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POV Shipping

Military Vehicle Transport

“Can I ship my POV?” “How can I get my privately owned vehicle to my new base?” “How do I ship a car overseas?” If your search history is littered with these queries, then it’s time to turn to Trans Global Auto Logistics. We have immense respect for the men and women who selflessly serve our country. As such, we’re happy to offer military car shipping services to active-duty members of the military.

We understand how important your private vehicle is to you. Maybe it’s full of fond memories, such as your first date with your spouse, or perhaps you need some familiarity while you complete your overseas assignment. We aim to ease the transition of serving our country in a place that’s far from home. It is our deepest wish to show you how grateful we are for your service with the level of detail and experience you receive when it comes to military vehicle transport.

The Process of POV Shipping

Asking, “Which method should I use to ship my POV?” seems like a simple question. There’s a simple answer, too—engage the shipping services of Trans Global. We take on the responsibility of dealing with documentation, logistics, and other requirements during the process of military car shipping. We can transport your privately owned vehicle from the United States to Europe, or anywhere in the world. We can also take care of shipping it back for you.

For service members who are scheduled to move from one US base to another, we offer domestic military car transport to wherever you’re stationed. Likewise, government contractors can take advantage of military vehicle transport, allowing you to reunite with the vehicle you can rely on.

To make use of our military car shipping plans, you first need to clean your vehicle and get rid of any after-market additions and components. You also need to remove your personal items from the vehicle. Make sure that the gas tank is a quarter full or less. At that point, we take over to ship your automobile to your location with the help of the carriers that work with us. Working with IAL and your own transportation services, we provide you with up-to-date information and fast, efficient service.

The next time you ask yourself, “How can I ship my POV to a new location?” remember that Trans Global has the solution to your military vehicle transport needs. Reach out to us to work out a military car shipping plan for your personal vehicle. Let us know where you’re headed and inform us of your timeline. We offer our deepest thanks for your service to your country.

Who do I contact regarding my vehicle shipment?

For those in the U.S., you can contact our Trans Global head office at 1-800- 264-8167 or email us directly at mysecondpov@tgal.us. For those in Europe, contact Trans Global Europe offices at +49 (0) 6134-2592730 or email us directly at info@transglobal-logistics.de.

Why can’t I drop off/pick up my vehicle at the nearest VPC like I do with my 1st POV?

Currently, the Vehicle Processing Centers (VPCs) are not equipped to handle any commercial vehicles. To ensure convenience for our clients, we offer trucking services across the U.S. and Europe. In most cases, we can pick up and deliver your car to your home at an extra cost. If you’re interested in this option, don’t hesitate to contact us.

My quote says it excludes any destination fees. What fees will I incur?

You can expect to incur various destination fees, including customs clearance, terminal charges, and a local agent handling fee. The fees often vary with each destination. We can provide you with exact fees to expect upon request prior to your shipment.

What are the conditions for cleanliness?

Your Privately Owned Vehicle (POV) exterior must be thoroughly cleaned to get rid of all dirt. The interior should also be vacuumed and only factory-installed items left in the POV.

What items may be shipped with my POV?

Factory-installed items only. You should also remove your license plates before shipping your vehicle.

Why am I restricted to only 1/4 tank of fuel?

The U.S. Code of Federal Regulations (Title 49, Transportation, Carriage By Vessel, Section 176.905, Para A (2) specifically states: “The fuel tank of a motor vehicle or mechanical equipment powered by liquid fuel may not be more than one-fourth full.”

How can I track the status of my 2nd POV?

We don’t provide an online tracking system for shipped vehicles. However, you can head to this tracking website to track the status of your shipment – enter the name of the vessel that your vehicle is on (we provide this) and you can easily see where the vessel is in real-time. You can also contact our offices in the U.S. and Europe directly (depending on which one you booked your shipment with) or simply send us a quick email requesting a shipment status update. Simply provide us with your name, destination if available, and the order number.

What do I need to collect my vehicle once it arrives at destination?

There are different requirements for every country. Just before your vehicle arrives, make sure to contact your local agent using the contact details usually provided at the time of booking.

Why do I have to provide your agents with a Power of Attorney?

Ports and Customs Officials require us to act on your behalf. Your Power of Attorney is what enables us our Trans Global representatives to complete the import and export process.

What are your transit times ? How long will it take to deliver my POV?

Typically, the transit time may vary from 20-30 days depending on vessel availability and destination.

Do you guarantee my vehicle will not be damaged in transit

While we work with some of the best quality providers to ensure proper care of your vehicle in transit, nobody can guarantee this. However, to ensure your peace of mind, we offer all-risk Marine insurance cover in the event your vehicle is damaged during transit. You should be aware that steamship lines are only liable for up to $500 in damages regardless of the amount of damage that may be caused. That’s why we recommend having Marine insurance coverage. This cover may already be included in some vehicle insurance policies. Confirm with your insurance provider to check if you’re already covered.

Where can I obtain more detailed information for preparing my POV for shipment?

