Auto Shipping Checklist
Provided below is an auto shipping checklist for your convenience. Following these few simple steps will help insure your vehicle shipment moves safely and securely.
____ Keys: please have a set of keys for your carrier (door, ignition, trunk, glove box, and alarm if applicable). These are necessary in the event the Department of Transportation requires a full inspection of your carrier’s truck and cargo.
____ Verify running condition: If the vehicle’s running status is different to what your shipment was originally quoted for, you may encounter a price change for your shipment. Also, if inoperable, please make sure the vehicle is in a location accessible via carrier truck.
____ Fuel Level: If you can, you should limit the fuel in your vehicle to about 1/4 tank. This will help your driver by keeping cargo weight down during transport.
____ Alarm: If you are able, please disable your alarm. This will give your carrier the ability to lock your vehicle without the fear of an alarm sounding while driving. If this is not possible, be sure to provide an alarm remote.
____ Items in the vehicle: Some auto transport carrier trucks will not allow the transport of personal belongings in the vehicle during shipping due to licensing restrictions. If needed, less than 100lbs can sometimes be allowed if in the trunk. These items will need to be cleared in advance and will not be insured.
____ Bill of Lading: Make sure you inspect your vehicle alongside your driver. All defects should be noted. This inspection will be your insurance verification. Also, when you pick up your vehicle at your destination, you will need reinspect your vehicle. Be sure to note any changes in vehicle condition as your carrier’s insurance will require this form as proof of damage.
____ Clean Car: We encourage you to wash your auto prior to pick-up. This will ensure the initial inspection is preformed correctly.
____ Insurance: Your vehicle will be insured by your carrier’s cargo policy against collision and any damages caused loading or unloading. Damages due to “Acts of God” are not normally covered and for this reason we recommend you keep personal insurance active for your transport.