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HOW TO PREPARE YOUR VEHICLE BEFORE SHIPPING TO ALASKA

How to Prepare Your Vehicle for Transit to Alaska:

1. Fuel - U. S. Coast Guard regulations require that vehicles going over water to or from Alaska, Hawaii or overseas locations shall be tendered with less than l/4 tank of fuel. If there is more fuel, it is likely that the fuel tank will be drained at the owner’s expense.

2. Vehicle Registration - The vehicle registration should remain in the vehicle and be available at time of shipment.

3. Household Goods & Personal Effects – No household goods or personal effects can be stored or left in the vehicle for transport. Please remove all items before shipping your vehicle.

4. Prohibited Articles - The following items may not be shipped within vehicles: Ammunition, commodities requiring temperature protection, drugs (prescription and illegal), firearms, hazardous materials (e.g. compressed gas, corrosive, poison, oxidizers, explosives, flammable gas or liquid, combustible liquid), hazardous waste, liquids, live animals, perishable commodities, property of extraordinary value (e.g. money, bonds, etc.) property for sale or speculation. If such are found in the vehicle at any time during transport, they will be removed. It is the responsibility of the shipper to make separate arrangements for shipping such items.

5. Shipping - When you ship your vehicle, you should receive a bill of lading receipt for your vehicle. The receipt serves three purposes: 1) Proof that you tendered the vehicle to the carrier and that the carrier is responsible for the vehicle. 2) Inspection of the condition of the vehicle at the time of shipping. The inspection should be complete. All non-factory accessories and personal effects should be listed on the report. The inspection is the prima facie proof of the condition of the vehicle at the time of shipment. 3) The receipt contains the shipping instructions and should contain at a minimum the name of the person receiving the vehicle at the destination, the destination city and state and a contact phone number.

6. Delivery - You should have your copy of the origin inspection when you receive your vehicle at destination. At that time, inspect the vehicle thoroughly. Then sign receipt for the vehicle. In the event there are problems with the vehicle, you must make notation on the delivery receipt at the time of delivery. The notation must be specific by panel of the vehicle and severity. The delivery receipt is the prima facie evidence of the condition of the vehicle at destination. If the specific problem is not noted on the delivery receipt, a claim will most likely not be honored. You are not obligated to take receipt of a vehicle during hours of darkness. It is the vehicle owner's responsibility to see that the person receiving the vehicle is competent to inspect and receive on behalf of the owner. If no one is available to sign receipt for the vehicle, e.g. at airport parking, the driver will conduct a delivery inspection that will constitute the evidence of condition of the vehicle at destination. All damage discovered after delivery is the responsibility of the consignee.

7. Payment - Privately owned vehicles are moved on a prepaid basis with payment by certified funds, money order, or approved credit cards (AMEX, Discover, M/C, or VISA) prior to drop off at the port. Paying by credit card requires a credit card authorization form and will incur additional fees. Please make all checks payable to:

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