Questions To Ask A Chauffeur Before Letting Them Move Your Car
Buying a car costs money and will often require sacrifice to do so. But these original costs are well worth it for the convenience a vehicle brings. A car is therefore a treasured item and one that requires care when you need to move it as part of your relocation process. There are two ways to move your car; you could drive it to your new location or hire the services of a professional driver to do this for you. With growing competition among chauffeurs, the person you entrust your car with must be licensed and have vast experience with different types of vehicles.
After you go through the process of identifying the right chauffeur, you need to vet this individual to determine whether or not they are the right fit. Here are some queries you should place before the chauffeur:
When should I expect you to arrive?
The turnaround time varies from one driver to another. Other issues also come into play such as the date when the journey commences and the number of stopovers along the way. For a drive to a nearby city, the trip may take a few hours while going to another state could take several days.
Is your driving license up to date?
There is nothing as inconveniencing as entrusting your car to a moving company’s driver or an individual only for them to get arrested for licensing infringement. Obtain proof of the document’s validity before the contract gets underway.
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How is your driving record?
Drivers are not only responsible for the safety of the cars under their care but also that of passengers. A clean record is sufficient proof that you are dealing with a responsible person. A chauffeur with an impeccable record will have no reservations about inquiries made to their employer.
Are you trained for this type of work?
Excellent car transportation drivers train for different scenarios. For instance, they might run into a traffic snarl-up that might delay motorists. Sharp drivers know how to find and use alternative routes. They also need expertise on how to drive in extreme weather conditions.
What is your employment status?
A result-oriented driver gets employed on a permanent basis. Such a status is an indication of the value and professionalism they bring to the moving firm.
How well do you know the area?
Of course, you expect chauffeurs to use GPS software to get to a location. However, knowledge of the area you are heading to beats shortcomings in technology.
From the above set of questions, one can conclude that you should not leave anything to chance when moving your car. A skilled chauffeur knows their approximate arrival date. They also have their driving license renewed and up to date. Besides, an impeccable driving record gains a client’s confidence. Training in handling circumstances on the road has a significant impact on the service you get while the driver’s employment status reinforces your belief in their work.
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.
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