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What's new on CTQ?
The cowboys are back in town!
Easy to spot (but usually when it's too late!), they could be towing a trailer without a tachograph, have no insurance, or even be carrying a vehicle that is too heavy for their trailer or car transporter.
Whatever the charge, it is a minefield when trying to select a reliable and legal transport service. The good news is that Car Transporter Quoter can help. Only approved companies receive your request for quotes and we only work with quality UK car transport companies and car delivery service companies.
It's been a terrible few weeks on the roads of Britain. Snow and ice have meant that many routes have been blocked or severely congested, causing businesses to suffer as staff fail to make it into work, or customers stay away in favour of a nice warm home.
As you might expect, the weather has also had an adverse effect on car transportation, and many of our customers have suffered delays, or in some cases cancellations.
Frequently Asked Questions
Here you will find a collection of questions that are asked frequently by our customers. If you cannot find the information you are looking for, please use the Search tool, or contact us directly and a member of the Car Transport Quoter team will be happy to help.
- How do I arrange a classic car collection and delivery service?
- How can I arrange a home delivery for my car?
- Is an auto truck the same as a car transporter?
- Where can I find a delivery truck?
- Where can I find a service for vehicle movements?
- What is a Car carrying service?
- What does Euro5 compliant mean?
- What is Covered Vehicle Transport?
- What is a multi car transporter?
- What is a single car transporter?
- Vehicle Transport
- I move cars frequently is Car Transport Quoter best for me?
- Where can I find a Classic Car transportation service?
- When is an operators license required?
- How do I choose a car transport company?
- How long should I wait for car transportation quotes?
- What is a professional driver?
- What is a trade plater?
- Where can I find cheap car transport?
- What is a tachograph?
- What is a link-load?
- What is a back-load?
Our network of experienced transportation companies includes many who are specialists in moving classic cars. We have a close relationship will all of our specialist service suppliers, and we know that most of our classic car specialists are enthusiasts themselves, many of them owning their own pride and joy.
Our classic car transporters know all the facets of moving high value, highly cherished cars, and they invest heavily in making sure they have the best equipment for all eventualities.
To make sure you get the best specialist service, please specify full details about your classic vehicle when requesting quotes online, or contact our experienced team directly on 0845 2591223 who will be happy to organise the vehicle movement for you.
Car Transport Quoter can arrange a transport company to collect and delivery your car providing a full home delivery service from door to door. If you are moving house or relocating your office, your fleet or pool cars we can put you in touch with many transport companies who provide such services. Get quotes here or call Shift A Car.
Yes, an Auto Truck is another term for a car transporter. Car transporters come in all shapes and sizes to accommodate the different types of vehicles for transportation.
Finding a quality car delivery truck is easy with Car Transport Quoter. Simply request quotes from our quality transport partners and they will provide a suitable delivery truck service to move your car.
There are many transport companies that can provide vehicle movement services. Request a quote from such companies using the Instant Quote service
A car carrying service can be provided using car transporters or car delivery drivers. See get a quote.
A Euro 5 classified transporter is the highest environmental standard available today in regards of engine emissions. Click here to see more information at wikipedia
Car Transport Quoter can meet pretty much all transportation requirements, and that includes covered or enclosed transport. We have a growing number of specialist transport companies who are members of our network, and many who offer single or multi-car enclosed transportation.
Covered or enclosed transporters come in various shapes, sizes and specifications. Some transport companies use a dedicated trailer such as a Brian James Shuttle or a 7.5 tonne transporter which can carry a single, heavy car whereas as an articulated car transport can carry 6 or 7 vehicles at once.
Some operators use curtain sided vehicles. This aids loading by allowing side access whereas hard sided bodies only offer rear entry. The advantages of fully enclosed car transporters means that cars are not visible and are protected from road dirt and grime. Enclosed transporters are ideal for prototype or demonstrator vehicles and concept or pre-launch cars are often moved in enclosed car transporters.
Other common uses of covered vehicle transporters are for track days, new product launches or photo shoots, VIP car deliveries, road shows or motor shows.
A multi car transporter comes in many different configurations. Different rules apply to the shape and size of transporters across Europe.
Often multi-car transporters carry between 9-13 cars depending on the size of the car transporter and and the type of cars and respective size being carried. Some people refer to a multiple car carrier as an 11+. Transporter trailers can last many years and are expensive to purchase. Some have 3 decks, others only have 2 car decks.
A single car transporter can carry one vehicle at a time. The main types of single car transport service are:
- a dedicated single car transporter which has a drivers cab and flat bed deck at the rear
- a towing vehicle (often a 4x4 vehicle) and a purpose built car trailer
There are many different car transporter types such as a Mercedes Sprinter, Ford Transit, Renault Master. Trailers come in all shapes and sizes. Popular brands are Brian James and PRG.
