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Vehicle Shipping for College Students

Making the big transition to college with your child?  Having a vehicle relocated for your college student can be simple if you just follow a few steps in preparation.  There are many things you worry about when sending a child off to school, but getting their vehicle to them shouldn't be one of them.

Car Shipping for College Students

When choosing a destination address for the vehicle delivery, consider the surrounding location.  Most college campuses are not designed to have large trucks maneuvering their streets, so your best bet would be to choose a large parking lot or anywhere that has plenty of space for the truck to turn around and unload safely.  Also, make sure that you or your child will be at the given destination location at the time of vehicle arrival.  This is important so the transporter can get sign-off on the vehicle inspection, or condition report, and hand the keys over.  Please be aware that the driver most likely has other vehicles to deliver, so your prompt presence at delivery is essential.

- Air up all the tires to manufacturer's suggestions.

- Make sure that the vehicle is operable so that the transporter will have no problems loading or unloading it.

- The vehicle may have to be driven on and off the truck a few times so leave a little gas in the tank.

- Take pictures of the vehicle prior to being transported so the condition can be noted.

Next, even though you may want to fill up the car with as much stuff as possible for the big move, DON'T!  This is for your safety as well as that of the driver.  Personal items can add a lot of weight to a vehicle, and the driver may refuse to transport it rather than go overweight.  Additionally, the transport company will not be responsible for any loss or damage to items inside the vehicle, so it’s just not worth the risk.

Lastly, trust us to get the job done. This is why you hired us!  We have many years of experience in moving vehicles and will do everything we can to ensure that you are satisfied.  Your focus should be only on getting your child moved in to their new school, so leave the logistics to us!

Let MetroGistics help you along the way.  Just give us a call at 877.571.6235 any time day or night, or email us at  Don't forget about our iPhone track and trace app to keep yourself in the loop with ETAs and status updates! Find it at the iTunes app store under "MetroGistics."