Car Shipping: Better Safe than Sorry

Comments Off on Car Shipping: Better Safe than Sorry 06 March 2011

The fact that the auto shipping industry is expanding rapidly means that the service is growing more accessible, that shipping businesses accumulate valuable experience and develop reliable shipping methods and technologies.

Of course, business growth also means that more companies are willing to offer serious competition. This does not mean that they all have the experience, the capital, or the knowledge of the industry to perform with the necessary safety and reliably. Beware of the shipping companies that are into it only because of it’s show of growth. They may be eager to start a business, any business, not because they have industry knowledge or competence but because they can’t do anything else, and this one looks promising.

The result is not merely a growing industry of competent services, but a growing number of businesses, many of which have neither the budgets nor the knowledge necessary for complete success. And despite the fact that many of such business are almost immediately wiped out, many remain. Those that remain will take some time to disappear while doing their best to do as much business as they can in the space allotted them by competition.

And worse, these declining companies are not easy to detect. They will have a remarkable marketing campaign and killer sales pitch that along with low pricing will convince many folks that they are safe and dependable. You may, however, be getting involved with an incompetent company that will ship your auto to the wrong destination with every removable accessory removed, no insurance, and with long delays.

You must take the time to ensure the safety of your vehicle and all that is in it. A careful research of several companies is a must. You should start your analysis months before you intend to ship your auto, and it must be a careful analysis of the market.

It is preferable to plan the shipping well in advance also because it will allow you to book your order well in advance. Even large companies are pressed for time: urgent orders mean very high prices, even if the job is simple, simply because the company personnel will have to go out of their way to complete your order. The more time you give your chosen company the more likely they are to do the job thoroughly and with care, while offering you reasonable prices.

There is no business in the world that desires to decline a customer’s business. Watch out for those that will take on your business even if they know they know they can’t do a competent job. If you wait until the last minute to book your shipment, the urgency required will incur more risk of damage to your vehicle and delayed shipment.

Of great importance to you is the company’s licensing and insurance coverage. Thoroughly inspect their Certificate of Insurance and their MC license. If the insurance coverage offered does not meet your needs, ask for additional coverage. They should have no trouble meeting your insurance requirements.

One sign of a competent company is their willingness and initiative in gaining yur genuine trust. Good companies should themselves offer you to take a look at their insurance documents and will advise you to buy any extra insurance they think is necessary. If a company does not mention any of this, it would be better to find another carrier to take care of your car.

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