Guest Blog by Mary James from Pacific Tycoon.
There are various reasons people choose one transportation company or other in order to meet their shipping needs. Whatever your reason be and the number of cars you own, there is always a transportation solution present around you. All you have to do is to choose the right option for you.
Many people do not have a pleasant experience with the shipping companies just because they do not know how to choose the best one. The next time you are in need of such a service, always abide by the following rules to save your money and avoid any unpleasant situation.
Always opt for fast services from a renowned shipping company
The first thing that you would need in case of auto transportation is fast delivery. There are numerous such companies who fail to deliver the package in time. So, be careful before choosing one. If you know someone who has availed some good services in the past, always go for it. Shipping of a vehicle is only a matter of days and not weeks for those companies who are familiar with the term ‘terminal’. It is a place where vehicles are kept before discharging for carriage. So, stay away from those companies who deliver using terminals.
Door to door shipping services – the best one
This will on one hand provide you some mental peace and also let you be sure about the pride of the company handling the transportation. The companies that are really authentic in this business always provide door to door service. This can reduce your headache to a great extent. They provide a personal representative who will be in charge from pick up to the delivery of your car. They make sure that the car is delivered to you in exactly the same condition in which they pick it up.
Tracking system is a must in case of auto transport
In order to retain your peace of mind, most of the transport companies provide you with tracking numbers. Once you log in the company website with your tracking number, you will get the details of the transportation process. This also speaks for the confidence of the companies who are sure to deliver your car within time.[UCM has the iView Web Desktop for you to track your shipments and more.]
Enclosed car transport is always necessary
No one would want their car to get damaged by getting exposed to dirt or water en route to the delivery point. So, it is better to go for the enclosed transportation vehicles. It might cost a bit more, but your car will be completely safe from any kind of natural hazards.
The auto shipping rates should always include insurance
If you get such companies which include the insurance cost within the transportation charges, it’s the best one. You don’t have to worry about any kind of additional charges. Under this clause, all the drivers are bound to abide by all the safety guidelines ensuring maximum safety for your car.
Apart from all these things, you must keep yourself legally safe. So, take a look at some of the features that the trucks should maintain:
- Truck height should not be more than 14 feet.
- Truck width should definitely be less than 8.5 feet.
- The length for single unit should be within 40 feet whereas, for multiple units, the length depends on the road.
- The overall weight limit should strictly be under 80, 000 pounds.
Abide by the given rules and you will never face a problem in case of shipping and auto transportation.
Transportation of vehicles is not a matter of headache if you follow some simple rules and do a bit of research before choosing a transportation company. These rules can save your vehicle from any possible damage and also save you from getting into any unpleasant situations.
Mary is a skilled guest blogger.
She writes articles on a variety of topics but her main interest is on shipping and auto transportation related topics like you’d find at Pacific Tycoon.