Movetransport FAQ

For What cost you transport vehicle?
Competitive cost is charged in Movetransport vehicle shipping company. The auto shipping charges will be based upon size of the vehicle transited and also the place the vehicle is required to be delivered. The type of vehicle is also considered along.

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What are some reasons why a person should not tamper with their car?
In most cases tampering will not improve a car's gas mileage and drive ability and may make them worse; tampering will increase your car's emissions and add to air pollution, tampering is an expensive waste because it nullifies emission controls that on a new model car may have cost $300 to $400 and tampering can void a manufacturer's emission control warranty.

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Days required for placing shipping order?
In movetransport, if clients are interested to place shipping order they are required to submit within two weeks prior to cross country and three to four weeks in advance for overseas shipment. Quick vehicle shipment is also made to meet customer emergency.

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In what time you ship vehicle?
The time taken to transport the customer's vehicle is likely to be on distance between pickup and drop and also other customer vehicle shipped in. Even factors like change in climate, distance and traffic.

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What are the sources of air pollution?
Air pollution has many sources. Some sources are obvious- like industrial smokestacks, chemical plants, automobiles transport ,trucks and buses. Others are not so obvious- like gasoline stations; dry-cleaners; outboard motors; lawn, garden, farm and construction equipment engines; certain paints; and various household products.

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What is I/M?
Auto inspection and maintenance (I/M) programs require the testing of motor vehicles in parts of the country with unhealthy air and the repair of those that do not meet standards. I/M tests use special equipment to measure the pollution in your car's exhaust. These tests check that your car's key emission controls are installed as designed and then analyze the exhaust to check acceptable control of carbon monoxide and hydrocarbons (which form smog). Advanced tests also check nitrogen oxide emissions (which also form smog). Standards are set according to your car's model year. If your car exceeds those limits, it usually will pass its retest after minor adjustments, maintenance and repairs. More than 30 states have inspection and repair programs. By the year 2000, one-third of the nation's cars are scheduled to be included in I/M programs.

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What is being done about the smoke coming out of the trucks and buses?Why don't these vehicles have to be tested for emissions like cars?
The smoke you are seeing is particulate matter (PM). The smoke is coming from buses and trucks manufactured prior to 1993. Bus and heavy duty truck engines manufactured since 1993 have very tight particulate emissions standards and therefore do not emit visible smoke. It is very common for engines on pre-1993 buses to be rebuilt or replaced which means that these buses have longer lifetime expectancies and are not replaced by newer, cleaner buses. In 1993, EPA adopted a rule (called the Retrofit/Rebuild Program) which requires that when the engines are rebuilt or retrofitted that they must conform to tighter PM emission standards. The retrofit/rebuild program is intended to reduce the ambient levels of PM in urban areas and is limited to 1993 and earlier model year (MY) urban buses operating in metropolitan areas with 1980 populations of 750,000 or more, whose engines are rebuilt or replaced after January 1, 1995.

The emission testing program (also known as the I/M program) tests gasoline-fueled vehicles for hydrocarbon (HC), carbon monoxide (CO) and nitrogen oxide (NOx) emissions. Diesel-fueled vehicles emit low levels of HC and CO and high levels of NOx and PM. Congress has not given EPA the authority under the Clean Air Act to require heavy duty diesel trucks and buses to be emission tested like gasoline cars and trucks. However, several states have implemented in-use testing of diesel vehicles, particularly aimed that reducing PM emissions.

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What is tampering?
Tampering is removing, disconnecting, damaging or in any way rendering ineffective any emission control device or element of design installed on a motor vehicle or motor vehicle engine. Tampering may include: removing or rendering inoperative such devices as the catalytic converter, air pump and EGR valve, disconnecting vacuum lines and electrical or mechanical portions of the pollution control system such as electrical solenoids or vacuum-activated valves; adjusting an element of a car's emission control design out of line with the manufacturer's specifications; knowingly installing a replacement part that is not equivalent in design and function to the part that was originally on the car; adding on a part that was not originally certified on the car such as installation of dual carburetors to replace a single carburetor or dual exhaust to replace a single exhaust system.

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What are some reasons why a person should not tamper with their car?
In most cases tampering will not improve a car's gas mileage and drive ability and may make them worse; tampering will increase your car's emissions and add to air pollution, tampering is an expensive waste because it nullifies emission controls that on a new model car may have cost $300 to $400 and tampering can void a manufacturer's emission control warranty.

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What is the cost for obtaining an Operating Authority?
Each individual Operating Authority is $300. Separate filing fees must be submitted with the application at the time of processing for each Authority sought. For instance, requests for Common Carrier of Property Motor Carrier and Contract Property Motor Carrier Authority will require two $300 fees ($600). Payments can be combined. FILING FEES ARE NON-REFUNDABLE..

