As an active member of the military, you can be called upon to move yourself and your family to a new location at the drop of a hat. eShip Transport is here to help. Offering transport for your Personal Operating Vehicles at discounted prices, we can make the move go a little smoother.
What Is Military Permanent Change Of Station Auto Transport?
A Permanent Change of Station order can come to active military members at any time and require them to move their family and belongings to a new location very quickly.
The Military will typically cover the cost of moving one Personal Operating Vehicle, but, today’s typical American family tends to own more than one personal vehicle. The expense involved with transporting any additional family vehicles is not covered by the military and is the responsibility of the family.
eShip Transport provides worry-free transport of Personal Operating Vehicles for military families all over the country every day.
A Change of Statin Can Be Stressful. eShip Transport Can Help.
A Change of Station can be tough on military families. eShip Transport is committed to making the move a little easier. We guarantee that your vehicle will be picked up and arrive on time at the locations of your choice. You will never be charged until we have found a dependable hauler for your vehicle and your dedicated shipping agent will be available to you to answer your questions and offer advice from the start of the process until you take delivery at your new home.
You can rest assured knowing that we only do business with carrier companies that are fully bonded and insured and who’s drivers have many years of experience facilitating auto transport for military families. Our goal is to take some of the stress and hassle of a sudden move out of your hands so that you can focus on moving and settling your family and household at your new location.
eShip Transport Discounts for Military Members.
As a way of saying “thank you for your service” to our military families, eShip Transport offers Personal Operating Vehicle shipping discounts. It’s the least we can do for the brave men and women who protect our country. Regardless of your current location, or where you need your vehicle moved, eShip Transport is pleased to offer this discount to all active-duty Army, Navy, Marines, Air Force, and Coast Guard as well as veterans, Reserves, National Guard, and military dependents.
Why Make eShip Transport Your Choice For Shipping Your Personal Operating Vehicle?
eShip has a ten-year track record of outstanding customer service and an A+ rating with the Better Business Bureau. We offer convenient door-to-door auto transport to and from all corners of the United States and we also offer overseas shipping. We provide quick and accurate upfront quotes and are pleased to offer discounts for our military families.
When you choose eShip Transport to ship your Personal Operating Vehicle, we guarantee to be at your side every step of the way and to make sure that the job is carried out to your complete satisfaction.
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What is the Difference Between Open and Closed Transport?
Think of it as the difference between a Honda and a Ferrari. You’ll pay a lot more for the Ferrari, but the Ferrari performs a lot better. If the two were in a race, the Honda wouldn’t stand a chance.
So, while you’re paying more, you’re also getting more in return. That’s what happens with enclosed transport for your vehicle. Enclosed transport is more expensive, but the trailer thoroughly protects your car.
Open transport is competitiveer, but your car has no protection from the dust, debris, and weather while in transit.
Which Option is Best for Me?
In this section, we’ll look at each option in more detail.
This is the most common method of transporting vehicles. Most companies that you call will offer this method only. That’s why some providers can come in with very low quotes. Be wary of them; they’re only offering open transport.
With this method, the cars are loaded onto a trailer as is. The carrier moves them just like they are. This means that the vehicles have no protection against the elements and dirt (or debris) on the road.
Now, in all fairness, this is the most popular means of transport because it’s relatively low risk. The risk of damage to your car is around 5%. That’s pretty good by any standards. And, if you have an average-priced vehicle, this can save you some money.
There’s a low chance of damage and, if anything does happen, repairs are inexpensive.
If, on the other hand, you’ve got a more expensive vehicle, like a Lexus or Ferrari, that 5% risk becomes more significant. With a luxury vehicle, even a small scratch is costly to repair.
If your car is a collector’s item, scratches could dramatically decrease its value. Either way, it’s not worth taking the risk of transporting high-value vehicles without protection.
The advantage of using open transport is that it’s a lower cost. A further advantage is that it’s easy enough to find a carrier. Open carriers are a lot more common than their enclosed counterparts.
From the carrier company’s point of view, an open trailer is:
- Less expensive to operate
- Cheaper to buy
Of course, none of these considerations will mean anything to you if you’re a collector looking after your prized possession.
Enclosed Auto Transport
This entails using a trailer that offers the vehicles inside significant protection. There are two types available, and we’ll deal with this in more detail in a second.
The primary advantage of these enclosed carriers is that they provide more protection for the vehicles inside. The cars are better protected from the elements and debris flying up from the road.
If you want the best protection for your vehicle, this is it. Naturally, you’ll need to expect to pay a little more for the added protection of an enclosed transport.
There are Two Types of Enclosed Transport
Hard Side with Hydraulic Lift
This is the premier option and best-suited for high-end vehicles that have low clearances. What sets this apart is that a hydraulic lift is used to lift the car into place. This process reduces the chance of damage when we load or unload the vehicle.
The container that we put the cars into also has hard sides. The hard sides completely protect the vehicle inside from dirt and debris on the road.
Soft Side with Regular Ramp
This is slightly less expensive. While this option certainly provides a greater level of protection for your vehicle than open transport, it does lack in protection in comparison to enclosed transports with hard sides and hydraulic lifts. With soft side transport, there are no hard sides to the trailer. The carrier covers the trailer with a tarp, so the vehicle does have a barrier from the outside elements. That said, there are gaps and holes in the tarps that dust and debris can work their way through.
Expedited Auto Transport
Maybe something went wrong with the original company that you hired to move your vehicle. Perhaps something came up that makes it necessary to expedite the transport. Perhaps you need your vehicle at its destination sooner, rather than later.
It doesn’t make a difference – the point is that you can’t wait for the typical length of time. Whatever the reason, give us a call. We deal with an extensive network of reliable carriers. We’ll help expedite the transport for you.
Expedited transport will cost a little more, but we’ll still negotiate the best possible rate for you. So, if you need your vehicle moved across the country fast, call us for the best price and service.