on your auto shipping rates. It may allow for quicker shipping, and it can feel more secure to the vehicle owner to conduct transactions in person at a terminal than over the phone or internet.
It may be quicker and easier to get copies of all signed paperwork when a terminal is used. For some, having that one-on-one contact and being able to place a name with a face helps them to feel better about conducting such transactions.
Be sure you have all personal items removed prior to taking your vehicle to the terminal, or that you have the means to take them with you after removing them at the terminal. Inspect your vehicle carefully, and make sure that the terminal agent and you have the same notations about the condition of your vehicle. This applies to both the drop off and pick up of your vehicle to the auto transport company terminal. Try to have the amount of gas in your vehicle down to about a quarter tank of a tank before leaving it at the auto transport company terminal. Part of the reason for eliminating gas from the tank is due to the added weight. Charges are assessed for the weight of your vehicle.