Auto Transport Tips: The Pitfalls of the Double-Book
A lot of customers get it. They understand it takes time to find a carrier, it takes time for the carrier to get to you, it takes time to transport a vehicle, the carrier has a lot of different stops to make – in other words, auto transportation services take time to complete, and most people who use the service get it.
But then there are those that don’t, or those that are crunched for time, or they’re just impatient little gits who need to take a step back – whatever the case may be, you likely know someone like that, and unless that person is you, you probably don’t like it when they act that way. Who would?
These are the people that bully their way through the system and try hard to tell people what to do and don’t accept when things don’t go the way they want to. These are people who double-book their auto transport orders.
Double-booking, from a shipper’s perspective, is a complete slap in the face. For starters, it’s highly disrespectful. Seriously, when you book your order with a transportation company, you should stick with them until they either make good on their promises to ship your vehicle or they don’t, and you have to cancel and start over.
But don’t book with two companies and then have them compete for carriers – not only does this make you look like an ass, but if your shipping companies get wind that they’re both trying to book the same car, someone’s not going to be happy and they’ll end up canceling your order more likely than not.
Not only that, but it’s kind of a dumb move on your end, too, especially considering nowadays how many auto transporters tend to take payment when you first book your order – and many a company has, in their terms and conditions, something that says if you double book they’re not going to refund your money.
Okay, that’s kind of drastic, but I’ve seen it, believe it or not. But the moral of this blog post is the same: don’t double book.
It’s stupid, it wastes everyone’s time, costs you more money and more hassle, and is just really a bad move at the end of the day. Give your first shipper time to find a carrier, and if you have to cancel your order and book with someone else do it. It doesn’t take long to book with a new shipper after you cancel with your old one. You can fill out our free quote form to get a quote to ship your vehicle straightaway as well.