Some single car transporter operators tow a trailer allowing two cars to be carried at once. For this combination the key consideration is the weight of the two vehicles being transported must not exceed the permissible gross vehicle weight of the 'towing vehicle'.
The term gross vehicle weight or GVW is the maximum weight of a towing vehicle plus trailer weight plus the vehicles being carried. This is what the towing vehicle can carry safely on the road. The GVW will be listed in the owner’s manual and is normally shown on a plate or sticker fitted to the vehicle. The plate or sticker may also show a gross train weight (GTW).
Vehicle Transport is a vehicle delivery service provided by one of the following means:
If you move cars frequently then Shift A Car can tailor a service offering for you. Click here is see their website and services.
Moving your classic car using classic car transportation usually conjures deep emotional thoughts! Who will you trust with your pride and joy?
Common thoughts are:
- Are there any specialist classic car transport companies available?
- Are they available in my area?
- Will it be very expensive?
- Will they have the correct insurance and operating license?
There is much to consider! Car Transport Quoter can help you locate a specialist company and obtain a quoter to move your classic car. We have a number of specialist classic car company and prestige car transport companies available on the CTQ system and CTQ Directory. Things you may wish to consider and questions to ask your prospective transport supplier include:
You need an operator’s licence to carry goods (or burden)
connected with any trade or business if you "use" a motor vehicle
on a road with:
• a gross plated weight of more than 3.5 tonnes; or
• if it has no gross plated weight, an unladen weight of more than 1525kg.
You will need a PSV operator’s licence if your vehicle :
• carries passengers by road for payment (known as hire or reward); and
• is classed as a Public Service Vehicle (PSV).
You are the user of the vehicle if :
• You are the driver and the owner, or the vehicle is in your lawful
possession under an agreement for hire, hire purchase, or loan.
• The driver is your servant or agent.
Note: YOU NEED AN OPERATOR’S LICENCE IF YOU ONLY USE A
VEHICLE FOR A SHORT PERIOD, EVEN JUST ONE DAY.
If in any doubt about whether or not you need a licence contact your
nearest Traffic Area Office.
There is much to consider before selecting a transport company to move your vehicle.
Car Transport Quoter can help you locate a quality transport company and obtain quotes to move your car. We have many car transport companies connected to our unique system. All transport companies are pre qualified with insurance and will operate within the current laws.
Some things you may wish to consider and questions to ask include:
- Has the transport company got adequate insurance?
- Do they operate under Tachograph and an Operators licence?
- Do they offer secure storage?
- Will the car be delivered the same day?
- Will they delivery your car as one load or with multiple cars?
- How will the car be transported? Trailer? Truck? Covered Transporter?
- Are they flexible on pickup and delivery times?
There is much to consider, but first let us help you find a car transport company, a price and some preliminary company information and then you can conduct some basic due diligence.
You should receive quotes for car transportation instantly. If you have an urgent car delivery requirement contact us and we will organise your vehicle movement.
Shifting cars using a professional car delivery driver (often referred to as trade platers) can save you time and money.
Often 50% lower in cost over a car transporter, a professional driver can provide a very cost effective service. Our fully insured drivers will conduct a pre-delivery inspection and then drive your car to the designation for a post delivery inspection and handover. Using trade plates, the delivery of untaxed or unregistered vehicles is made possible.
Shifting cars using a trade plater (sometimes referred to as a professional car delivery driver can save you time and money.
Often a tradeplated service is approx. 50% lower in cost than a car transporter service. A tradeplater service is a viable option if your car can be driven legally on the road. It also can provide a very cost effective vehicle delivery service.
A fully insured tradeplate driver will conduct a pre-collection inspection and then drive your car to the designation for a post delivery inspection and handover. Using trade plates, a delivery of untaxed or unregistered vehicles is made possible.
Car Transport Quoter will remove the hassle of finding a low cost, high quality car delivery service. Simply request a quote here
A tachograph is fitted to a car transporter (where required by law) to record hours worked and speed. The idea is to prevent drivers driving for extended hours and having an accident. The Selby rail disaster was caused but a driver falling asleep at teh wheel. VOSA often stop car transporters and check the drivers tachograph hours. VOSA can impound the towing vehicle and the vehicle being carried if the tachograph is not fitted, operated and out of driving hours.
See Wikipedia's definition http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tachograph
A tachograph is a device that records a vehicle's speed over time. Usually fitted to lorries behind the speedometer, a tachograph records the lorry's speed and whether it is moving or stationary....
A term used to describe the linking leg of a car transport or car delivery job to another. Also know as a link-job.
This is a term used to describe the return leg of a car transport or car delivery job back to base. Also known as a back-job.