Archive for May, 2011

present for shipping

A question often asked is “Do I need to be present at time of loading, because I own the car?”  No.  You are able to have anyone of your choosing at pickup and delivery.  We are not responsible to check the registration to the owner.  One the pickup of the car ensure that the person who is there, has the keys and some time to do the inspection with the driver.  The driver will inspect your car and mark any pre-existing damage with you.  The car will be covered under the cargo insurance of the driver for any damages he creates while it is on the auto transport trailer.  Something we have discussed earlier in the blogs to keep in mind, while it is rare, if there is an act of nature like a tornado or hail storm that damages your car, that is not something we are liable for and your personal insurance will cover that. Or if there is road debris that kicks up, and that is also a very rare occurrence.  Just as for during delivery, you do not need to be present as the owner of the car.  Just insure whoever is, has the COD payment for the driver if that is applicable and is at a location where the truck can safely get to and unload.

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selling car transport leads

Some car shipping tips that you should keep in mind when you are looking for quotes, is be sure the companies you are calling to get quotes from are actually companies that ship cars and not lead generating sites.  Often there are sites that rank high on Google and appear to be a car transport company.  However, often these sites are strictly used to sell leads to what are often fly-by-night companies because they do not appear on Google because they continually change their name.  Of course, this is not applicable to all companies who receive these leads but often our customers tell us they were mislead and thought they were getting a quote from one company and then started to receive numerous emails, text messages and calls from people being hard sold into accepting the quote.  As always do your home, look for yourself how long they have been in business on the BBB.  It is going to cost you some time upfront, but generally the headache saved will be worth it in the end.

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