Do you run an auto transport company and need to be included in a top rated BBB accredited national car shipping directory?
Competition is stiff in the shipping industry with more and more people opting to make use of brokers for their national shipping needs. In order to provide consumers with a reliable source for shipping their vehicles from one state to another that will fit their budget, carmoversdirectory.net – now in beta phase – aims to provide the ultimate resource for auto transport services on the net. This directory will provide consumers with the information necessary for them to make an informed decision as to which company to use for their shipping needs. If you run a shipping company that provides amongst the best approved national shipping services, you will want to be listed as such on carmoversdirectory.net. Brokers for auto shipping will utilize carmoversdirectory.net also, in order to determine the quality of service provided by the various shippers they will select when trying to fulfil their client needs.
Carmoversdirectory.net will list all dependable shippers and brokers along with their relevant contact details, website and brief description of their services on CMD and will promote those companies that are accredited with at least a B rating with the Better Business Bureau.
There are three listing types:
AL (Allied Listings)
These are companies that endorse CMD and have a carmoverdirectory.com banner posted on their own website and shipping companies who update their data frequently. Research has been done on Allied Listings, all major reference sites have been checked by CMD (BBB and Transport Authority sites) and a score is allocated to the shipping company listed.
SL (Standard Listings)
These are shipping companies who have claimed their business name and are actively maintaining and updating their listings with the correct information to help visitors decide who to ship with, however, they do not have a carmoversdirectory.com banner on their websites.
BL (Basic Listings)
Those businesses that have been listed by CMD and only the basic information is available on them. The information is unverified and may be incomplete, incorrect, out of date and unverified. The use of these companies could be risky due to the lack of reliable information. Standard listings are not authorized to carry a CMD banner on their websites.
To find out if you have already been listed or to ensure that you are listed as a licensed and approved, dependable auto shipper, please visit carmoversdirectory.net or use the sign up menu option to register or use this link: http://www.carmoversdirectory.net/signup/advertiser
Prior to shipping your vehicle, there are many things you can do to make the move more successful and safe. The percentage of autos that get damaged in transit is estimated to be less than 5%, however, that percentage could be reduced further if the owners of the vehicle being shipped were more informed on the task ahead. In this article, I will be highlighting a few very simple steps that you can take to make the shipping of your vehicle much safer.
It is very wise to do a complete inspection of your vehicle prior to handing over the keys to the chosen shipping agency. In order to do this properly, it is strongly advised that you wash your vehicle well, take photos of the vehicle from each angle and take close-up pictures of damage that currently exists on the vehicle to be shipped. Make a written list of scratches, dents and/or chips and date your pictures. Then when the shipping company arrives, you must ensure that they get a record of the current damage to your vehicle in the form of an official note (Bill of Lading). This is so that when you do an inspection upon receipt of the shipped auto, you can quickly and easily point out any additional damage that the vehicle may have sustained during transportation.
If you ship personal items in your automobile, the weight will increase the overall cost of shipment and potentially cause more damage to your vehicle or someone else’s. Then, take it a step further and remove all removable CD players, radio face-plates, GPS systems and custom-made stereos. Should you not remove these detachable items and they go missing, you will not be covered under any insurances during the shipping process. Everything should be removed from the inside of the auto as well as from the trunk. Also remove any toll tag or parking passes.
Do not leave a full tank of gas in the auto. This too increases the costs, however, your vehicle will be driven very short distances during the shipping process. A quarter or and eighth of a tank of gas is more than sufficient. Upon dropping off your vehicle or upon pick up, make a note of the odometer reading. All leaks or mechanical issues need to be reported to the shipping company as an inoperable vehicle can cause unnecessary delays for the transport of your vehicle, as well as that of other clients using the same service. All leaks should be reported to the driver or shipping company so that they do not place your vehicle in the top rack of the multi-car carrier as drops of oil or gas can cause damage to the vehicles below. If your vehicle in inoperable, please let the carrier know so they can make the necessary arrangements for the shipping of your auto.