Posted on 04/05/22

Important Duties Of Car Movers

Important Duties Of Car Movers

Many people believe that moving a vehicle from one point to another is the sole job of a car transportation company. Car movers do much more than that. Learn what your car movers are expected to do and what they can expect from customers.

Registration and License

 All auto movers must be licensed and registered at the U.S. Department of Transportation. This agency regulates the practice of auto transport and moving. To be eligible for a license and registration, movers must comply with all regulations and standards set forth by the DOT. This includes safety, business practices, and business operations. These requirements will ensure that auto movers offer high-quality services to customers.

Loading and unloading vehicles

Car movers are responsible for loading and unloading vehicles onto the transport trucks or trailers. They must ensure that the vehicles are securely fastened and protected from damage during transport.

Inspecting and maintaining equipment

 Car movers are responsible for inspecting and maintaining the equipment used to transport vehicles. This includes the transport trucks or trailers, as well as the equipment used to load and unload vehicles.


Insurance is required for all car drivers and movers. Cargo insurance and liability insurance are two of the most popular types of insurance you can expect. Cargo insurance protects cargo by restricting the number of vehicles a truck can transport. It covers minor damage such as scratches and dents that may occur during transport.

Liability insurance on the other side provides coverage for the contents of the carrier and covers any damages caused by driver error. The Department of Transportation requires certain types of insurance. Customers should inquire about their availability and what type of coverage the mover has.

Provide Information

Car movers must provide complete and clear information to customers about the limitations and benefits of their services, which vehicles they can transport, delivery times, costs, fees, and other charges. Customers will be able to choose the best service for them. Customers can make informed decisions when they have the right information. Also, there is less chance of misinformation resulting in misunderstandings.

Transporting vehicles

 Car movers are responsible for safely transporting vehicles to their destination. This includes ensuring that the vehicles are properly maintained and driven in a safe and responsible manner. They must also be aware of and comply with all federal and state regulations regarding the transportation of vehicles.

Following safety protocols

 Car movers must follow all safety protocols and guidelines to ensure the safe transport of vehicles. This includes obeying traffic laws, following proper loading and unloading procedures, and taking all necessary precautions to prevent accidents or damage to vehicles.

Formal agreement

Contracts must cover all transactions with auto movers. It should contain important information like the type of service that the customer will use, the terms and conditions, and any fees or other services the customer might require.

Non-Moving Vehicles that Do Not Run

Some vehicles might not work properly or be unusable. The car movers must inform the owner about the condition of the car upon pickup. They also have to use any equipment necessary for loading the vehicle onto the carrier. Most cases will require additional charges for this service.