How To Ship Your Hal
The following are some of the factors one should put into consideration when choosing a car shipping company.
Find the auto shipping companies you are interested in and go directly to their website for a quote. One is likely to find movers with a good reputation this way, but they are likely to be expensive. At this stage, you should look for the most affordable option from a multi-quote website. Enter all the required information correctly to receive the most accurate rates. This method is useful as it gives accurate automatic quotes from reliable companies.
Does the auto transport company have its own equipment?
Check whether the car transport company uses its own 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 so that you ensure they offer the features that are necessary for transporting your Hal. It is likely that one will find companies advertising that do not necessarily have their own equipment. Most of these are fronted by brokers, who in turn look for available spaces in company carriers.
Do they provide transport insurance?
Insurance is an essential thing in a shipping company. By having a transport insurance cover, it is a guarantee that your car will be safely and successfully taken care of should anything go a miss in the shipping process.
Does the company offer discounts that seem too good to be true or ask for money upfront?
The cost of shipping should be put into consideration at all times. Make sure you trust what you are paying for and what you are getting in return. Reasonable rates should be provided and high-quality services offered. In addition, the provision of a quote based on one’s shipping needs must also be put into consideration.
Does the company have a storage facility you can visit?
A place to go and see the operation of your vehicle shipment is of utmost importance. Transparency is important in shipping operations, and one must be sure that they have an enclosed facility that protects your vehicle and preserves it through the storage term.
Is the company well equipped to ship across the border?
Make sure your carrier has more information in customs clearance and is bonded if necessary. There should be minimal interference and the carrier should have an in-depth knowledge of the border and all documentation.
Are the drivers appropriately trained and licensed?
When your vehicle is in transit, its safety and its state is in the hands of the driver transporting it. It is crucial that one make sure that one driver have undergone extensive training and are knowledgeable about loading procedures and the necessary processes for transportation.
Comparison of multiple shipping companies
One should compare quotes and services from several companies. This will help in determining the appropriate service for your move and find the reasonable car shipping rates. Be wary of the expensive quotes but also those that seem too cheap.
Ask about payment options
Know the payment methods for your move. A reputable company will allow you to pay by a credit card or an invoice. However, those that offer cash only basis should be avoided as you will have no course if you are unhappy with your car transport 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.