Private Firms to Transport and Store US Military Members’ Private VehiclesOct 28, 2013 17:30 UTC
When a military family is moved abroad, what happens to their cars? That just one of the private vehicle dilemmas confronting the US military on a regular basis, as approximately 650,000 service members, family members, and civilian employees are moved each year within and beyond the USA.
American Auto Logistics (AAL) in Park Ridge, NJ operates 40 vehicle process centers and 8 long-term storage facilities in the United States, Europe, the Middle East, and Asia. AAL performs logistics functions required to move privately-owned vehicles belonging to US military members from the USA to destinations OCONUS (Outside the CONtinental United States). These functions include processing, booking and shipment via GDS ocean carriers; customs inspections and agriculture clearances; and drayage and storage of the vehicles. Contracts from 2003 include: