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A Guide to Shipping a Vehicle: a shipper’s perspective.

Not so long ago, I was reading car hauling-related blogs on Medium, and came across “A Guide to Shipping a Vehicle” by Brenden Mulligan.

He described his first experience ever shipping a vehicle across the country. And it was not great. He starts:

“I recently shipped a car across the country for the first time. My car ended up showing up filthy in darkness with $2,500 in damage which I didn’t see until the next day.

It was a confusing thing to set up. I imagine many people shipping cars have never done it and probably won’t need to do it again. So basically, the industry can take advantage of first timers.

Here are some things I wish I’d done differently.

  1. Don’t use Montway. I don’t have any other company recommendations for you, but I used Montway and they were awful to deal with.

  2. Decide if you want open or closed transport. Open means the car will get very dirty, but it’s a lot less expensive and generally more available. Closed means the car is inside a container. I wish I would have done closed only so when the car arrived, it was clean.

  3. Have the person on the pickup side take a zillion photos, send you a list of any and all damage that the vehicle had at pickup, and a photo of the pickup Bill of Lading, which is the document that is used to state the condition of the car. Know this inside and out so when it arrives, you know what damage is new.”photo inspection ship a vehicle BOL eBOL Super Dispatch car haulers

With just one experience in this industry, an individual vehicle shipper is advocating exactly a technology like what Super Dispatch offers.

Though his experience is from a completely different perspective than what we normally hear at Super Dispatch, he came to the same conclusion we have. Mulligan not only advises direct contact with the Carrier, but also photo inspections, and checking in on the location of your shipment. Our focus was on fixing the communication problems and headaches for the Carrier. But in doing so, we have begun to fix the problems on the shipper’s side as well.

Continue reading the rest of the article over at Medium….

 

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Freight Brokers: We know that you need a secure contract with drivers that will do a good inspection and mark all damages accurately and completely on their inspection report before they pick up a vehicle and after unloading at the pickup and delivery locations, and you need a customer’s signature every time. We also know how vital it is to your auto transport business that every car hauler BOL be properly and completely filled out; in many cases it is this document that will serve as the only agreement to transport items to and from your customers. Our auto transport software is best suited to meet the need for an efficient and expedited truck driver bill of lading that you and your customers expect and deserve. And let’s not forget the importance of insurance, coverage and security! Every transport transaction made through the Super Dispatch car hauler app is covered by $1 million cyber liability insurance with a timestamp that cannot be forged. Plus, you are notified by email with proof of delivery the moment a customer signs the BOL and the driver hits the ‘SEND’ button. We know there’s a lot of companies out there on CentralDispatch claiming to have the best answer for auto transport online billing solutions, and that’s why you should read enthusiastic Super Dispatch reviews. Find out what everyone is talking about and download the Super Dispatch BOL App for Car Haulers (ePOD) car transport dashboard tool and auto hauler software to streamline operations for your transportation management system. Have a great day.

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