How To Ship Your Hertz
Auto shipping companies offer different shipping options for different types of vehicles. People tend to think the search for a car shipping company is a simple exercise especially considering the fact that most companies will likely have websites. However, to have that hertz transported safely, whether the shipping is domestic or overseas, one must do some due diligence.
There is no single fool proof way of knowing who is better than the other. The best thing to do in such a scenario is to choose a company you can trust. Finding a reliable long distance car shipping company requires a thorough investigation of reputations. Ask around from friends and acquaintances who have had their vehicles shipped before. What were their experiences with their service providers? Were the services affordable? Did they have complaints and how were they handled? The answers to these questions might give you a clearer picture of the companies you intend to do business with.
The internet has further resources that one might leverage to find out whether the company they are trusting with their prized possession is reliable. There are industry based and general business websites like the Better Business Bureau that have information about company reputations and reviews by past clients. The BBB, in particular, is effective given the fact that they have high standards of vetting reviews and follow up on complaints, and have records going back as far as three years.
There are many other indirect signs that one might use to determine the trustworthiness of the company they choose. For instance, make sure the company is properly registered and has insurance for every vehicle they carry. Insurance companies will only deal with reliable and steady companies. Another indication of their reliability is how long they have been in business. Whether domestic or international, the shipping business is very tough. Any company that has survived the industry for several years must be doing things right.
Look also at their list of past clients. If they are willing to provide that information that should be the first indication of their trust in their own capability and the quality of service they give. Gauge the list provided and look for established businesses, dealerships, and cars similar to the one you are looking to transport.
Another point of comparison is through prices. While many often look for the cheapest option, cheap is not necessarily the best when it comes to the shipping industry. The key is to make sure what you are paying for is what you receive. By all means, go for the most affordable, but be wary of those automobile transport companies that have too low a quote. This might simply be a bid to attract the attention of the potential customer and have them sign a contract.
Payment options are also another important way of gauging trust. Go for those companies that require safe payment options like credit cards, and not those who will require cash up front. Trust between the company and the client should be the biggest factor when looking for a car shipping company.
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.