Making the choice to relocate for work is a huge decision and many factors play into it. One thing you shouldn’t have to worry about is your vehicle and if it will make it home safely. Here are a few key things you can do to ensure a smooth delivery when shipping your car.
When searching for a company to relocate your car, price isn’t the only thing to consider. You should also think about insurance, licensing, and reviews.
Insurance is one of the most important things to keep in mind when hiring a motor carrier. Auto movers are not required to maintain a minimum amount of cargo insurance. A good standard is to make sure they have $1,000,000 under liability and at least $100,000 in damage limits. Ensuring that the company you may potentially hire has insurance just will keep you safe in case of an accident.
Licensing and registration are also very important. You can request to see a company’s packet where they should have all proof of licensing and registrations. The main thing to look for here is the Motor Carrier Number/Operating Authority. This number is proves the company meets all requirements and received operating authority through The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration. The company should be able to present a certificate that ensures everything is in the clear.
Lastly, customer reviews are a great way to ensure the company does good work. But, remember to take review with a grain of salt. Make sure you read a few before making your final decision.
Taking the time to research a company will help you ensure that your vehicle will be delivered without a hitch.