8 Steps For Choosing An Auto Transport Provider


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A new generation of smart, customer-focused transport companies are making nationwide auto transport more convenient, safe and affordable than ever before. By leveraging the power and convenience of the internet, and by combining both short-distance truck and long-distance rail service options, they also offer the flexibility to use the shipping mode that best meets your price and timing requirements. http://www.shipcarsnow.com

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8 Steps For Choosing An Auto Transport Provider

  1. 1. 8 Steps For Choosing An Auto Transport Provider March 31, 2010
  2. 2. <ul><li>Start With A Reputable Auto Transport Company. </li></ul><ul><li>Find a transporter that is listed with the Better Business Bureau and is financially strong. They should be licensed with the FMCSA as a broker or carrier. </li></ul>www.fmcsa.dot.gov /
  3. 3. 2. Combines Both Truck & Rail Services <ul><li>Look for an auto transporter that offers the flexibility of combining both truck rail service options. With rising fuel prices, shipping by rail can help significantly reduce your overall shipping cost. </li></ul>
  4. 4. 3. Visit The Auto Transporter’s Web Site. <ul><li>Does it include easy-to-use online tools to obtain an instant price quote and estimated transit time? Can you access frequently-asked questions and additional information about shipping tips, terms and conditions? Does it also offer the ability to track shipments online? </li></ul>
  5. 5. 4. Licensed & Fully-Insured Providers <ul><li>Work only with an auto transport company who uses reputable, licensed and fully-insured trucking and rail service providers. </li></ul>
  6. 6. 5. Look For SmartWay Certified Providers <ul><li>If working with an environmentally responsible company is important to you, look for auto transport providers who are SmartWay   Certified. </li></ul>www.epa.gov/smartway/vehicles/smartway-certified.htm
  7. 7. 6. Ask How To Resolve Any Claim <ul><li>Ask how the auto transporter will work with you to quickly and equitably resolve any claim, if damage occurs to your vehicle. </li></ul>
  8. 8. 7. Thoroughly inspect your vehicle prior to pickup. <ul><li>Carefully inspect the exterior and interior, as well as all fluid levels, operating systems and lights. Note any pre-existing scratches, dents, dings or other problems so you can determine if there was a change in vehicle condition as a result of transportation. Remember to also disarm any safety alarms and remove all personal items from the vehicle. </li></ul>
  9. 9. 8. Make Sure Provider Meets Your Price & Timing Requirements <ul><li>Make your final selection of an auto transport company based on which one offers the most convenient, affordable and flexible solution that best meets your price and timing requirements. </li></ul>
  10. 10. About <ul><li>We are a Union Pacific Company </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Trusted name & leader in transportation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Delivering over 6 million cars annually </li></ul></ul><ul><li>We deliver autos nationwide </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Speedy truck delivery </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Economical and green rail options </li></ul></ul><ul><li>We make it easy to ship cars! </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Easy-to-use, no hassle, online www.shipcarsnow.com </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>One call, we do it all 1-866-207-3360 </li></ul></ul>