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So you want to become an auto carrier?

Is there someone out there that can teach me how to haul cars?

 

This is another question that we are asked on a regular basis. After doing a little research online I was able to find a couple schools that advertise for car hauling training. From what I understand they offer full CDL and car hauling training and they are not cheap. I am making no claims as to the quality of the training because I have never visited them or talked with anyone who has attended. So what about for those drivers that already have a CDL and just want to know how to haul cars?

With that thought in mind and after much discussion with our insurance company and our attorney we have learned that we can begin providing this much needed service. We will not be providing CDL training. It will be car hauling training only. This training would consist of learning how to properly fill out your BOL and how to properly fill out and perform an inspection on the vehicles you haul. You will receive instruction and hands on experience with loading, securing and unloading units. This will include the use of chains, laso straps and 3 point over the tire straps. this will include training on how to properly install and use all three types of securement methods without causing damage to the units you are transporting. There would be two-three weeks of over the road training riding with an experienced car hauler. This would be real world training on the road with a working driver. The loads you would be involved with would involve real customers and real paperwork. You would have the opportunity to deal with all sizes and conditions of vehicles. Upon completion of this training you would have a basic working knowledge of car hauling and depending on your performance you may have the opportunity to lease on with our company as an owner operator. The only requirement our insurance company put forth is that you must have had your CDL for two years before riding in our trucks. Again this is not CDL training and you would not be driving. Please go to the contact page to request information on costs and class dates. If a single minor damage to a vehicle can run from a couple hundred to several thousand dollars imagine how much you will save if you know how to avoid causing damage. Not to mention faster loading and unloading and knowing how to inspect and process your paper work for faster billing and less chance of getting stuck with a damage that you did not do but did not know how to document and inspect for. Car hauling is a steep learning curve even for experienced drivers.

For those of you who are not interested in this longer program we do offer a one day “crash course” with your truck and trailer. We will provide several different vehicle for loading onto your trailer and will go over the basics of paperwork, loading and unloading and properly securing your loads with your specific tie down system. A single damage due to not knowing these things can cost far more than this crash course. The program is simple. Bring your truck and trailer and we provide the load. A flat fee of $375.00, if you have not signed up for our dispatching service, is charged to your credit or debit card and is all the training costs. This is an investment that will pay you back many times over in increased speed of loading as well as reduced damages. If you will be utilizing our dispatch service you will receive a membership rate of $270.00 for the class. If you are leasing on under our authority the training is free.

Safe Driving!!!

This post was republished with permission and was written by Clark Logistics a nationwide dispatch company for carriers only

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Types of Transports, Trailers, and Trucks

We take the guesswork out of trying to find out what size truck you need.

Use our shipping calculator to get a free quote.

Deciding what car transport trailer and truck type to use is a matter of your time line, budget and concern over your vehicle being exposed to the elements. If you have any questions on what would work best for your car, ask the carrier bidding on your shipment. They can tell you what type of towing vehicle is ideal for your car, and let you know if they offer that type. Let your auto transporter know of any special requirements or concerns; for example, transporting an SUV, car with low ground clearance or after-market modifications like bumpers and spoilers. These things can make some transportation methods better than others.

Open vs. Closed Trailers

There are two main types of trailers used for vehicle transport service: enclosed car transport or open car transport. You may choose one or the other based on your needs.

Closed (or Enclosed) Transport

Open Transport

 

Trailer Types for Car Transport Service

Multi-car Tractor Trailer

Double-Level Tractor Trailer

 

Multi-car trailers are a type of open transport, usually a better choice for discount auto shipping because they can haul more vehicles at once over greater distances, but they are slower and have a hard time navigating residential areas. You may need to meet your driver in an open parking lot to load and unload your car from a tractor trailer, or use a terminal.

Multi-car Trailer

Single-Vehicle Hotshot/Dually Truck with Tow Trailer

 

Hotshot trucks can transport single cars or sometimes up to three cars at a time and can be more expensive, but will likely deliver your vehicle faster and have an easier time navigating neighborhood streets.

Communicate with transporters to find out what type of service and what type of trailer they will use when transporting your vehicle. Learn more about how to choose a vehicle transporter that’s right for you.

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ELD mandate will impact used-vehicle transport

In 2015 the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration issued a mandate for all commercial interstate vehicles to have an electronic logging device by December 18, 2017.

The intent of ELDs is to accurately gauge compliance with laws regulating hours of operation, mostly affecting long-range truckers. Those laws are part of an effort to reduce the number of accidents involving commercial vehicles, especially those due to driver fatigue.

According to several reports, most truck operators have yet to install an ELD, and efforts in the U.S. Congress to delay the implementation date have failed to gain any traction.

