Did you or your spouse just receive PCS orders for overseas? Are you planning on bringing your POV with you?
If you answered yes to both of the above, it is important for you to know the changes that take effect for shipping your Personally Owned Vehicle (POV) overseas beginning May 1, 2014.
The Military Surface Deployment and Distribution Command, responsible for managing DoD’s POV shipping program, have signed a new contractor (International Auto Logistics) that will be responsible for shipping your vehicle from the US to the processing center closest to your overseas PCS location.
Along with the new contractor, and in light of the increasing budget cuts that have placed a significant burden on the entire military community, four of these stateside Vehicle Processing Center (VPC) locations have been closed permanently. If you want to ship your vehicle overseas, you’ll have to transport it to one of the remaining nine VPC locations left in the US.
What does all this mean to you?
For many servicemembers...