Montway Auto Transport Company

Can I Ship Personal Items in My Car?

In a perfect world, all vehicles on an auto transport would be completely empty.
However, we know that sometimes you need to ship personal items, too.
Therefore, YES, you can load personal items in your vehicle.

In fact, you have two options:

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One Suitcase Loading Extra Items
With Montway you can have 1 suitcase or bag of up to 100 lbs. in the trunk free of charge. If you want to add more than 100 lbs. of items in your vehicle, $100 to $200 is added to your total cost depending on the size of your car. The smaller the vehicle, the lower the cost.

Anything over 100 lbs. can compromise the weight restrictions trucks must follow.

If you choose this option, please know that:

  • you may load belongings inside the vehicle and the trunk
  • items MUST be loaded below window level
  • the driver’s seat MUST be clear at all times

Please understand the risks of shipping personal items in your car. Items:

  • are not insured
  • are at risk for theft
  • may cause damage to the interior of your vehicle (these damages are not insured by Montway)
  • are not the responsibility of the truck driver
  • can compromise the weight limitations
  • can damage car suspension
  • may cause damage to the undercarriage due to extra weight

Every truck driver is subject to inspection at state lines and can be fined for hauling personal items as the “Federal and State Department of Transportation (DOT) regulations prohibit the transport of household items in vehicles being transported by auto carriers.”

Under NO circumstances are Explosives, Guns, Ammunition, Flammable Products, Narcotics or any unlawful contraband allowed in your vehicle during transport.


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