Daily Tips

Auto Transport Daily Tips


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


  • 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.


  • 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.


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


  • 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.


  • 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.


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


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


  • 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.