  1. You can file for the following operating authorities with the OP-1 Application For Motor Property Carrier and Broker Authority:
    • Motor Common Carrier of Property except Household Goods;
    • Motor Contract Carrier of Property except Household Goods;
    • Motor Common Carrier of Household Goods,
    • Motor Contract Carrier of Household Goods,
    • Broker of Property except Household Goods,
    • Broker of Household Goods,
    • United States Based Enterprise Owned or Controlled By Persons of Mexico Providing Truck Services For The Transport "ation of International Cargo (Except Household Goods);
    • United States Based Enterprise Owned or Controlled By Persons of Mexico Providing Truck Services For The Transportation of International Household Goods
  2. OP-1(FF) - Application for Freight Forwarder Authority
  3. OP-1(P) - Application for Motor Passenger Carrier Authority
  4. OP-1(MX) - Application to Register Mexico-based Carriers for Motor Carrier Authority to Operate Beyond U.S. Municipalities and Commercial Zones on the U.S.-Mexico Border
  5. OP-2 - Application for Mexican Certificate of Registration for Foreign Motor Carriers and Foreign Motor Private Carriers Under 49 U.S.C. 1302.
In most cases tampering will not improve a car's gas mileage and drive ability and may make them worse; tampering will increase your car's emissions and add to air pollution, tampering is an expensive waste because it nullifies emission controls that on a new model car may have cost $300 to $400 and tampering can void a manufacturer's emission control warranty.

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What is the definition of an authorized for-hire carrier?
The definition of an "authorized for-hire " carrier is a person or company that provides transportation of cargo or passengers for compensation. If you are a for-hire carrier, in addition to the USDOT Number you will also need to obtain Operating Authority (MC Number).

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What are the definitions of common, contract, and broker Authority?
Common carriers provide for-hire truck transportation to the general public. Common carriers must file both liability (BI & PD) insurance and cargo insurance. Contract carriers provide for-hire truck transportation to specific, individual shippers, based on contracts. Contract carriers must file only liability (BI & PD) insurance. Brokers arrange for the truck transportation of cargo belonging to others, for compensation, utilizing for-hire carriers to provide the actual truck transportation. Brokers must file either a surety bond or trust fund agreement.

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What is a Private motor carrier?
Private motor carrier means a person who provides transportation of property or passengers, by commercial motor vehicle, and is not a for-hire motor carrier.

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Can a contract carrier broker loads?
No. A contract carrier cannot broker loads without first applying for and receiving a license to operate as a broker of freight

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What is a Private motor carrier of passengers(business), and what is a Private motor carrier of passengers(non-business)?
Private motor carrier of passengers (business) means a private motor carrier engaged in the interstate transportation of passengers which is provided in the furtherance of a commercial enterprise and is not available to the public at large. Private motor carrier of passengers (nonbusiness) means private motor carrier involved in the interstate transportation of passengers that does not otherwise meet the definition of a private motor carrier of passengers (business).

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What are Collision Reporting Centres?
A Collision Reporting Centre is a facility created to help motorists in reporting motor vehicle collisions. This service is currently available in a number of urban centres. No fees are charged.

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What actions should I take before going to a Collision Reporting Centre?

  1. If it is safe to do so, remove vehicles from the roadway.
  2. Call Police to ensure police presence is not required and obtain the location of the closest Collision Reporting Centre.
  3. Exchange information with the other involved parties, including independent witnesses. (Names, addresses, phone numbers, insurance companies and vehicle particulars, etc.).
  4. As soon as possible, bring your vehicle to the Collision Reporting Centre most convenient to you.
  5. Bring documentation with you to the Collision Reporting Centre (e.g. driver's licence, ownership and insurance, etc.).

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What precautions should I take before I purchase a used vehicle?
As with any major purchase, you may wish to have the vehicle inspected prior to purchasing. You should take it to a certified mechanic that you trust and have them inspect it before you make the purchase. The mechanic may find defects that are not covered under the regulations relating to a Safety Standards Certificates (SSC) that may be costly to repair in the near future.

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What is a Safety Standard Certificate (SSC)?
An SSC is a certificate that is issued by a government- approved Motor Vehicle Inspection Station (MVIS) after a vehicle passes an inspection. This inspection covers the minimum safety requirements for vehicles in the province of Ontario.

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When do I require an SSC?
An SSC is required when:
registering a rebuilt motor vehicle;
transferring a used motor vehicle to a new owner as fit;
registering a motor vehicle in Ontario that was previously registered in another province or country;
changing the status of a vehicle from unfit to fit.

