Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Auto Transport & Carrier Insurance

When choosing your auto transport company be sure they have the proper cargo insurance. Just because the carrier is a licensed, bonded auto shipper does not mean they have the proper insurance. Each carrier can have anywhere from twenty thousand dollars to a million dollars in cargo insurance. So, especially when transporting a classic or luxury automobile be sure the car carrier is insured to the proper amount. You can have the auto shipping company fax or email you their insurance certificate. The carrier will have their own on the truck and a broker should carry a umbrella policy.

At the end of the day, only properly licensed, bonded and reliable car shipment companies carry the proper insurance required to reimburse damage claims that happen on their watch. Keep out an eagle eye, however, as it may be buried in the fine print who is responsible for that dented fender which happened while being loaded onto the shipping truck. Don’t be afraid to take your time to read and ask questions. Do your due diligence.Having an A+ rating with the BBB should be on the top of your list for your car carrier.

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Do you Appreciate Truck Drivers

Whenever you go to the grocery store or to a department store or even to the gas station, do you ever stop to think about how the products you are purchasing were delivered there? Chances are that a truck delivered the shipment of goods so that you could get the supplies you needed.

Do you take truck drivers for granted?

Most people would be ashamed to admit that they take truck drivers for granted or have never even thought about it. Lets be honest, truck drivers and auto transport drivers do not have the best reputations. Just look at how they are depicted in movies and TV shows. The fact of the matter is, that someone has to transport various goods from one state to another; from one city to another. So, as much as we might complain about having to share the roads with trucks, let’s think about some ways that truck drivers help people like you and me everyday:

-Auto Transport- shipping cars to dealerships as well as shipping our personal vehicles every time we move.
-Delivering Furniture- Furniture stores receive deliveries via truck all the time, and state to state relocation.
-Construction- Construction supplies are delivered via truck so that houses, schools and government buildings can be constructed.
-Animals- Many farm animals are delivered via truck (i.e.cows, pigs, goats, sheep, etc.)
-Delivering Food- How else do you think food gets to the supermarket?
-Mail-how about those bills that are pilling up on the counter, ok, you may not like this one, but the BDay cards were on a large truck at some point.
-You should get the point by now, they pretty much deliver everything in everyday life....yes trains and planes deliver goods too.

So next time you see that large transport truck trying to change lanes, go ahead and let him over,and if you see an auto transport truck trying to pull in or out of a parking lot, stop and let him in or out...think about how hard driving can be sometimes in your car, now think if your car was 80 ft long and weighed 45,000 lbs.... transport drivers work very hard and are a very big part of how your everyday life works, whether you have ever stopped and thought about it or not is a different story.....lets just see if we can make it a little easier on MR. Truck Driver..........10-4