Transporting Inoperable or Inop Vehicles
RCG Logistics specializes in shipping non-running and damaged cars. Shipping cars that do not run can be a complicated process, involving different procedures, training & equipment from a typical car transport. Every move is unique, some cars do not start while others can’t rolls due to collision damage and some don’t even have wheels. Although there are many reasons that can make a car inoperable – we provide the expertise and nationwide coverage making it simple.
If you’re ready or just looking for how much non-running vehicle shipping could cost you, please start with a quote now.
3 Things to Know About Non-Running and Salvage Vehicles
Tips to ensure you have a successful non-running vehicle shipping.
While it’s not impossible to transport a non-running or salvaged car, there are things you need to know.
There is added charge to ship inoperable cars. This price will depend on the size of the car, extent of the damages, and the location from which it is shipped. It is essential that we are notified of the vehicles condition during the placement of the order and especially before the driver arrives.
In cases where a vehicle is purchased out of state without first being seen in person by a shipper, RCG will make a condition report per request. Cars with extensive collision damage may be difficult to inspect properly. Unfortunately, it is quite common for accessories and removal items to “disappear” from cars whenever picked up at salvage auctions. To facilitate the arbitration procedures please inform us in advance to inspect specific items of a vehicle.
All our drivers are experienced and trained to safely load and secure non-running and salvaged vehicles, however due to the varying nature, each transport can have it difficulties and challenges.
Be aware that RCG Logistics nor its drivers can not be held responsible for any prior collision damages done to salvaged or non-running vehicles while in an attempt to transport, load, secure, or unload them off a car hauler that are a direct result of a prior collision.
How We Ship a
Car That Doesn’t Run
When shipping cars with no keys wheels must be pointing straight and transmission be put in neutral. A tow truck is hired for an extra fee to load the car at the pick up location and unload on delivery.
If the car doesn’t start at any point of the transport it is considered non-running. Generally if a car doesn’t start a winch is used to get the car on and off the trailer.
Damaged cars that won’t roll, need to be loaded by a roll-back tow truck or a forklift. When picking up a vehicle at a salvage auction a forklift is generally available, an adequate size forklift will also be necessary at the time of unloading.
Common Shipping Questions
Is shipping non-running vehicles more expensive?
There is added charge to ship cars that are inoperable. This price will depend on the size of the car, extend of the damage and the location from which it is shipped. An average surcharge for a non-running car is $100. It is critical that we are notified of the condition of the car during the placement of the order and especially before the driver arrives to pick up the vehicle.
What kind of equipment is needed to transport a non-running car?
It is important to make sure that the car being shipped will at least roll, steer and brake. Certain car haulers are better equipped to transport cars that are damaged or not running. Because fewer trucks can ship non-running cars there may be a delay associated with those transports. We have an extensive network of carriers that specialize in hauling damaged cars and are a premier shipper of such vehicles.
Do damaged cars need a condition report and will they be inspected?
In cases where a vehicle is purchased out of state without first being seen in person by a shipper RCG Logistics will make a condition report per request. Cars with extensive collision damage may be difficult to inspect properly. Unfortunately it is quite common for accessories and removal items to “disappear” from cars whenever picking up at salvage auctions. To facilitate the arbitration procedures please inform us in advance to inspect specific items of a vehicle.
How are damage claims handled during the transportation?
Neither RCG Logistics or its drivers are responsible for damages done to non-running vehicles in an attempt to load, secure or unload them off a car hauler. We are also not responsible for damages done to vehicles during transportation that is a direct resultant of a prior collision. Drivers generally secure loose parts whenever transporting cars after a collision, however if a hood or a trunk lid flies open causing additional damage to the car, RCG Logistics or its subcontractors cannot be held liable.
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RCG Shipping Services
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Our team takes pride in covering every aspect of the auto transport process all in one place. Our goal is to take the stress and hassle out of hauling your vehicle to its destination . . .
Our team takes pride in covering every aspect of the auto transport process all in one place. Our goal is to take the stress and hassle out of hauling your vehicle to its destination.
But we go one step further than simple auto shipping. We handle the logistics of the entire move, which is why commercial organizations and major car dealerships choose us to address their transportation needs.
All you need to do is to use our instant shipping calculator to get a quote, get in touch with an RCG expert, and you’ll be able to choose from a selection of five-star shipping contractors who will compete for your business.
Select the carrier you feel is right for you, and you’ll be well on your way to relocating your car to its new home.
RCG Shipping Rates
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We believe in providing customized shipping rates where possible because there are many factors involved in determining cost . . .
We believe in providing customized shipping rates where possible because there are many factors involved in determining cost.
For our customers who are on a budget, here are few tips of cross country vehicle transport:
- Choose open vehicle transport
- Be flexible with your pickup/delivery dates
- Transport a smaller vehicle
- Longer distances mean a lower cost per mile
- Do your research and never select the first shipping company you see
The simplest way to get the most competitive price for ship a car across country services is working with an a RCG customer service agent. Our team will then work with our network of vetted carriers and vendors to get you the best price for the best possible service.
RCG Shipping Insurance
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RCG Logistics has all of necessary licenses and insurance to have your vehicle delivered safely. We even have contingent cargo insurance to provide additional protection . . .
RCG Logistics has all of necessary licenses and insurance to have your vehicle delivered safely. We even have contingent cargo insurance to provide additional protection to our customers for the high value shipments.
- MC#: 507860 Licensed Freight Broker
- Contingent Cargo Insurance for $100,000 in addition to the primary cargo
When shipping your car it is important to make sure that the carrier has a current insurance policy with adequate coverage. Car shipping insurance policy are often broadly written with many exclusions.