Before you select an Auto Transport Carrier, you should have a clear understanding of what type of service they will provide and when they will provide it.
Independent Auto Transport Carrier Companies usually only have a single truck, a few have more. This makes timing difficult to predict because of so many variables. That’s why communication is critical; having the driver’s cell phone number is a must.
Be vigilant right from the start when dealing with the Auto Transport Carrier. If something doesn’t sound or seam right, it’s not and you may want to look for other options. That doesn’t mean to switch companies if the Auto Transport Carrier tells you there is going to be a delay.
A considerable percentage of car shipments do get delayed for reasons beyond control of the Auto Transport Carrier. This is to be expected. The problem happens when the company fails to communicate with you, or worse gives you bogus or misleading information. If the company runs into a problem, but clearly communicates the issue, you will most likely want to stick with the company.
What to Look for in a Car Shipping Carrier?
When selecting an Auto Transport Carrier, you will want to find out if they offer open or enclosed services, Wheel straps or Chains, What their insurance deductible is and if they will list you as additionally insured (not just a policy certificate holder).
Ask them to make sure they provide you with a pre-shipment inspection, also known as a BOL (Bill of Lading) prior to shipping the car, and then make sure you do a complete inspection at delivery, before the driver leaves.
Auto Transport Carrier Companies go all over and few run regular routes. That’s why you need to find out where your car will be traveling during shipment so you can predict how long your car will take to be delivered. Anticipate 300 miles a day, for shipment, even though a transport driver may travel as many as 500 miles a day. Get an online car shipping quote.