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.