Your Guide to Active Military Auto Shipping 

Your Guide to Active Military Auto Shipping 

As an active military service member, you could receive Permanent Change of Station Orders (PCS) at any time. It can be overwhelming to get a new assignment, and you may not know the best way to ship your vehicle. Metti International can help ship your vehicle to your new location to make your move easier. 

Active Military Auto Shipping

How Does Activity Military PCS Vehicle Shipping Work?

When active-duty military personnel receive transfer orders, they will be reimbursed to move their personal items and one vehicle to their new location. 

It can be overwhelming to make your own arrangements to transport your car, especially when you have limited time before the big move. You’ll want to work with a reliable car transport company, like Metti International, that has experience working with active-duty military personnel for the best experience possible. 

Who Pays For Your Car To Be Shipped?

Military PCS vehicle shipping is available for active military members who have been assigned to a new post and need to ship their vehicle. The military should cover the expense of transporting your car if you’re in this situation. Depending on your new post, you may be responsible for paying for any additional vehicles you’d like to ship.

Military Auto Shipping to Another State

If you’ll be reassigned within the United States you will have the option to have your car shipped with an open or enclosed carrier and can choose the drop off location that is most convenient for you and your family. If you’re looking for added protection for your car you should consider paying an additional amount to have your car shipping using an enclosed transport that will help protect it from the elements on the way to your new home. 

Military Auto Shipping Overseas 

If your new assignment is overseas you’ll have the option to have your car shipped using a roll-on, roll-off option, making it easy to pick up and drive to your new home straight from the port. Keep in mind that you’ll need to submit a request for an alternative port for pick up if necessary. 

Metti International Is Here to Help

We understand that when you get a PCS order, it can be unexpected and can cause added stress to you and your family, especially when you’ll be moving to an unfamiliar city or country. The last thing you need to worry about is transporting your car.  

As a finalist for the “Torch Award Finalist” by the Better Business Bureau for Ethics (BBB), Metti International is here to provide you with expectational service and make the process of shipping your car as easy as possible. 

If you have any questions about transporting your vehicle during your upcoming PCS move, give us a call, and we’d be happy to help. Or visit our website to request a free quote.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Most major credit cards, postal money orders and cashiers checks are acceptable forms of payment.

As with most transport services, a deposit is generally required when placing an order. Deposits range from 10-25 % of the total shipping cost. The remaining balance will be due upon delivery.

Most auto transport companies accept cash, certified checks, and postal money orders.

Coast to coast trips usually takes between 10-14 days. Shorter trips ranges from 3-7 days, depending on the actual distance. Some factors may delay a trip, including traffic, weather, and truck breakdowns.

Yes, we request you, or a designated person, be present upon pick up of your vehicle. For your safety and your vehicle’s safety, an inspection is performed and a bill of lading must be signed that serves as proof of delivery.

The easiest way to ship an inoperable vehicle is to let us know when requesting a vehicle transport quote. There will be an additional charge, plus loading and unloading charges to your quote, if we are not informed of the vehicle’s condition prior to quoting.

Auto carriers are not licensed to carry house goods or personal items, these goods and items are not covered by the carriers insurance. Any damage to your vehicle due to household goods shifting or breaking is also not covered. Personal belongings left in the vehicle, are shipped strictly at the owners risk. Carriers will not inventory any belongings left in the vehicle and will assume no responsibility.

Your car is insured for the Blue Book value the entire time it is on the truck. Clearly listed on your Shipping Order, Agreement and Bill of Lading are occurrences not covered. At the time of pick up, a condition report is filled out and signed by both the person turning the car over and the truck driver and you are given a copy.

Upon delivery of your vehicle, this same report is presented. You should compare the condition of the vehicle to the report thoroughly at that time. If you feel damage has occurred to your vehicle during delivery, you must note it on the report before you sign it and the driver leaves. Damage done in transit does not relieve the shipper of paying for transport service performed. Claims will be handled by the vehicle carrier and insurance companies.

Metti International offers door-to-door auto transport service where possible. However, there are instances that we cannot collect/deliver directly to the door due to the size of our auto carrier’s trucks. The size of your street may prohibit direct delivery to your door. Also, some towns and cities do not allow trucks on their residential streets. If the carrier cannot get to your door, he will deliver your vehicle to the next most convenient accessible location, such as the nearest major crossing street, a shopping mall or supermarket.

Please have a no more than 1/4 tank of fuel, remove all personal items from your vehicle and have it washed and cleaned so that the ensuing inspection is easily performed. If it is a convertible, T-top, sunroof, etc. make sure all openings are closed and prepared for changing weather. You can find additional tips on how to prepare your car for transport here.