Glossary of terms you should be aware of when you ship cars from the Gulf

Glossary of terms you should be aware of when you ship cars from the Gulf

Here’s the guide to some common automobile shipping industry jargons that you need to know before you make your first car deal. This will make things easy to understand when you have a conversation with the experts and get a deeper understanding into the process of shipping your vehicle internationally. 

Auto-Delivery: The process of shipping an automobile as freight from its origin to its customers. 

Auto Shipping: The transport of an automobile from the seller of the vehicle to the buyer. 

Auto Transport: The process of physically moving or shipping an automobile as a freight. 

Auto Transporting: It’s a process of shipping or delivering the vehicle to a prescribed location. 

Bill of lading: Documentation used to ensure that a company or fleet receives their vehicle for shipment. 

Car-hauling: It’s about relocation and buying and selling of vehicles in and out of the state. Basically there are established companies which serve the need to transport vehicles just more than a few hundred miles and get the job done which makes it cost-effective and saves time. 

Carnet de Passage: The Carnet de Passage en Douane, or CPD, is the international customs document which covers the temporary admission of motor vehicles. The CPD is still required in numerous countries around the world for the temporary admission of automobiles.

Co-loading: To load more than one automobile on a single transporter. This essentially reduces shipping costs for both the company and the customer. 

Cut-off time: This denotes the absolute latest time a shipment can be delivered to its location. 

Dealership Auto transport: These are transportation services specifically provided to the dealerships which give orders in bulk. The two main factors it takes into account are amount of cars to be shipped and timely delivery regarding the shipment. 

D.O.T : Department of Transportation is more like a government body which was established by an act of congress on October 15, 1966. The D.O.T oversees federal highway, air, railroad and maritime and other transportation administration functions. 

Enclosed car hauler: These haulers are used for shipments which require special elements for protection. Luxury cars are generally shipped in an enclosed hauler and are loaded in an enclosed semi-trailer, truck or rail car. 

Freight: Goods which are transported and held for the purpose of transporting to a destination

New/Finished Vehicle logistics: Terminology used to describe management, planning and shipping services for automobile transport for manufacturers and others in the automotive industry

P.O.D : Proof of Delivery, it’s more like a documentation that showcases receipt of auto shipment

Single Vehicle Shipping: Evidently its a term which is used to denote that only one vehicle has been shipped from one destination to another

Tracking: To keep a track of the shipment once the car has been sent from the origin 

Transit Time: The total time it takes for the vehicle from the Origin to the vehicle’s arrival at the destination

VIN: Vehicle Identification Number is a unique registered code used to identify an individual motor vehicle

We hope this came across as handy information for you to understand the commonly used jargons in the automotive industry. However, if you do have any further queries, please feel free to  reach out to our customer service team who would love to provide you with a free consultation.

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