Congratulations on your win at an auto auction, shipping is the next step. You’re probably asking two very important questions: how long and how much? EasyHaul can help, as we have great rates and fast delivery for vehicles, both domestically and internationally. In this blog post, we’re covering the key aspects of auto auction shipping to make sure you don’t miss anything before or during the pickup. Read on.
What to remember before ordering auto auction shipping
The number one thing to remember about your vehicle being delivered – be there! Your physical presence when the driver arrives with your car is necessary for several reasons:
- You can inspect the vehicle to make sure it matches the auction photos, or if you’ve inspected the vehicle in person.
- You’ll have to sign the Bill of Lading (BOL). This is the most important document related to your shipment. The BOL contains the details of the delivery, and your signature indicates you’ve received the vehicle.
Why are delivery dates estimates?
During auto auction shipping, like in all forms of transportation, there are factors out of our control that impact deliveries: weather, closed roads, and so on. That is why delivery dates are always estimates. If you know there’s been severe weather along the route, then it may impact the delivery date. We understand this, so with your EasyHaul account, you can track your vehicle in real-time. You’ll receive text messages if there are any changes in shipping status.
For an inoperable vehicle, you may need to supply the equipment to offload it from the truck. This may involve a forklift or some other form of equipment, like dollies and/or winches. All the necessary unloading equipment should be onsite when the driver with your car arrives.
Final Word from EasyHaul
EasyHaul is here to help you with domestic and international transportation services. A little preparation can go a long way to making your complete shipping experience hassle-free. Just remember: being there when your vehicle arrives is a must for a smooth vehicle delivery for successful auto auction shipping. Feel free to contact us online or give us a call at +1 (360) 776-3596 (6:00 AM – 4:00 PM Pacific Standard Time) with your questions.