For the transportation of auto-cargo, special trucks equipped with containers of various capacities and purposes are used. This type of carrier is suitable for the delivery of absolutely any vehicles – cars, SUVs, even compact trucks. The state of the machine can be anything. Car shipping container is one of the most popular, convenient and profitable options for the delivery of valuable four-wheeled cargo. There are a number of reasons for this.
To secure the cargo during transportation, it is carefully fixed inside the container using special wedges (made of metal or wood) screwed to the bottom of the surface. This prevents damage to the machine if it is transported by boat. The wheels are secured to the mounting loops using nylon lashing straps. If fastening the car with belts is not possible, towing rings are used.
Containers for trucking are absolutely safe, completely sealed, therefore, they provide protection of the cargo from the influence of external factors.
Impressive delivery geography
Due to the high degree of security, containers allow you to deliver the car to almost anywhere in the world. It is this method of transportation that is relevant for expensive and rare cars. In addition, container transportation allows you to move your personal belongings and auto parts abroad with a car. Typically, shipping companies use 20-pound containers for 1 unit of cargo, 40-pounds for two medium-sized cars, and finally 45-pounds for three cars.
Short delivery times
Shipping cars containers are not least advantageous due to the short delivery time. It does not take much time to load/unload, no additional space and weight of handling equipment is required. In addition, the delivery date can be calculated by mileage and time. This is more than beneficial for anyone interested in fast car transportation.
How to prepare a car for transportation
A few simple steps will help to improve the quality of car transportation and keep your own nerves intact:
- The car must be clean.
- In the case of a long trip, the liquid should be drained from the car (fuel also).
- Disconnect the battery. Secure the power cables.
- Pick up the keys to the car.
- VIN must be fully visible to inspectors.
- The trunk can accommodate additional cargo.