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Is an SSC a warranty on my vehicle purchase?
An SSC is not a warranty or guarantee on the general condition of the vehicle. The SSC only certifies that on the date it was issued, the vehicle met the minimum safety standards as set down by Regulation 611 of Ontario's Highway Traffic Act (HTA).

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Where do I get a vehicle inspected?
You can have your vehicle inspected at a Ministry of Transportation-approved Motor Vehicle Inspection Station (MVIS). There are approximately 13,500 stations across Ontario, just look for the green and white sign that says "Ontario Motor Vehicle Inspection Station". MTO does not make recommendations regarding the choice of Motor Vehicle Inspection Stations to perform inspections. The choice is yours. However, MTO does encourage you to have motorcycles inspected only by MVIS mechanics with a certificate of qualification as a motorcycle technician.

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How much does an inspection cost?
The ministry does not govern the cost of either inspections or any repairs. It might, therefore, be beneficial to "shop around" and compare prices and service.

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How long is an SSC valid for?
For the purposes of transferring ownership, an SSC is valid for 36 days from the day that the SSC was issued.

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What if I believe the inspection of a vehicle I just purchased was carried out improperly?
You should do the following three steps:
  1. Check the regulations and ensure that the defect is an inspection requirement under the Highway Traffic Act - R.R.O. 1990, Reg. 611 Schedules 1 through 9, whichever applies to the type of vehicle inspected.
  2. If you still believe the vehicle inspection was carried out improperly, you are encouraged to have your vehicle re-inspected at another MVIS location. Be sure to request they provide you with a list of items, including applicable measurements that do not meet the minimum SSC requirements. This information will support a possible ministry investigation.
  3. If the results of the second inspection indicate the inspection was not properly conducted, you can contact your local Ministry of Transportation enforcement office as listed in the blue pages of your local telephone book (see "Drivers and Vehicles").

In order to support a possible ministry investigation, do not have the defective vehicle components changed, modified or repaired before you discuss your situation with an officer at your local MTO enforcement office. If an enforcement officer inspects your vehicle and finds that the vehicle could not have met the minimum requirements on the day of inspection, then a charge may be laid against the garage/mechanic that did the inspection. The fine range upon conviction is from $400 to $20,000.

If the officer inspects your vehicle and finds that it has critical defects, the vehicle must be repaired before it is put back on the road. If the vehicle is not going to be repaired at the location where the officer inspected it, then the officer will remove the plates and will put the vehicle in "unfit" status.

When requested, the ministry will supply the vehicle owner with a copy of the inspection results. The ministry cannot force an MVIS station to pay for any repairs on a vehicle to bring it into compliance. To recoup any out-of-pocket expenses that were required to make the vehicle comply with the minimum safety requirements, you may choose to seek legal advice and/or consider civil action against the MVIS station/mechanic.

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Do I have to have my vehicle repaired at the MVIS where the initial inspection was completed?
No, but if you do not wish to incur any additional inspection fees you must return the vehicle to the station for re-inspection of the repaired items and issuance of the SSC. In this case, no additional fee will be charged for re-inspection, providing that the wheel brake assemblies do not have to be inspected a second time.

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How can I find out about the Red Book value for my car?
The Red Book, which contains vehicle values, is published by Canadian Red Book Inc. This book or a similar one is available at most book stores and at retail automotive centres. To obtain the Red Book value of a vehicle, you need to look up the year, make and model of the vehicle in question. The wholesale value is the one most commonly used for retail sales tax purposes. The Used Vehicle Information Package uses this retail value for transferring ownership of a vehicle on a private sale. If you wish to purchase the official Red Book you can reach them by calling 905-469-6468.

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What is wrong with the rebuilt air bags?
Laboratory tests of the rebuilt air bags produced by National Sacs Gonflables Inc., determined that these rebuilt air bags were unsafe. When deployed, these rebuilt air bags could cause serious head and upper body injury.

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Am I at risk? Which vehicles are likely to have a rebuilt air bag from National?
Any vehicle with an air bag that has been replaced since the beginning of 1998 may contain a rebuilt air bag from National Sacs Gonflables Inc. This could include used vehicles or vehicles that have been involved in a collision since the beginning of 1998.

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How can a vehicle owner check their air bag to ensure that it is safe?
Vehicles with air bags are equipped with a light on the dash that would indicate any problems with the air bag system. However, this diagnostic system and the light will not indicate whether the air bag is a rebuilt air bag. Whether an air bag is rebuilt or not can only be determined by a repair shop and requires that the air bag be removed from the steering wheel or vehicle dash for closer inspection. MTO recommends that vehicle owners go to a qualified repair shop to determine whether rebuilt air bags from National Sacs Gonflables Inc. have been installed in their vehicle.

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