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Viceroy Auto Trans is a family owned and operated company hauling cars nationwide, based out of Sunrise, FL. With over 20 years experience in the auto transport industry, our staff can pickup and delivery anything on wheels from anywhere in the United States with perfect coordination to deliver your car to your doorstep. Our auto carriers are licensed, bonded and fully insured. All documentation can be provided prior to pickup.
Open transport means that your vehicle will be outdoors, on an open auto transport trailer, exposed to the elements of travel. There are several types of transport vehicles that can provide open transport auto shipping, from single car trailers to trucks capable of towing 10 or more cars. Open auto transport is the most cost effective way to ship your car to another state.
Enclosed car transport is a type of hauler that adds protection for vehicles by shipping cars in a closed container protected from outside elements. It's a great car shipping option if you need to transport a classic car or luxury car. Enclosed car shipping will cost you more as a premium service but will prove to be worth every penny.
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Is Open Auto Transport Carrier Really Safe?
That all depends on the auto carrier which has been assigned to your order.
In all cases, any auto transportation provider operating within the United States of America should have the required cargo insurance policy enforced by the F.M.C.S.A.
This means that your vehicle should be fully protected against any damage inflicted during transport.
Be sure to ask for insurance documentation prior to pick up. The insurance docs could be easily requested by the auto transportation logistics coordinator who is responsible for dispatching your vehicle to the auto carrier. Make sure to check the expiration date on the insurance policy and also reassure yourself that your vehicle is completely insured during transport.
With all these details in order regarding the insurance during shipment, your vehicle should be in good hands as the last thing anyone wants is an added claim to their policy. This assures you that the driver will take care of your vehicle with the respect it deserves.
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What Type Of Cars Can Be Loaded?
This all depends on the size and weight of your vehicle. A standard car or truck can pretty much fit in any option you choose to ship your car. Pretty much any standard sized vehicle in the category of sedan, regular sized trucks, normal sized S.U.V.'s and even some vans again depending on the size which are determined by length and height.
The total size of a vehicle able to fit on an open auto transport carrier would depend on the other vehicles which would be loaded along with it. If you have seen an open auto trailer, you will notice that the top level can be adjusted to different heights which would allow for the loading and unloading of many different types of vehicles. In any case, expect the vehicle to be strapped down to the frame of the trailer.
Thick leather straps or light chains are used around the wheelbase and securely fastened to the metal frame of the open-air auto carrier trailer. This avoids the vehicle from bouncing around during transport and ensures that the unit will be delivered in the same condition as it was picked up.
Please Note: Low clearance vehicles may require alternate methods.
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Bigger vehicles such as dump trucks and buses would have to be transported via flat bed auto transport.
Can Open Carrier Transport Save Me Money?
The cheapest option to ship your car is the most common, the open auto transport carrier. When shipping your vehicle on an open-air auto transporter, you are most likely being transported along with six to sometimes nine other vehicles which are all loaded and secured. Having so many vehicles on a load to deliver allows the driver to ease up on the total rates per unit.
Of course car shipping rates are all dependent on:
✔️ Vehicle Specs (Size/Weight)
✔️ Carrier Availability
✔️ Route Variables
✔️ Current Diesel Fuel Rates
The higher the demand for service on the route you require will determine the total cost of the transportation in question.
Rates will always fluctuate as they reflect gas prices, mainly diesel fuel.
There is never really any set rates for shipping a vehicle in this industry as everything in the end revolves around fuel prices. Even when gas prices may be at their highest, going open auto hauler will always be your safest and most affordable option when shipping a car state-to-state.
Can Personal Items Be Loaded?
Most auto hauling companies prohibit the inclusion of personal items in vehicles being shipped. This is for three very good reasons:
➡️ License & Insurance
It is against FMCSA regulations for carriers to transport personal possessions within a vehicle. Carriers risk fines for transporting any personal possessions.
In addition, the auto transport carrier insurance policy typically does not cover the loss or damage of personal possessions included in a vehicle being shipped.
Auto haulers have strict limits on the weight of loaded trucks and trailers. Additional, unanticipated weight of personal items could cause carriers to be overweight. In this situation, the carrier has to make a choice to drive overweight (risking fines and significant delays) or not take the vehicle.
Extra weight in the car could cause damage to the undercarriage during loading and unloading. If items of perceived value are visible through the car’s windows they may attracted unwanted attention from thieves or vandals when carriers park at truck stops.
No hazardous materials (e.g. explosives, flammables, poisons, compressed gases, oxidants, corrosives, etc.), firearms, ammunition, items of unusual value (e.g. cash, money, bonds, precious metals, stones, and gems), alcoholic beverages, tobacco products, drugs or medicines (either prescribed or illegal), antlers, furs, or pornographic material.
To avoid the potential loss of personal items and to make sure that vehicles can be delivered on time, please avoid shipping any personal items in your vehicles. Although we will ship customer’s personal items upon request we ask that you limit the weight of personal items to 100 lbs.
Additionally personal items stored inside the vehicle must not be above the window line and must not inhibit the driver’s seat from moving all the way back.
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Does Viceroy Deliver Door to Door?
Our expert car carrier drivers prefer to auto transport door to door on most routes. Delivering your car door to door would avoid our auto shipper waiting for a customer to meet. They just simply arrive, load & go!
Of course, if the roads prohibit or the law restricts in the area, then the auto hauling driver would contact the customer ahead of time to secure a more accessible pickup/delivery location close by.
Keep in mind, our dispatch team is always on stand by to assist with any & All auto transport information or updates.
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Will My Car Stay On The Same Truck?
Our auto haulers prefer to Not move your vehicles around once they are loaded onto the auto transporter.
Before the route begins, our car shipping logistics teams plan the routes before hand & carefully schedule all auto transportation loads to flow smoothly.
The same auto carrier driver that picks your car up will be the same auto hauler that drops your car off.
We provide all contact information for the car shipper driver direct so you may stay in touch from pickup to delivery is completed.
Can I Track My Car By GPS?
As things advance technologically speaking, some car shipping companies will offer some sort of tracking system.
Keep in mind, Satellite tracking & GPS monitoring can get quite expensive.
Most car carriers are simply owner-operators who do not own GPS equipment & would rather not due to expenses. GPS tracking is mainly reserved for military Auto Shipping or high profile car transportation. That is why we connect you direct with your auto hauler.
Stay in touch with direct car carrier contact information.
Is My Car Insured During Transport?
Your vehicle would be completely insured under the cargo protection policy required by law to operate in the United States under D.O.T.
Proof of auto transport insurance can be provided by the car carrier direct prior to pickup.
Complete both car shipping vehicle inspections with the car carrier driver on pickup & delivery to ensure the vehicles condition.
Our claims department is always here to assist you with all of your needs.
Main: (866) 761-5133
Sunrise, FL 33322 - United States
Viceroy promises to deliver the very best in customer service from the time your vehicle is picked up to the point of completion when your automobile is safe at its destination. State to state service with door to door delivery on most routes. All of our services are Fully Insured.