Tips & Tricks

Tips & Tricks

Shipping Salvaged Cars

The challenge with shipping salvaged and damaged cars is how to get them on the trailer if they don’t move. When buying from auctions like Copart & IAAI this is made possible due to a forklift. With a help of a fork lift cars that do not roll or steer are easily loaded onto the auto transporters. It is important to realize that it is the responsibility of the customers to unload the vehicle on delivery.  If a forklift is not available a tow truck may need to be used at owner’s expense. Auction will not load all vehicles, if a car...

Choosing the Right Car Shipping Equipment

1- Car Hauler 2-3 Car Haulers The most affordable options for operators that requires the smallest capital to get started. The biggest disadvantage is the limited earning potential. Also due to the fact that most trailers are pulled by 1 ton dually trucks (Chevy, Dodge or Ford) commercial driver license is not required. 4-6 Car Haulers One of the most versatile type of trailers and come in many configurations. This configuration is usually used by regional haulers for whom the extra capacity would go unused. The smaller size provides added maneuverability to the driver as well as ability to take...

Why work with a broker to ship cars?

At RCG Auto Logistics we are committed to adding transactional value to both customers and carriers we work with. Here is a list of added value services we provide. Benefits to Customer: Expertise and knowledge of vehicle shipping trends Access to thousands of trucks nationwide Expedited Service Dispute resolution and commitment to high quality service Claims processing Additional insurance Leverage to negotiate with carriers Internal carrier ranking system based on past performance Convenient payment and billing options Benefits to Carrier:  Financial Stability with 12+ years in business $75,000 Bond on file with FMCSA 1600+ positive (99.8%) carrier ratings on Central Dispatch...

How to prepare a vehicle for shipping?

When getting your vehicle ready to be transported we advise the following: Keep the gas level between 1/8 to 1/4 tank to minimize weight. Make sure that everything attached to the vehicle is secure and won’t cause damage to the vehicle or nearby vehicles. Remove all items, including any valuables and personal documents from the car. Wash the vehicle prior to shipping to help the driver make a proper inspection for any existing dings, dents or scratches. Check for leaks as driver may refuse to load cars that leak excessive oil or fluids. Take high quality photos (including odometer) and...

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