Posted on 01/31/22

Top Five Questions To Ask Your Car Shipper

Top Five Questions To Ask Your Car Shipper

It's not difficult to find a company that ships your car. They're all around. It's more difficult to find the right questions to ask your car shipper to make your shipment go smoothly. Although it can be difficult to arrange interstate auto transport, it is a service that many people need.

This doesn't mean you should be tied down to one company. There are many shippers out there. It's important that you know how to distinguish the good from the bad. Asking questions is a great way to find out. These are the top five questions you should ask your car shipper in order to make sure your shipment is as smooth as possible.

These are the Top 5 Questions You Should Ask Your Car Shipper

#5: What price does my product include?
It is important to understand what services are included in your pricing. All fees are included in most companies' prices - insurance coverage, fuel surcharges, license fees. Some companies won't tell you that, they simply give you the price and then make it up. You should not be satisfied with the pricing of a company.

#4: What payment methods are available?
Each car transport business that is worth its salt will let you pay with a credit card or debit card. If you're unable to use a credit card, some companies may accept alternative payment methods. Every company will offer this option. You should not book with them if they don't offer this option.

#3: Where are You?
Don't be afraid, to tell the truth, if a company refuses to give out its physical address. Only the shadiest companies will refuse to disclose their physical address. The same applies to any contact information. You should not trust a company that is unwilling to publish contact information.

#2: What are your licensing details?
Each auto transport broker must have an MC# (Motor Carrier number). All information can be found at the U.S. Department of Transportation (FMCSA). Some people may have both an MC# or a USDOT#. You should not wait for them to provide this information or refuse to do so, but you should keep moving.

#1: Do I have insurance on my vehicle?
Every vehicle shipped must be insured by law. Particularly brokers are required to keep information about carrier insurance on file. Some don't. Others are lazy or don't keep track of the carrier's insurance information. Problems arise. As public information, you can request information about insurance for any carrier.

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We make sure we are up-and-running when it comes to shipping vehicles, no matter what. When shipping a vehicle, trust the professionals. Call us or complete our free quote form to get an instant quote. We are here to help you, no matter what. We understand the importance of accurate information and what it takes to move freight. All quotes are inclusive and include no hidden fees. Take some time to see what Move Car has to offer you.