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As you look into trucking companies that can ship your vehicle, it is vital to get all the information so you, as the consumer, can make an educated decision. The best place to get a reference is the Better Business Bureau (BBB). WolfePack Car Transportrecommends the BBB because it is the only source that verifies all reviews, good or bad, and considers a company's volume when giving a rating. For example, a company that does "10" cars a month and gets one lousy review has a 10% negative evaluation. A company that does 100 cars a month and gets one lousy review has a 1% negative evaluation. Getting a company's real rating is essential; to have a source like the Better Business Bureau to refer to is imperative. It is also good practice to call WolfePack Vehicle Transport and ask any and all questions you have. It is a priority to make clients feel welcome and comfortable before, during, and after transporting their vehicles. We at WolfePack Auto Transport understand that your vehicle is one of the largest purchases people make, so it is essential to feel comfortable with your decision.
Now that you have carefully checked out WolfePack Vehicle Shipping, it is time to put the information together that you are going to need when you call to set up your transportation.
If you think that a car transport truck can not get to the pickup or delivery location, be prepared with an alternate location. We will still need the physical locations and not the alternate location as a target point. The alternate location will be discussed directly with the carrier/driver, so there are no alternate location mistakes.
Check a highway map to see how far off the main highway you are. The main highways are the Interstate Highways. Understanding your locations will help when discussing different options with your customer service representative.
You are now ready to contact WolfePack Car Shipping to get your transport processed. 866-945-7778 or 818-363-7896. You can also process the beginning stages of your order online if you choose. Please click here to get started. Once you input the preliminary information, you can call WolfePack Reliable Car Shipping to finish it up, or a representative will call you within 48 business hours to finish up with you. Most clients prefer to do the entire process over the phone with a customer service representative.
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The owner of WolfePack Transport, LLC is an academic that believes you can never learn to much. The creation of this section was to assist the client on becoming more productive in the transport of their vehicle. When clients are more knowledgeable and productive within the transport process it leaves little room for confusion on the clients behalf or WolfePack's.
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This section is going to focus on how to ship your vehicle.: Cars, Pickup Trucks, and SUVs. Other types of vehicles are similar but will have specific preparation parameters that will be discussed with your customer service representative.
It is essential to prepare your vehicle for the specific trucking companies that will be shipping your vehicle. Being prepared will allow for the process to go smoothly and quickly. WolfePack will also assist in keeping your vehicle safe and secure. WolfePack Transport and our sister company WolfePack Logistics believe it is vital to make sure our clients are prepared for shipping. Using WolfePack, you will get a free moving guide that includes helpful tips and procedures on moving. WolfePack will always stand above our competitors: Montway A1 Roadrunner and more.
Department of Transportation (DOT) Code states that no vehicle trucking company. carry anything in the vehicle defined as "Household Goods." This means that by law, auto trucking companies are not allowed to transport vehicles containing personal items when moving from state to state. WolfePack Vehicle Transport has our sister company WolfePack Logisticsthat can handle all your personal belongings.
How to Ship Your Vehicle.
You will also want to remove any aftermarket parts that are not part of your vehicle. For instance, DVD players not installed in your vehicle, GPS navigating systems, or external speaker box/units should be removed from the vehicle to secure them from damage or theft.
Please make sure to remove anything from your trunk; if your vehicle exceeds its' standard gross vehicle weight during shipment, you could be charged with a fee for overweight cargo, starting at a minimum of $250. Please discuss this with the carrier/driver when they are picking up your vehicle. You need to be aware that the carrier/driver does not carry insurance for any non-vehicle items that are not part of the vehicle. Simply put, clean out your vehicle. You can discuss it directly with the carrier/driver to provide any possible options available.
When your vehicle is assigned to a carrier/driver, you will automatically receive a pickup date. At this point, make sure to wash and vacuum out your vehicle. After your vehicle has been cleaned, do a thoro walk around your vehicle, note any ding, dents, scratches, discoloration of paint, or chipped paint on your vehicle. This will help assist the carrier/drive when he picks up your vehicle. Trucking companies are required to complete a bill of lading.
This type of inspection of your vehicle is for yours and the carriers/drivers protection. Even though damage seldomly ever happens during professional auto transport, it is always better to be overly cautious. A clean vehicle on pickup can and will give you peace of mind during shipping. When your vehicle is delivered, you and the carrier/driver will do another inspection to ensure nothing happened during transport. It is always important to think about how to ship your vehicle correctly.
When vehicle trucking companies pick up your vehicle, they will only be driven during the loading and unloading process. You need to have enough fuel, so this can be accomplished. During transport, it may be necessary to move your vehicle backward and forward to balance the trailer's weight.
How to ship your vehicle with fuel? Having a full tank of gas is not recommended as fuel can add a significant amount of weight to your vehicle; this can add complications to your auto transport. You only need enough gas in the car to let the carrier/driver load or unload the vehicle during shipment.
