International Auto Shipping Service

Personal Items Coverage Information for Dealers & Shippers

Most auto hauling companies prohibit the inclusion of personal items in vehicles being shipped. This is for three very good reasons:

  • Safety - Extra weight in the car could cause damage to the undercarriage during loading and unloading.
  • Insurance & License - Neither the auto hauler's insurance and license nor the car owner's insurance typically cover any personal possessions included in a vehicle being shipped.
  • Weight - Auto haulers have strict limits on the weight of loaded trucks and trailers. Additional, unanticipated weight of personal items could cause them to be overweight. In this situation, the auto hauler has to make a choice to drive overweight (risking fines and significant delays) or not take the vehicle.

  • To avoid any potential loss of personal items and to make sure that vehicles can be delivered on time, please make sure that customers understand that they should not ship any personal items in a vehicle.