Transporting a vehicle for your first time can be very easy if you follow a few rules. Many people think packing the vehicle with as many items as possible will not effect the transport of the vehicle. This is not true. All U.S. car carriers are required by law not to exceed a certain weight amount depending on the type of trailer. Carriers are required to weight in at random weight stations by the D.O.T to enforce this law. If by chance your vehicle is loaded on a trailer with un-necessary items and the driver is shut down because of the extra weight the transit time will be increased due to the driver being shut down until the extra weight is unloaded.
To ensure that this does not happen to you, let’s go over a few helpful hints for preparing your vehicle for transport. First, make sure your vehicle is clean before loading it onto the car carrier. Having the vehicle clean before loading will ensure that the driver will be able to do a detailed vehicle condition report know as bill of lading “B.O.L”. Second, make sure there are no items in the car and if you have to put some items in the vehicle make sure they are in the trunk weighing less than 100 pounds. This will protect your personal property from theft and D.O.T. weight limits. Finally, make sure the driver hands you a copy of the B.O.L for your records. A B.O.L is one of the most important documents you would need in the event of an accident or damage to the vehicle.
If these steps are followed correctly you can count on a quick and safe auto transport. Shipping cars and be difficult, that’s why having all the information you need at hand can make your vehicle transportation seem like a walk in the park.
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