Tuesday, July 14, 2009
There are various types of Vehicle transport jobs available like Auto-Mover truck driver, Vehicle Shipping dispatcher, Customer service representative, Driver Car Hauler, CDL Driver, Military Vehicle Shipping job, owning your Own Truck Fleet, Intermediate Auto Mechanic etc.
You can find different jobs through classified advertising, from car dealers, and bidding sites. Consumers may demand for shippers who specialize in race cars, traditional and collectible cars, or loads with many vehicles. Persons moving often are in need of an auto transporter.
The first auto transport job that comes to mind is truck driver. The work of truck driver is difficult when compared to than any other driver because in this case the driver has to deliver the vehicle and also has to load and unload it. Another difficulty is they have to pick up vehicles from 10 to 12 places and deliver to different states which take few weeks to deliver. This is a hard job for drivers who are married but they are paid a good amount.
Another auto shipping job is that of dispatcher. A Vehicle transport dispatcher is the "travel agent" of the auto transport industry. The dispatcher takes orders for shipment of customer vehicles and plans it with the trucking company. This work is harder than taught because each customer is shipping from somewhere like Melbourne, for example to Bangkok, So this has to be planned with a truck that has 8 to 11 autos which goes on that route. The dispatcher has to communicate information about pick-up, delivery, and transportation times to and from the truck driver and the customer.
Another type of work is that of client service representative. The client service representative is the person that the take delivery of and sends out quotation marks to consumers via phone or email. The client service representative also takes the order from the buyer and sends it to the dispatch dept. The client service representative also answers questions from customers about the shipping procedure itself because most customers have never shipped a car and knows nothing about it.
Diesel Mechanic work is the most critical profession in the car transport industry. This work is given much of significance because a Diesel Mechanic is very necessary for the any auto transport company. His job involves performing usual protection of the company vehicles to ensure that the company trucks move safe and sound on the road. The requirement of Diesel Mechanics is always high in the auto transport industry.
Auto Processor job includes processing of cars from one end to another end. General Warehouse job includes usage of forklift to transport overstock freight to main locations. Driver Car Hauler job includes transfer of cars and other items to different places. Certified courses are available.
Monday, July 6, 2009
Make a decision about which company to use and book your transport. Get a confirmation via fax or email. Before transporting your vehicle see to it you remove all your personal or valuable items. Make sure you have less than a quarter tank of fuel as it decreases the weight of the vehicle. It is a good idea to wash vehicles before the inspection report at pick up. This ensures the car's condition is readily recognized before shipping.
Shipper and driver will do a through inspection of the vehicle at the time of pick up. In case of any damage in the vehicle it will be written in the Vehicle condition report. You have to sign the report and a copy will be handed over to you. Do keep this report until the car is delivered. Before accepting the vehicle, see to it that car does not have dings, dents or scratches. This is your opportunity to claim damage, so please take your time. If any damage is claimed, make sure that the carrier signs the condition report and make sure you retain a copy of your records.
Certain warnings before choosing an auto transport company. While making a reservation, avoid booking with another company as it may hinder your transport. When two companies are trying to move the same vehicle, most drivers will pass on that vehicle and go to another. Car shipping company is not a guaranteed industry. Delays can be created due to weather conditions, mechanical problems, waiting for earlier customers at pick up or delivery etc. Never pay a deposit before work has been done.. Make sure that a carrier has been assigned and provided you with pick up and delivery date and their name and phone number.