How to Ship an Auto by Train to Phoenix

How to Ship an Auto by Train to Phoenix
So, you are about to move to Phoenix and you either have more cars than people to drive them or you simply do not want to put that kind of wear and tear on your vehicle. Phoenix, Arizona, is the 12th largest metropolitan area in the United States with just over 4 million residents, therefore it's no wonder that people are relocating to the city for jobs and vacation purposes along with their prized possessions. Shipping cars by train has become an increasing popular trend in the United States because of rising gas prices. This guide will show how to ship your car by train to Phoenix without spending a fortune.

Instructions

Difficulty: Moderately Challenging

Things You’ll Need:
  • Driver's license Car title Cash or credit card
  • Driver's license
  • Car title
  • Cash or credit card
Step 1
Locate a car shipping company. Depending on where you are coming from, in order for the cars to get to the trains, they might need to spend some time on trucks. Carshippingquote.com will give you up to seven quotes instantly to determine which option is best for you. Carshippingquote.com works only with licensed, bonded and insured transporters so you can rest assured your car(s) will be in good hands.
Step 2
Book the move a minimum of two weeks before you are scheduled to leave. Because the process can be difficult, waiting until the last minute can only cause confusion and leave room for error.
Step 3
Obtain a copy of the bill of lading. This serves as your receipt for your car to be shipped from the company that you have chosen. It also describes the condition the car is in before it is shipped. Make sure the bill of lading describes the car's condition accurately. This way it will be clear that the carrier is at fault for any damages. If your starting location requires a transfer, make sure that is also included in the bill of lading.
Step 4
Acquire a copy of a written plan of action in the event of a missed connection with the transport company. The transport company also can provide you with a delivery estimation.

Tips & Warnings

 
Do not leave any personal items or valuables inside the car.
 
Do not leave any personal items or valuables inside the car.
 
Ask for proof of insurance before releasing your vehicle. Require the transport company to physically show proof of insurance and a license to transport vehicles.
 
Ask for proof of insurance before releasing your vehicle. Require the transport company to physically show proof of insurance and a license to transport vehicles.

Article Written By Khalidah Tunkara

Khalidah Tunkara is an accomplished freelance writer and journalist based in Atlanta, Ga. Tunkara began her writing career in 1994 and attended Georgia Perimeter College. Her articles have appeared in "The New Trend," "Atlanta Journal-Constitution," eHow.com and Trails Travel. Tunkara is the featured Headline News writer for the Examiner.

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