Answered by Ana M. FerrerSeptember 10, 2014
Good morning and thanks for visiting Movers.com, I'd be glad to help with your question about shipping your truck to the Philippines.
Unfortunately, I ca not provide you with an exact quote or estimate for the cost to ship your truck from Texas to the Philippines, what I can do is offer you information on how to choose a company and what to expect from their estimate.
Since you'll be moving overseas and plan on shipping your car overseas, you'll need to find an auto shipping company that that offers roll-on roll-off (RORO) service or container service.
- RORO services are a straightforward process where your truck will be rolled or driven onto the ship. It will be secured to the interior deck and will be well-protected from the weather. When your vehicle arrives at the Philippines, it will either be rolled or driven off the ship.
- Container shipping services offer more protection for your car as it will be loaded into an individual shipping container and then loaded onto the ship. Inside the container the vehicle will be secured to wooden blocks and strapped into place to keep it from moving.
Regardless of what method you choose, you should be aware that you will likely be expected to make sure your vehicle is prepared thoroughly for transit. The following tasks are fairly standard, your particular shipping company could have other items they look for:
- Wash your vehicle for an accurate inspection
- Remove any personal items in the car
- Leave only 1/4 tank of fuel in the gas tank
- Remove or protect and secure any loose parts
Again, we ca not offer you a specific cost for transporting your truck, but keep these things in mind when looking for quotes:
- Type of vehicle: larger vehicles like trucks and SUVs may cost more to transport than sedans.
- Distance: The farther the distance the car will need to travel, the more likely the cost will be higher. Typically costs can range anywhere from 50 cents to $1.30 per mile.
- Shipping locations: If you're shipping to or from a hard-to-reach area, it may impact the cost of shipping.
- Door-to-door or terminal-to-terminal: Door-to-door service may come at a premium but if you have no way of retrieving your vehicle from the drop-off terminal it may be your only option.
- Fuel costs: Fuel costs are always a factor and with the prices on a never-ending roller coaster, the additional costs could be drastic.
- Shipping time: If you need your vehicle by a certain date and need to rush your shipping, that will cost you.
Each company will be different when it comes to pricing, but the above information can help give you an idea of what to expect so you are not blindsided when quote time comes around.
If you need help finding an auto transport company, fill out a free quote form. You'll be connected with auto transport companies in your area. Just be sure to shop around and get multiple quotes in order to find the one that best suits your needs. Do not forget to ask as many questions as you need when shopping for an auto shipper, you want to make sure you understand everything that is neccessary of you and the company before you sign anything.
Thanks again for visiting Movers.com. Best of luck with your move from Texas!