Delivery of Car
What happens after your vehicle is delivered? How can you prepare for your car's delivery?
It is important to be ready to meet your carrier (or a friend).
carrier doesn't necessarily have to meet the owner or you, but you should trust the person you are delivering the car to.
It is not recommended that you ask the carrier for the car to be left unattended. For everyone's safety, it is best to have someone with you on delivery to record the vehicle's condition. The Bill of Lading will require someone to sign it. It is also worth taking pictures of the driver.
In the rare event of damage, this documentation is crucial for a successful insurance claim. Although most people don't need this documentation, it is better to be safe than sorry.
You will make your final payment to the carrier upon delivery of the car.
The industry standard is to pay the driver directly after unloading your vehicle in cash or certified money (money order, cashier’s check). This is another reason you, or a trusted friend, will need to meet the driver.
You will need to meet the carrier so it is a good idea to allow for some flexibility in your schedule. You may also want to consider having a backup contact person in case you are unable to be there.
Your driver will give an estimate of when they expect to arrive, but sometimes traffic, weather or other issues can cause delays. Although you won't be waiting for your driver to arrive, it is best not to schedule a big delivery appointment.
We are happy to answer any questions you may have about car delivery or any other aspect of car transport. Call us to speak with one of our helpful representatives. You can also request a free estimate online by filling in our quick quote form.