Fully Insuured Transport
What is the insurance coverage?
We provide you deductible and non-deductible insurance.
The insurance coverage for the open is up to $100,000 Bumper to bumper.
If the value of the vehicle is more than $100,000 we provide additional insurance.
The insurance coverage for the Enclosed starts from $250,000 up to $1,000,000. Bumper to bumper.
If the value of the vehicle is more than $1,000,000 we provide additional insurance.
What is the bill of lading?
The Bill of Lading is an important document used in the auto transport industry as well as other forms of cargo shipping. The bill of lading is a legal document that will specify exactly what the vehicle is to be transported from location A to location B and by whom. It will document the condition of the vehicle before it is turned over to the trucker at pickup and then document the condition again before it is turned over to the owner at delivery. The bill of lading serves as the contract between the trucker and the vehicle owner and includes the terms of that agreement. The final function of the Bill of Lading is as a receipt for the transaction. While the customer booking the transaction or the owner of the vehicle does not need to be at pickup nor delivery to sign the Bill of Lading personally, it is highly recommended that a representative who is at least 18 years of age is there to sign it because it is an important legal document for the transaction.
Importance of the bill of lading
Record of the vehicle condition at pickup and delivery
Bill of lading
A bill of lading is a detailed list of a shipment of goods in the form of a receipt given by the carrier to the person consigning the goods at pickup and at delivery. It is often abbreviated as just “BOL”. When it comes to auto transport, it is used to record any existing external damage before transport as well as any new which happened during transit that is marked at delivery. For that reason, this is the most important document for insurance claims.
The procedure for pickup and delivery
Before loading your vehicle, you and the trucker carefully inspect your vehicle for pre-existing scratches, dents and other damage.
On the bill of lading form, there is an image of the vehicle. The truck driver marks all pre-existing damages in the correct area of the image.
It is highly recommended to tell the truck driver to record the current mileage of your vehicle’s odometer. It’s also highly recommended to take several pictures of the vehicle at pickup and again at delivery.
Both the truck driver and you sign the document and each must keep a copy of it.
At the time of delivery, the truck driver must allow you to carefully inspect your vehicle again.
If there are any NEW scratches, dents or other damages to your vehicle you MUST mark them on the bill of lading in the proper area of the image and write down in the field for exceptions/comments an exact description of the NEW damage. Just as at pickup, taking pictures at delivery, especially if there is new damage, is highly recommended.
Only AFTER the inspection, both the truck driver and you should sign the document and each must keep a copy of it.
After the inspection, if there is a balance due for your shipment, legally you still must pay the trucker even if there is an issue with the vehicle. An insurance claim and payment of freight charges are two entirely different transactions.