Finding the right shipping company that can fully meet your requirements can be very challenging. This area of business is highly competitive and has some unpleasant features. A guarantee of the success of transportation can only be a thorough preliminary preparation for choosing a reliable transport company.
Choosing the best contractor
In order to decide on the choice of a company to which you can entrust your car, you should pay attention to several very important aspects.
License status with DOT (MC number) and FMCS authorization
Each broker or car pickup delivery must be authorized in a special system and have the necessary license. You can independently check the availability of a license in the database. If, when entering the license number of the transport company, an inscription in red letters appears in your computer window, then it is better to refuse to transport the car by this company.
The term of the company in the market
There are not very pleasant stories when companies were created for a very short time. During this time, they managed to create many problems for their clients and receive money from them fraudulently. It is not uncommon for a company with poor customer reviews to simply change its name and re-enter the market to provide poor quality services. The cost of a car pickup delivery service is formed using an online generator based on the mileage price. These companies have absolutely no knowledge of specific transport business and industry trends.
The global network contains many special platforms where users can post their reviews and exchange experience of cooperation with certain companies. It should be noted that choosing a site with reviews should also be very careful. It is not uncommon for such sites to be created by the owners of trucking companies and only positive responses are posted there.
Availability of closed and open transport
There are two basic ways to transport vehicles. The first one is carried out in a special open-type trailer. This is the most popular way of transporting cars, as its price is the lowest.
The enclosed transportation option involves the use of a closed trailer for transporting the vehicle and its additional protection.
Conditional cargo insurance
A reliable transport company provides its customers with cargo insurance. Before starting cooperation, be sure to check the availability of an insurance policy with the company. Some companies provide for review a policy that was previously canceled for non-payment and has been terminated.
In this case, you should make sure that you have a backup company insurance policy. This will help you avoid large unplanned payments if any trouble occurs during the transportation of the car.