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Saturday, May 30, 2009

How to find Good Vehicle Shipping Company

Any person who owns a vehicle is aware of the necessity of getting the services of a good vehicle company to transport their vehicle from one place to another. Each owner of a vehicle wants to take good care of it and wants it to be handled properly while it is being shipped. Hence, the people who will be handling the vehicle should be experienced and know the value of the vehicle which is being shipped so that they will take care of it properly. Some people will even sell their vehicle to avoid shipping it as they are afraid of the scratches and damages that might occur while shipping. So, a lot of care should be taken to ensure that you obtain the services of a good vehicle shipping company.

The company that you choose should render quality service and should also be economical. You can take the help of friends who have used various shipping companies, you can search the internet and you can also go through the local telephone book to find the right auto transport company. This will give you an idea about the services rendered and also whether it will suit your vehicle.

You should find out if the company is registered with the U.S. Department of Transportation and a USDOT and MC member is given to them. There should be a middle man or a broker who will have a MC number. You should find out if the car shipping company has the documentation to ship vehicles in the nation and also overseas. The company should also have the correct court documents and cargo insurance coverage.

The insurance coverage will differ from company to company. The vehicle can either be shipped to your house or the nearest terminal. Generally the service charges taken from terminal to terminal are cheaper than delivery of the vehicle to the house. If the rates are nearly the same, you can opt for the vehicle to be delivered to your home.

You should get all the details about the insurance that has to be paid while shipping the vehicle. Some companies include it in the shipping cost. Other companies might charge it as extra cost. You should know what plan is offered. Generally the companies will have insurance that will cover damages up to a certain amount of money. Get all the information you can about insurance coverage before you sign with the shipping company to transport your vehicle.

There are many vehicle shipping companies. You should obtain quotes from some auto transport companies and then decide on the one you want to go with. The company should be accredited and offer insurance coverage. It should have handled more than a hundred deliveries of vehicles and thus be an experienced company. You should find one that will suit the transportation of your vehicle. When you sign up with the company you should give the car shipping quote, the place and time of delivery of the vehicle. You should have the phone number of the driver of the person who will pick up the vehicle and should also see that they stick to the time schedule. Even if the charges are higher than other companies, it is best to go with an experienced company who will be able to handle your car properly without any damages to the vehicle.

Do a thorough search by asking friends, going to the internet and checking many vehicle companies. Then choose the best that suits your vehicle. With these details you will be able to find the best vehicle shipping company.

posted by All America Auto Transport @ 12:17 AM permanent link  

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