For those in the U.S., you can contact our Trans Global head office at 1-800-264-8167 or email us directly at mysecondpov@tgal.us. For those in Europe, contact Trans Global Europe offices at +49 (0) 6134-2592730 or email us directly at info@transglobal-logistics.de. We’re always happy to help you.

Prepping Car for International Shipping

  • The vehicle’s interior and exterior must be cleaned thoroughly
  • Ensure there’s less than ¼ of fuel in the tank – should not be above that
  • Make sure you have the spare tire (2 max) and the jack and lug wrench
  • The vehicle should only have factory-installed items with no personal items
  • The vehicle should only have tools that it came with from the factory (no toolboxes)
  • The vehicle should only have auto manufacturer-installed roof racks
  • The vehicle should not have tailgate covers, nets, or bras
  • The vehicle should not have extra speakers or equalizers if not bolted
  • No vehicle decorative elements or ornaments are allowed
  • Ensure you remove all seat covers
  • It’s also recommended that you remove the license plates
  • All keys to all vehicle compartments must be provided, including tire locks (All vehicle compartments are inspected by the Department of Homeland Security – any vehicle without access to locked compartments will be detained.)
  • You must also disengage the vehicle’s alarm system prior to shipping if possible
  • 1 copy of Power of Attorney is required if other than that of the Spouse of Service Member

REQUIREMENTS

  • Signed copy of Shipping Order – download here
  • If your vehicle is paid off:
    • You will need the original title to present to U.S. Customs. The title will be returned to you via certified mail
  • If your vehicle is not paid for and currently has a lien:
    • You will need an original signed and notarized Letter of Permission to ship overseas from the lien holder (fax or copies will not be accepted)
    • You will need a notarized copy of the title (front and back);
      • In the case that the title is already electronically filed with the state and the bank can not provide you a notarized copy of the title, you will need an original DMV Transcript certified by the DMV (Title Record)
  • 1 Copy of Military / Government I.D. Card (front and back)
  • 1 Copy of PCS Orders
  • 1 Copy of Marriage License if in Spouse’s name only
  • 1 Copy of Power of Attorney if other than Spouse of Service Member
  • A signed copy of the Shipping Order must be received prior to your desired shipping date
  • 1 Copy of PCS Orders
  • 1 Copy of US Title or U.S. Vehicle Registration
  • 1 Copy of Bill of Sale or Proforma Invoice
  • 1 Copy of Military ID Card (front and back)
  • 1 Copy of Marriage License (if POV is in spouse name and spouse not on orders)
  • 1 Copy of Power of Attorney if Service Member or Spouse is not turning in
  • Form 3299 – download here
  • EPA Form 3520 – download here
  • DOT HS Form 7 – download here
  • Treasury Form – download here
  • The vehicle’s interior and exterior must be cleaned thoroughly
  • Ensure there’s less than ¼ of fuel in the tank – should not be above that
  • Make sure you have the spare tire (2 max) and the jack and lug wrench
  • The vehicle should only have factory-installed items with no personal items
  • The vehicle should only have tools that it came with from the factory (no toolboxes)
  • The vehicle should only have auto manufacturer-installed roof racks
  • The vehicle should not have tailgate covers, nets, or bras
  • The vehicle should not have extra speakers or equalizers if not bolted
  • No vehicle decorative elements or ornaments are allowed
  • Ensure you remove all seat covers
  • It’s also recommended that you remove the license plates
  • All keys to all vehicle compartments must be provided, including tire locks (All vehicle compartments are inspected by the Department of Homeland Security – any vehicle without access to locked compartments will be detained.)
  • You must also disengage the vehicle’s alarm system before shipping if possible
  • 1 copy of Power of Attorney is required if other than that of the Spouse of Service Member
  • Signed copy of Shipping Order must be received prior to your desired shipping date
  • 1 Copy of PCS Orders
  • 1 Copy of US Title or U.S. Vehicle Registration
  • 1 Copy of Bill of Sale or Proforma Invoice
  • 1 Copy of Miltiary ID Card (front and back)
  • 1 Copy of Marriage License (if POV is in spouse name and spouse not on orders)
  • 1 Copy of Power of Attorney if Service Member or Spouse is not turning in
  • Form 3299 – download here
  • EPA Form 3520 – download here
  • DOT HS Form 7 – download here
  • Treasury Form – download here
  • Vehicle must be thoroughly clean inside AND out
  • Less than a ¼ tank of fuel, cannot be above ¼ Tank
  • Spare tire (2 only) jack and lug wrench
  • Only factory installed items. No personal effects
  • Only tools that came with the vehicle are allowed (NO TOOL BOXES)
  • Only roof racks installed by the auto manufacturer
  • No tailgate nets, covers, bras
  • No extra speakers, or equalizers if not bolted
  • No decorative ornaments
  • All seat covers will be removed
  • Remove license plates (recommended)
  • Keys must be provided for all compartments to include tire locks (Department of Homeland
  • Security Inspects all compartments and will detain any vehicle without access to a locked compartment)
  • Alarm system must be disengaged prior to shipment when possible
  • 1 Copy of Power of Attorney if other than Spouse of Service Member
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