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Transporting Cars Interstate - Tips for Car Haulers

Published by Joe Webster.

What's in this article?
  1. How to Transport Cars Interstate - Tips for Car Haulers
  2. Slow and Steady
  3. Vehicle Condition Report - What About Your Own Vehicle?
  4. Winks
  5. Watch Out
  6. Don't Be Cheap
  7. License and Registration
  8. Summary
  9. Related Information & FAQ
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How to Transport Cars Interstate - Tips for Car Haulers

While everyone usually discusses what customers must do in order to protect themselves against the schemes of vehicle carriers trying to earn a quick buck with little or no effort on their part, we have decided to do the opposite.

Whether you are a first-timer or an experienced car hauler we have compiled a number of tips designed to help make transporting cars interstate a whole lot easier. These tips will make each trip less stressful, help save time and will increase your efficiency.

Slow and Steady

While cruising along the highway at 70mph will ensure you reach your destination well before schedule, it will also ensure that you get there with a few speeding tickets. Follow the rules, drive slow and stick to the speed limit to avoid unnecessary stops. This will also help save you large amounts of money each year that would otherwise be spent on fuel.

Vehicle Condition Report - What About Your Own Vehicle?

While you need to inspect the cars you are transporting don't forget to check your own, especially the battery. The last thing you want while transporting cars interstate is your own vehicle failing you, so always remember to check the battery and carry a wince just in case.

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40 Winks

Many a hauler has caused severe accidents on the highway while transporting cars interstate on long trips because they don't get enough sleep. Forget about driving through the night, if you feel the cost of a motel is too high set up a small bed in the back of your truck, but make sure you get the rest you need.

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Watch Out

Even experienced drivers have a hard time predicting the movements of the vehicles they are transporting on their trailers, it is very easy for trailers and trucks to flip over because their load is too heavy. Even if your trailer allows you to carry 12 or more cars you should start small especially if you are new to auto transport. Begin with 2-3 cars so that you can get used to their shifting weight.

Don't Be Cheap

If you want your business to run smoothly then your trucks need to be in top shape. Purchase the best trucks your budget allows and the latest models if possible. The last thing your business needs is to have a truck out of commission with customers at your door.

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License and Registration

It's easy for haulers to get stopped frequently while transporting cars interstate with such expensive cargo, so you want to make sure your license is current and that you have excellent insurance in case of emergency.


If you want your business to flourish and do well then good insurance, a valid license and excellent trucks that are well looked after and up to date are all indispensable. If you want to enjoy each interstate trip then get enough sleep, stick to the speed limit and be careful. Follow these tips and you will be a successful businessman while your customers remain happy.

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Joe Webster always knew the auto transport industry would be a great career option. And with decades of experience, Joe is now an established consultant for A1 Auto Transport.

Joe was born in Santa Cruz, California. During high school, Joe worked as a mechanic; a job continued to work part-time during his bachelor's degree.

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