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Car Shipping Insurance

Your car is always insured while on a car carrier.

Statistics show that less than 5 percent of vehicles arrive with any type of damages. Still, you need to understand the auto transport insurance.

Is insurance included in my shipping rate?

Yes, insurance is included in your auto shipping rate. All vehicle transport carriers are legally required to have cargo insurance.

This information can be verified with the Department of Transportation online.

When you call to place an order, confirm these policies and their amounts.

Cargo coverage requirements are not administered by any government agency – it is your responsibility and that of your broker to verify that insurance is current.

What is the limit of insurance coverage?

Liability limits vary based on the type of carrier you choose. Typically, auto transporters purchase $250,000 coverage, which comes down to about $25,000 per car.

If you are shipping a car that is worth more, we recommend that you request a carrier with greater coverage. All open car carriers usually carry a liability of $250,000.

Many enclosed trailers carry insurance of $500,000, and that can go up to $2 million if the customers prefer.

Covered trailers are used for high-end, sports, and luxury automobiles. Once your car is dispatched, you can request the Certificate of Insurance.

What type of damage does it cover?

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During shipping, your car will be insured under the Inland Marine Insurance. Don’t let the name confuse you.

Although this type of insurance was originally created to protect the cargo transported by water, with time its definition has expanded to cover the goods and property moved by land.

This coverage includes damages during loading, unloading, and transit. It also includes anything from theft, dents, and scratches to a total loss of a vehicle.

In the unlikely event of car damage, the customer should note all visible irregularities on the Bill of Lading, have the trucker sign it, and give you a copy of the document

It is important that you do an inspection at pick-up and then at delivery alongside the truck driver. This is your only opportunity to inspect and report damages.

If the delivery happens to be at night, make sure to inspect your car under bright lights.

Take pictures of any damages that might have occurred. Contact your car shipping company and they will help you file a claim.

Does insurance cover personal belongings?

Car shipping companies insure your vehicle during transport, but they do not insure any personal belongings left inside the car.

If you were thinking to ship your guitar collection inside your vehicle, think twice.

Although it’s possible to arrange for your personal items to be transported inside your vehicle, items will not be insured in case of damage or theft.

Your personal belongings may be protected under your home insurance policy. Talk to your home insurance agent to learn more.

Do I have to pay any deductible?

No, you do not have to pay any deductible if there was damage during transport.

When everything is noted on the BOL you can file a claim with the insurance company and wait for its resolution.

Additionally, your own auto insurance company may also offer coverage while your vehicle is in transit. Get in touch with them to get the details of your policy.

If you are a classic car collector or have a luxury vehicle, you may want to look into an “umbrella” policy, which will top off your existing insurance coverage.

Extra car shipping insurance is always recommended when transporting any expensive automobile.

At Corsia Logistics we only work with a select group of carriers with the highest safety ratings and proper insurance coverage. Call us now with questions.

Corsia Logistics team works hard every day to ensure reliable expedited car shipping service. Our customer reviews prove that.

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Simon Moore
Great company
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Looking for a logistics company, to ship my car, from California to Illinois,my first search, then Corsia showed up, skeptical. Call and a very friendly secretary: Elena. She guided me through, I scheduled and as she explained, all when smooth as scheduled Very happy I did the right choice. I'll recommend this great Company to anyone that is thinking to relocate a vehicle. Thanks Corsia logistics for your honesty and professionalism!
Elizabeth Woodward
High five's all around!
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Corsia was highly recommended by a friend in the automobile industry. We needed to transport a cargo van from Seattle to Florida. We contacted Corsia who quickly arranged transport within just a few days. Communication was outstanding! Just a few email confirmations and we were all set. Mike was great and arrived right on time and delivered to Florida on schedule. Tip-avoid the hornets nest of auto brokers on line and just contact Corsia for a truly great experience!
Carrol Tiffany
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Corsia has been amazing. Their prices are really competitive but more importantly their customer service has been 5-Star. Elena followed up with me every step of the way, making sure there was no miscommunication between me & the driver. We are using them to ship a 2nd vehicle & would not hesitate to use them again!
Tony Boyd
Definitely recommend
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I have recently used Corsia for long time family car with sentimental value that was moved I have recently used Corsia for shipment of my vehicle from Oregon to Arizona by recommendation from other family member who also used Corsia in the past. I am very pleased on the service and the communication throughout shipment. Ken was my direct contact and kept me informed along the move The car was picked up and delivered as communicated. I did use a enclosed mover and the driver was also clean cut professional and treated car as his own. I would definitely recommend Corsia again with the experience I have had. Thank you. T
Top notch
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Top notch Transport - Porsche 997 Top notch! As easy and efficient as one could possibly imagine. Great customer service.. thank you Luke. Great prices. Check. Timely communications. Check. Clean transport trailer. Check. Supremely careful driver. Check. Timely arrival. Check. Don't mess around elsewhere, just call Corsica and feel confident your transports needs are going to be exceeded. My Porsche 911 rode like a Queen in her enclosed chariot. I've never needed a transport company before, and I surely will use them every time. Do yourself a favor, seriously. Call now.
Geet Mp Haryana
Reliable, efficient
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Corsia rep (Elena) was very proactive. Helped ship a car from CA to GA. She checked in with me via email quote and several phone calls to find me the best possible quote for the fastest available service. After several communications, Corsia was able to schedule a vehicle pickup the next day. The driver communicated well, and the vehicle arrived in final destination faster than we expected in perfect condition. I highly recommend using Corsia's reliable, efficient service.
Cay Liptak
Clean, efficient, wonderful
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Thanks, Corsia! Pickup was so clean, efficient, and wonderful -- my only recommendation is to make sure you schedule it during the day so you can fully review the car in the daylight. Drop off was equally wonderful, and the whole trip went down without a hitch (pun intended!). Seriously, Corsia delivered my Jeep from CT to California with no issues or bumps in the road!
Csaba Kovesdy
Truly positive experience
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Corsia Memphis to LA, mid-size SUV. I looked at 4 different companies amd Corsia was the most responsive of them. While being responsive, they were not unduly aggressive: when I indicated that I need to wait a month before making a decision they stopped contacting me and only came back with a reminder when I really needed it. Once I decided to engage Corsia they found me a transport within two days and the car was delivered (from Memphis to LA) in another two days. I had a truly positive experience.
Kelly Torres
Highly recommend
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Working with Corsia Logistics was a great experience. Working with Corsia Logistics was wonderful. They were able to find a driver right away to transport our car. They were in constant communication as to when the car was getting picked up and dropped off. The driver also communicated with me as to when he would arrive. I would highly recommend Corsia Logistics.
Amy Nelson
Excellent Organization
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Corsia was an excellent company to work with while I transferred my car across the US. A friend of mine suggested I use them as they had been very organized and trustworthy with her own car. I researched a few different place but decided to go with Corsia and I'm so glad I did! Any questions I had throughout the process they answered quickly and clearly. I would definitely use them again in the future and recommend them for others to use.