It is always important to know how to ship your vehicle correctly. WolfePack Vehicle Transport is always here to help and make sure you do it right.
Trucking companies are required to complete a bill of lading. It is recommended that when the carrier/driver is completing the bill of lading, you walk around the vehicle with them and have them point out and issues with the vehicle that will be noted on the paperwork; if the carrier/driver misses anything, make sure to point it out to them as well. It is also a good practice with the modern smartphone to take 20-30 pictures of your vehicle at the time of pickup; make sure to get the carrier/driver along with his truck in the background. This ensures that your photographs were at the time of pickup. The carrier/driver will be doing the same thing.
When your vehicle is delivered, the carrier/driver will do this again with you to ensure that they are returning the vehicle in the same condition it was received. If you or the carrier/driver noticed anything different from what is on the bill of lading, the pickup photographs could confirm if it was pre-existing.
Vehicle trucking companies want to ensure that they are aware of your vehicle's condition and any damage before picking up your vehicle. It is important to describe any vehicle issues with your WolfePack Vehicle Transport, customer service representative.
It is a smart idea to have your car serviced before pickup. Having your vehicle will ensure that the vehicle is in good working order when the vehicle is picked up. If your vehicle becomes disabled during transport, you can be subject to an inoperational fee. If you have a bad battery, you may want to consider replacing it prior to pickup. A new battery is approximately $75.00 at the local auto parts store. A standard inop /winch fee is $75.00-$100.00, making sense to replace the battery before pickup.
Things you need to know about how to ship your vehicle and what check prior to the carrier/driver picking up your vehicle;
What else do you need to know on how to ship your vehicle. Vehicle trucking companies can not transport your vehicle without keys! The only way to transport a vehicle without keys is to forklift it on and off the trailer. If this is the case, you need to notify your WolfePack Vehicle Transport customer service representative at the time of order.
We suggest that you have a spare key made to the car. The driver will have to have a key that unlocks the doors and trunk and will start the car. It is best to have an extra key made just in case one is lost during transport. You do not want to give the driver the only set of keys you have and risk losing them.
When the trucking companies transport driver arrives to pick up your vehicle, they should present you with a Bill of Lading. This document is used to show any existing damages on your vehicle at the time of pick up. Both you and the driver should inspect the vehicle together to ensure that both parties agree on the existing damages. After inspection, all current damages should be noted on the document, which should then be signed by both parties. Upon the delivery of your vehicle, you should again be presented with a Bill of Lading, which you can use to check for any new damages. If there are any problems, you will have legal pieces of evidence to back up any claims you may wish to make through your shipping companies insurance provider.
Note: If you have your vehicle picked up from a dealership or third-party seller, make sure that they are fully informed about your shipment details. You must make them fully aware of the Bill of Lading process to ensure your vehicle's safety. Otherwise, some shipping companies might try to claim no fault on new damages because they will claim that the damages already existed at the time of pick up. The Bill of Lading is a security measure to protect the shipper and the shipping company from being cheated in any way, so you must take full advantage of this process.
Remember: You always want to learn the ins and outs of how to ship your vehicle. Please ask many questions when you are talking to your WolfePack Vehicle Transport representative. If you are moving more than your car or sister company, WolfePack Logistics can move your home, apartment, office, or business. All our clients are welcome to our free step by step moving guide book, "WolfePack Moving Survival Guide."
How to ship your vehicle with an antitheft alarm; it is essential to disable it before shipment. Trucking companies insist that non-factory antitheft alarms are disabled before picking up your vehicle. Antitheft vehicle alarms will get triggered from the motion of the trailer as it moves down the highway. When your alarm is triggered, the driver will not be able to disarm it. Drivers do not want to drive down the highway having to listen to your vehicle alarm, and they can be fined by the local police departments and highway patrol.
If there are complications with your alarm system, you will want to make sure that WolfePack Vehicle Transport and the carrier/driver is fully aware of the matter so that they will be able to disarm it in the event that it does go off.
It is good practice to confirm pickup and delivery information with the carrier/driver!!
Knowing how to ship your vehicle is essential and has different stages. When the WolfePack Vehicle Transport dispatch department assigns the carrier/driver, they will provide all the contact information to contact the carrier/driver to set up a pick up appointment, with tentative pickup and delivery dates. Trucking companies usually provide the transport drivers with a cell phone while en route with your shipment; you will be provided with that phone number. When the carrier/driver picks up your vehicle before your carrier/driver leaves, you want to make sure that you have the correct contact information to stay updated on your shipment. If your driver does not have direct contact, the company they are working for should have some way of tracking your shipment, either by GPS satellite tracking or e-mail correspondence with the driver. Make sure that you have this information so that you will be able to contact your shipping provider and get an accurate update as to what is going on with your shipment in the event of a delay.
When shipping a vehicle, it is incredibly essential to contact your shipping provider and ask about all necessary preparations/shipping requirements to ensure that your delivery goes through without any hassles!