Vehicle Transport & Transporter Process

A vehicle transporter job may not seem complicated to the average person, but anyone who’s been involved–and still is–with the car hauling industry knows that there’s more to it than first meets the eye. For our customers, though, it should look simple. From their perspective, their vehicles are loaded onto one of our trucks, we drive away and then magically appear at the destination exactly when we’re supposed to where the vehicles are then unloaded in the same condition they were given to us. They sign a check, we deposit the check and all parties are happy. It’s what makes vehicle transporter company jobs equitable for all those involved. Easy, right?

Simple Steps for the Vehicle Transport ProcessIf only it was exactly like that.

The truth is there are a few steps we want our customers to know about and utilize before engaging our services. This isn’t to make their lives more difficult. Rather, it could save them money instead of costing them, keep them happy—which will help our drivers out—and also allow us and United Road to continue offering vehicle transport company jobs.

Here’s what we recommend before beginning any vehicle transporter job and we do actually suggest these to all of our customers prior to shipping vehicles with us. First, wash your vehicle a day or two before we pick it up. Be thorough, which will allow you an easier way to look for any existing dents or scratches. You may even want to take pictures for your records. We absolutely don’t want to add to any damage to a vehicle, but differences of opinion do sometimes arise.

Vehicle Transport ProcessWhile that takes care of the exterior, you should also pay some attention to the interior. Why? Even the best packed suitcase or carry-on bag will have items that shift during a flight. A road trip is no different and if you have loose items or even heavier items that could come loose, the potential exists to have some damage occur to the inside of your vehicle. It’s a risk during any vehicle transporter job, so if a customer can minimize that, we highly suggest they do.

Some other helpful tips include turning off or disabling your car alarm. There’s nothing worse than arriving at a destination and dealing with a dead car battery because the alarm kept going off. Another thing that customers don’t always consider is the overall weight of a car. Weather-permitting, we recommend leaving only a quarter tank of gas in the vehicle.

How about accessories? You’d be surprised at how many vehicle transport company jobs we come across where accessories could become an issue. Did you add spoilers, fog lights or other extras that have the potential to wind up damaged on a trip? If so, remove them. Also, as with going through some car washes, it wouldn’t hurt to fold your car’s mirrors back and retract the antenna. If something is sticking out, it can be snapped off or damaged. Nobody wants that either, especially you.

Vehicle TransportSomething else that some car haulers won’t tell customers is to check all the fluids and the pressure in the tires. It’s a good idea to look for any fluid leaks, too. And if any are found, notify the car hauler. The last thing anybody wants is unintentional damage to another vehicle due to fluids leaking all over it during the hauling process.

Finally, keep our number on hand just in case you have questions or you’d like an update. Vehicle Transport Jobs and United Road use a proprietary state-of-the-art dispatch system called OVISS ® and all of our haulers’ information is available to us at the touch of a button. We like to know that every vehicle transporter job is a safe one and if that means going the extra mile and developing technology of our own, we’ll continue to do that.

Maybe the car hauling process isn’t entirely simple, but we are trying to make it easier for our customers as we go along. As long as they’re satisfied with our performance, we’ll be able to continue to offer quality vehicle transport company jobs to our employees. Not a bad deal, is it?