When you plan to move your business abroad or across the country, you’re already aware of how big a task it’s going to be. It involves an awful lot of research and planning and if you have vehicles that you need to move as a part of your business, you have a lot more to plan than most. Moving to an entirely new country as opposed to an interstate move adds costs and stress where there wouldn’t have been before. It’s important that you weigh up whether it is more cost effective to ship your business vehicles to another area, or buy new when you get there. It’s a lot to think about, we know!

Here, we’ve put together some of the best tips to summarise what you need to know before you go ahead with your choice. Moving just one vehicle is not an easy feat, and a whole fleet of vehicles to be transported is even harder, so make sure you’re fully aware of everything before you get going.

Find A Great Shipping Service. When you are looking for a transport service, such as Jayde Transport, you need to do some hard research. Don’t just rely on what the internet will tell you; speak to friends, colleagues and look into real reviews of a service online before you commit to any one company. You want to compare costs versus the service you will be receiving. Follow up on all references that you get and ensure you’ve got the best deal for what you are asking for.

Ask How. Always ask how your vehicles will be shipped. Obviously, the fact you need a shipping company to help says you cannot just drive your vehicles cross country, which means you’ll need a container in terms of space. Always check how your vehicles will be secured and handled.

Packing? Vehicles don’t get the same treatment as your belongings in the rest of your business, so make sure you are aware how your cars are secured and strapped down before you commit to one place. You want things to stay scratch and dent free while they’re in transit!

Insurance. As a business owner, you’ll know how important it is to have insurance for your vehicles and those behind the wheel. Check your current policies to see whether you are already covered in the event of shipping elsewhere, and if you aren’t covered, then you need to get looking into insurance cover as soon as possible.

Budget. As ever, money is central when it comes to big moves like this one. Before you even get started searching for companies, you need to know what your budget is for a shipping company and insurance together. You never know, the shipping company you choose may have insurance built into the price, but if not, you need to be prepared for that!

Be realistic when it comes to shipping your vehicles; it’s not going to be an easy task and you need to be ready for anything!

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Emily Muelford

Emily is a British writer whose love of car culture is augmented by a fascination with both the European and American automotive markets. Her perspective is uniquely fish and chips.

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