Most Asked Questions About shipping a Limo
Do you offer express carriers for my limo?
Yes, we have expedited express transport for your limo. This is our premium limo shipping service. Express limo car transport is one of our more costly additions to car shipping, but is effective in getting your limo to its destination when you need it there.
Do you use tire straps when shipping my limo?
Yes, we use tire straps but they must be requested. We have put together a section on chains vs. tire straps to help you make your decision.
How many limos can you ship on a truck?
We can ship two limos at a time per truck. If you have more then two we can add additional trucks to your pick up date.
How long does it take Specialty Mobile Car Shipping to Ship my limo?
The normal time for carriers and delivery of your limo is approximately anywhere from the same day to 14 days. During this time, all limos are being loaded on a carrier or a truck with other cars. Below, are some basic ideas to help you understand our average time line. These times are estimated and should not be considered as guarantees.
East Coast to West Coast limo car shipping – approx. 7-14 days
Midwest to East Coast limo car shipping – approx. 5-8 days
South to North limo car shipping – approx. 5-8 days
How does door-to-door limo car shipping service work?
Door-to-door service in the limo car shipping industry means the truck driver will get as close to your door as he can legally and safely. Many cities have restrictions on large trucks that prohibit them from driving into some residential areas. Limo car transport trucks are massive and need lots of space to maneuver and turn around. If your home or business is restricted by narrow streets, low-hanging trees, speed bumps or tight turns, the driver may ask you to meet the truck at a different destination.
Do I need insurance coverage for limo car shipping?
The limo car transport company car shipping your limo will provide you with insurance. This insurance covers all damages caused by accidents while the limo is being loaded, major changes in the limo’s condition, and unforeseeable damage that is a result of mishandling by the carrier.
What forms of payment are accepted by Specialty Mobile Car Shipping?
Cash, cahier check, money orders, visa and master cards will be accepted. No personal checks and no business checks will be accepted. Payment must be arranged prior to pick up.
Will my limo go to a terminal?
It depends on what day your limo is scheduled for pickup and delivery. If the carrier cannot pickup/deliver your limo(s) due to scheduling conflicts, inaccessible areas or both. All terminals used are secured, licensed, and fully insured. If the Alpine transport company must drop your limo off at a terminal, you will be contacted before hand.
What should the customer do if the limo is damaged?
Make sure that you let the driver know that the damage is new and was not on original bill of lading. All damages should be marked and noted clearly. The driver should sign off on them. The next step is to contact the shipping company about your limo and let them know as soon as possible. Some shipping companies have a day limit, so make sure you do it right away.
Do I need to be present during pickup and delivery?
Yes, we require you, or a designated person, to be present upon pick up of your limo(s). During pick up a contract “bill of landing” will need to be signed by you at the origination point. If unable to be there, please contact the limo car transport company prior to the pick up date to confirm an alternate designated person. If you schedule a day for pick up and don’t show up, your limo could be turned over to a towing company.
How far in advance should I schedule the car shipping of my limo?
Next–day carriers is available but we recommend that you schedule your limo car shipping as far out as you can.
What is the difference between open and enclosed limo car shipping?
This is limo car shipping that does not protect your limo from the elements. Your limo is exposed to the weather, but the car transport companies can fit more limos on their truck and this lowers the cost of transport. Damages from the elements are rare, but can occur. Most people are willing to take the small risk to save a considerable amount of money.
This is limo car shipping that protects your limo from the elements. Going enclosed can protect your limo from weather, rocks and theft. In most cases enclosed car transport will cost double of what it would cost to ship on an open carrier. These companies have more experience with high-end limos. Enclosed shipping companies tend to give more personable service for each limo they ship.