If you are in military service, and recently you have received your new posting order to a different location. Probably, you are thinking about whether you will be fully reimbursed for shipping your car to the new station.
However, it will mostly depend on which location have you got your posting order. If you are presently living in the US continent and also your new station is in the same US continent, then the government will not pay for shipping your vehicle.
Let us discuss a few military auto transport tips and also Ship a Car, Inc. having a long experience in serving the needs of military personnel, how they can be of your use in shipping your car.
1. You can ship your vehicle within the US continent
As per the rule, the military will not reimburse you for shipping the car within the continental US. However, there are few exceptions, so you must reach out to the personal property office, for financial help to get your car shipped.
Don’t get frustrated if they also do not support you. You will find plenty of auto transporter companies who are offering discounts to any active-duty military members. This can lessen your financial burden to a certain extent.
Usually, auto transportation can be quite expensive, particularly if the distance to be transported is pretty long. Therefore, such discounts offered by various car shipping companies will not be too great, but that is all they can do as a gesture for armed forces. They will surely be a little better than paying the full price though.
2. You can also drive on your own
In case you think that all that with all that discounts offered by a few shipping companies will not be going to help you and you will not be able to afford the cost then you have got one more option.
Why not drive your own POV and reach your new service station where you have been posted. While on this option, you will have to pay for your hotel stay, gas, and also food during your road trip, but still you can end up saving a few hundred dollars by driving rather than shipping your car.
The government may even help you by making payment when you are on the way to your next posting station. As per the Department of Defense, all military members who will drive their cars for reaching to their new stations may be reimbursed for their mileage and also some travel costs.
Besides the cost, you must also consider the duration of the trip that you will take. If you cannot report to duty at your new base, then you may not get enough time also to drive your own car.
3. Shipping the car outside of the continent
Those military service members who want to ship their vehicle to their duty stations which are outside of the US continental need to book their cars through the military. Here, the military will decide how your POV can be shipped and also which carrier will they deliver it.