Daily Tips

Auto Transport Daily Tips

05-19-2017

  • Make sure to thoroughly research any prospective shipping company at the BBB

05-24-2017

  • Never choose the lowest price.  The lower the price, the less chance will accept your load

05-29-2017

  • Make sure that you have less than 1/8th tank of fuel when it is picked up.

05-30-2017

  • Always read the terms and conditions of the company you choose to ship your vehicle.

06-01-2017

  • Never put personal household items in the car, our trucks are not licensed to carry them.

06-05-2017

  • Always get a copy of the damage inspection the truck does at pick up.

06-07-2017

  • Never pay a company up front in advance of your vehicle being loaded.

06-29-2017

  • Never try paying a truck at delivery with a personal check.  All trucks in our network only accept cash or Postal money order.

06-30-2017

  • Always get three or four estimates from reliable transporting companies.

07-03-2017

  • Being flexible on pick-up and delivery dates will save you money.

07-04-2017

  • Always ask to get a copy of the trucks insurance coverage certificate before releasing it to them.

07-07-2017

  • Avoid “self shipping sites” unless you know how to properly research a trucking company through government websites.

10-07-2017

  • When making reservation with a transport company always let them know of equipment that is not factory installed.

12-07-2017

  • Let your shipping company know if your vehicle is raise, lowered or has oversized tires.

17-07-2017

  • It is a rule of thumb that trucks average around 350 miles per day, so a 200 mile trip will take around 7-8 days.

21-07-2017

  • Avoid using terminal to terminal services for shipping your vehicle.  They are among the lowest priced, however many more damage claims come from terminal services and take much longer.

25-07-2017

  • Door to Door auto shipping services are usually the best choice for convenience and safety of your vehicle.

26-07-2017

  • Always have your cell phone with you and be available a day before the estimated delivery days.  Trucks will not wait more than a few hours before they put your car in storage and move on the delivery the next customer.

31-07-2017

  • Always do a thorough inspection at deliver.  if you miss a problem and sign off on the trucks bill of lading then it’s nearly impossible to make a claim afterwards.

01-08-2017

  • It’s always a good idea to take lots of pictures and video of the pick-up and delivery process.

04-08-2017

  • Always ask the driver to note the mileage of your vehicle on the inspection report.

16-08-2017

  • If a truck can’t get to your home because of restrictions of the city, then choose a large supermarket of shopping center closest to your home as a meeting place.