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Requirements for Hawaii Auto Transport

Please carefully review the information provided in its entirety, as we list important perquisites for shipping your vehicle to or from Hawaii. Following these steps will be very useful in assuring it’s all “smooth sailing”, and that your vehicle arrives when it should without delays.

Preparing to Ship your Vehicle


You must have the vehicle title and a current registration current to ship. If you are not the owner of the vehicle a notarized letter of authorization from the registered owner on record. If there is a  lien holder on the registration you won’t have the title in hand, therefore you will need a letter from that lien holder authorizing shipment to or from Hawaii. You cannot transport a vehicle with a lien on it to or from Hawaii without this letter from the bank.

We need all keys that open all compartments, fuel doors, and the key that starts the vehicle.  The Department of Agriculture inspects every inch of the vehicle. They will hold your vehicle at the port if they cannot access all areas.    The vehicle needs to be cleaned. This is so it can be properly inspected. If it is not clean it will be held back at the port.  USDA inspections will be looking for soil and bugs or anything contaminated with organic material that could potentially  carry a disease. Soil build-up can usually be found inside the cab, wheel wells, rims, bumpers, beds and/or anywhere on the  undercarriage of vehicles. Keep your registration documents with you. You’ll need that to prove you are the owner of the vehicle  when it arrives at the port.


Items in Vehicle


The vehicle must ship without any items, other than those came from the factory. Such as toolkits, spare tires, etc. All other items are prohibited. We have provided a list of the most common items from our experience:

  1. Radar Detectors
  2. CD’s USB’s Memory Cards
  3. Cell Phones
  4. Loose Speaker Boxes
  5. Aftermarket alarm systems that are not disarmed and/or disabled
  6. Fire Extinguishers
  7. Decorations (Fuzzy Dice. Air fresheners.

As you may have guessed everything must go. If you are not sure, it’s better to not risk it.


Fuel and Other Liquids


» Fuel – To help with the weight of the vehicle and safety, no more than one quarter tank of fuel must be in the vehicle. Some vehicles is alternative fuels. Contact Us to assure your vehicle doesn’t need special attention if it is an alternative fuel vehicle.

» Fire extinguishers – They cannot travel with your vehicle. This is a federal law.

» Propane tanks – Some vehicles have propane tanks. Especially recreational vehicles. If you have avoid sending them, it would be best however if they are permanent fixtures on the vehicle, then they must be tagged as empty by an authorized propane fuel provider.


Port Drop-Off


Some customers that have a nearby port will drive to the port to save extra shipping costs associated with us coming to your door. However, before you take your vehicle to the port, you must have placed an order with us. We cannot accept it until we have a reservation number and this cannot be done on the fly at the port.


Our port locations are in Long Beach, CA, Seattle, WA, and Oakland, CA


100% Insured

Your vehicle is insured both inland and on the water as it travels to you.


Full Inspection

Each Vehicle is Fully Inspected before and after delivery to assure no damage


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