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6 Tips for Preparing Your Truck for Sea Shipment

Properly preparing your truck for sea shipment is crucial for ensuring a smooth shipping process and reducing the risk of damage.

Here are 6 useful tips for getting your truck ready for transport by ship.

1. Clean Your Vehicle

Thoroughly clean both the interior and exterior of your truck. A good clean makes it easier to inspect your vehicle for any pre-existing damage before shipment.

A clean truck also makes it easier to see dents, dings, and scratches if there is any new damage upon arrival.

2. Inspect and Document

Conduct a thorough inspection of your truck and document any pre-existing damage, such as dents, scratches, or paint chips. Take clear, high-quality photos of your vehicle from multiple angles, including close-ups of any damage.

This record of your vehicle condition can be handy in the event of an insurance claim.

3. Remove Personal Items

Remove all personal items and valuables from your vehicle. It is common for your personal items to not be covered by the shipping company’s insurance. To avoid financial or sentimental loss – take your belongings and expensive items out of your truck.

Additionally, some personal items can add unnecessary additional weight to your vehicle, potentially increasing the shipping cost.

4. Disable Alarms

Disable any alarms or security systems on your truck. This prevents them from accidentally activating during transit and causing problems with the working order of your vehicle (drained battery, engine imobiliser activating, etc).

5. Check Fluids and Tyre Pressure

Ensure that all fluids in your vehicle are at appropriate levels and that your tyres are properly inflated.

Any reserves are ideally drained to help reduce the risk of leaks or other issues during shipment.

6. Remove Accessories

Remove any non-permanent accessories or modifications, such as tyre chains, extension side mirrors or fabric canopy covers that could be damaged or cause damage to other vehicles during transit.

Get a Quote for Moving Your Truck

Shipping your vehicle by sea is a great choice for moving your truck from coast-to-coast across Australia, offering safety, security, cost-effectiveness, eco-friendliness, flexibility, and reduced wear and tear.

Talk to JCS Global or request a quote online now.