How To Ship Your Everson
Here are some questions one must ask themselves when looking to ship that Everson home.
How much does it cost?
Find the companies you are interested in and go directly to their website for a quote. It is likely that one will find the most reliable companies to be the most expensive. A multi-quote website at this stage might be helpful. Make sure to enter all the required information correctly to receive the most accurate prices. While this process is likely to return good workable quotes, it is important to remember that sometimes these companies change quotes with the season or region. Confirm just how long the quote will be good for.
Does the car shipping company have its own equipment?
There are a lot of middle men in the auto shipping industry. However, if a company has its own transportation equipment rather than brokering it to a third party, this shows that the company is reputable.In your search ensure that the company in question has provided you with information about their equipment. This makes it easier to confirm whether what they have is suitable for the car to be transported. Not every company that claims to ship vehicles countrywide actually uses their own equipment.
Do they offer insurance?
Insurance is important in the car shipping industry for many reasons. First, it is a sign that the company is reliable. No insurance company can deal with a company that has a history of high-risk operations, disciplinary action taken against them, or one that is not registered. More importantly, though, insurance is a guarantee that should anything happen to the vehicle, then the costs will be covered by the company. Finally, the department of transport requires every car company to have their vehicles insured. Dealing with an insured company gives the assurance that the auto shipping company is compliant with the rules of the USDOT.
Does the company have a storage facility?
The car might not always arrive on time, especially when moving long distance. To avoid inconveniences that might occur in such situations, make sure the car company has a storage facility. The storage facility makes it easier to hold the car for the few days before the owner or contact person is in a position to either pick it up or receive it. Further, the storage facility gives you the opportunity to gauge the reliability of the company before committing oneself by gauging how they handle the cars in their care.
Are the drivers trained and licensed?
A lot happens before and after the actual shipment of the vehicle from source to destination. However, ultimately, the biggest factor in the car shipping process will be the drivers. Once the trucks hit the road, everything is in the hands of the drivers. It is important, then, that one makes sure the drivers they choose for the car transportation process have the right amount of training and licensing, and are knowledgeable on the necessary loading and transportation processes.
Positive answers to these questions mean the company will offer more than satisfactory service.
Written By:Joe Webster
Joe Webster began his journey in the auto transport field by attending the University of Southern California (USC), where he graduated with a Bachelor of Business Marketing.
After college, he started his career in the auto transport industry from the bottom up and has done virtually every job there is to do at A-1 Auto Transport, including but not limited to: Truck Driver, Dispatch, Sales, PR, Bookkeeping, Transport Planner, Transport Manager, International Transport Manager, Brokering, Customer Service, and Marketing. Working with his mentor Tony Taylor, Joe Webster has learned the ins and outs of this industry which is largely misunderstood.
With over 30 years experience in the industry, we've been helping people ship their vehicles, motorcycles, RV's, heavy equipment, household goods and more across the country or overseas without a hitch. Ask us anything.