The new mandate has its supporters and detractors, with some pointing to the estimated $1.6 billion per year savings for the industry by limiting paperwork costs and enhancing fuel efficiency. Others say the cost of purchasing and installing ELDs will negate those projected savings.

New Requirements

So, if the Dec. 18 deadline stands, truckers will have to factor in these considerations:

All trucks with an engine model year of 2000 or later (regardless of the truck model year) will need to comply and install an ELD. There are an estimated 3.5 million trucks that fit that description.
One ELD provider estimates that the devices will cost carriers between $199 and $2,200 per truck, plus a monthly service fee of $20 to $60 per truck.
Truckers who currently use an automated on-board recording device get a two-year extension before they have to switch to ELDs.
Implications for used-car dealers

Auto dealers will likely be impacted by the new mandate in several ways:

The cost of transport will likely increase. One industry analyst is advising truck drivers to raise their rates by 1 percent per mile.
There may be some sticker shock right around Dec. 18. Truckers with ELDs know they have an advantage over noncompliant trucks and may use that as a bargaining chip to ask for higher rates during the first few months.
There is a slight chance of delayed delivery times for two reasons: 1) truckers with ELDs stopping when they hit their limit of driving hours; and 2) noncompliant trucks being detained and cited for not adhering to the new rules.
Industry watchers say the new costs and regulations will cause some operators (potentially up to 26 percent) to leave trucking altogether, adding to the current driver shortage. This would mean fewer long-haul drivers, leading to even higher costs and longer delivery times.
A good auto-transport company will work with you to maximize loads and provide the most cost-efficient service possible. It may mean sharing loads or combining purchases with other dealers in your area. You can always contact a transport company for a free shipping quote, but in the meantime you should start factoring in increased transport costs in your 2017 budget.

 

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Beware Of Flood Damaged Cars For Sale

AS THE HURRICANE Harvey storm system dissipates and the water it dropped recedes, Houstonians left without shelter face the daunting task of rebuilding their lives. Many people are focused on the staggering figure of 40,000 homes lost, but another number also deserves close scrutiny: The flooding destroyed as many as a million cars in the Houston metro area.

Reliable transportation is a daily, fundamental need, almost more so in the wake of a disaster. Add in the fact that Houston is a car-dependent city, and the consequences of the destruction of so many vehicles comes into stark focus. How will rental companies and dealerships suddenly supply cars to people who need them right now? How do people get permanent cars? And what is the fate for the many people who can’t afford to replace their way of getting around?

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“You really have to have a car if you’re in Houston,” says Andrea French, executive director of Transportation Advocacy Group Houston, which advocates for better funding for all modes of transportation. People in the city center may commute by bus or bike, and Uber and Lyft have made it easier to go without a personal vehicle, but as a rule it’s hard to get by without your own wheels. That’s why 94.4 percent of households in the Houston area have cars—1.8 each on average, according to analyst firm Cox Automotive. Only Dallas has a higher percentage.

New Wheels

The need for replacement vehicles, therefore, is massive and immediate. For many with insurance, the first step will be getting a rental car until their payment comes through and they can take home a new forever car. Exacerbating the problem, bereaved car owners aren’t the only ones in need: FEMA staff, emergency services, and other groups like the Red Cross also have to get around.

This over abundance of flood cars for sale and new vehicle purchases will cause a demand in the auto transport industry and will lead to increased rates and vehicle pick up times.

 

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Logistic Leads the Way on e-AWB Implementation

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Air Cargo May Become Short-term Solution for Some Shippers Soon

Some shippers are resorting to air cargo to avoid delays from US West Coast port congestion. But what are the additional costs of these expensive diversions?

Recent US West Coast port congestion issues have temporarily reversed the long-term modal shift from air to ocean as shippers seek alternative ways to make sure their goods hit the stores in time for the US holiday season, note analysts at Drewry Supply Chain Advisors in London.

World air cargo growth has for a number of years lagged behind container shipping growth due to a combination of factors, including higher demand for commodities that are typically shipped by ocean freight, faster growth at the low-value end of commodities such as T-shirts that reduces air cargo’s overall share and finally the sea conversion of “mature” products.

A study published earlier this year by Seabury, commissioned by the International Air Transport Association (IATA), revealed that air cargo volumes reduced by as much as 15 million tons since the start of the century, with modal shift accounting for approximately one-third of that sum.

But air freight is not necessarily the answer, notes Brandon Fried, Executive Director of the Airforwarders Association. In a recent letter to his constituents, he pointed out the following:

“Scheduled carriers are flying full and air charter rates inbound from Asia are through the roof. Furthermore importers who are trying to negotiate air cargo inbound from Asia during the next several weeks must be advised of realistic transit times, possible booking delays and cost expectations.”

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Looking back at 2015

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