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Why not to ship personal items in your car?

Why not to ship personal items in your car?

As you get ready to ship your car, you may be tempted to load it with a few extra items. After all, this sounds convenient, doesn’t it? Especially, if you are in the process of moving. When you check carefully, it turns out that leaving personal belongings in the car may not only be more expensive, it may also go against the rules.

Is it against the rules to ship personal items in your car?

Rules and regulations coming from the Department of Transportation must be observed. Auto transport companies are prohibited to ship overweight loads and face penalties for going against the laws.

Car haulers do not have a license to transport cargo other than vehicles, such as any type of household items. Thus, if you try to ship your appliances together with the car, it is against the official rules.

Secondly, the emptier the car the faster it will pass the security check. The regulations classify some goods as dangerous, while others as absolutely prohibited. For example, on numerous occasions, police discovered illegal items such as drugs or firearms inside transported vehicles.

How safe is it to ship personal items in my car?

Shipping a car implies going through several stages and crossing borders and sometimes takes longer. Leaving any valuable personal items in the car may be dangerous, as they can be a subject of theft.

This is why many auto shipping companies require you to store your personal items in non-visible places. For example, you can put them in the trunk or under your seat, as long as they are not visible at the window-level.

Can I ship personal items in my car?

How much does it cost to ship personal items in my car?

The insurance coverage for any potential damages to your car will not cover your personal items. Therefore, while you may think that shipping your belongings with your car will be cheaper, it might cost you more in the end.

First of all, heavier cars cost more to ship in general. And second, because your car will weigh more, it will be subject to additional inspection at the respective borders. This may not only cause prolonged security checks, overall delaying your vehicle’s delivery, but also include potential fines.

Which personal items I should not ship?

As a general rule, you shouldn’t transport your personal items (especially above 100 lbs) inside your car. Moreover, there are some items that the law specifically forbids. They consist of: alcohol, drugs, explosives, flammable items, firearms, or anything else illegal. And having these items in your car will put you in trouble.

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What is the personal items shipping policy of Corsia Logistics?

Depending on state regulations, distance, and carrier, different logistics companies apply their specific policies. Therefore, we recommend checking with your potential shipper before making any decisions.

At Corsia Logistics, we allow the shipment of personal items under certain terms and conditions:

  1. The items should not exceed 100 lbs, otherwise, additional charges will apply.
  2. You should pack your personal belongings in one suitcase or bag. You should then store them in the trunk or below the window level. No heavy items are allowed.
  3. Items such as alcoholic beverages, jewelry, furs, money, live pets, live plants, explosives, guns, ammunition, flammable products, narcotics, negotiable and legal papers, or any unlawful contraband are strictly forbidden.
  4. Corsia Logistics will not be liable for any damage caused to your vehicle from improper loading of personal items, nor for any thefts.

In case you have any questions regarding the previous rules or need advice on how to prepare your car for transport, you can contact us via phone or email. We will be happy to assist you and relieve you from any potential stress of the car shipping process.  Thank you!

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