Auto Transportation Safety Tips
Safety is an important part of any worker’s day. From factory workers to long-haul truckers, safety in the workplace is vital. We’ve come a long way in that regard, too; less than a hundred years ago the Empire State Building was built by men with no safety equipment. Today, the company that is building the new Twin Towers use the most modern safety equipment to protect its people. We need to be safe to be happy, which is why it’s also important to heed auto transportation safety tips when shipping a car.
Some basic auto transportation safety tips
Number one, always listen to the driver. Never ever ever do anything other than listen to the driver. Chances are you won’t even have to do anything other than be there and watch, so it’s really not hard to do. But stupidity can lead to injury if you’re not careful. Remember, driver may be professionals but they can’t account for everyone and everything. When they’re loading a vehicle stay well away. Don’t pressure the driver for information they don’t have (such as how long it will take) and make sure that you stay back while they are loading/unloading a vehicle.
Really, you shouldn’t have a hard time staying safe. Don’t stand in front of the carrier while the driver’s maneuvering it into position. Obviously don’t drive the vehicle onto the truck yourself – your carrier will do that for you. If there are any special instructions to the vehicle you’re shipping (such as the lights have to be on before you start it because electrical issues) make sure you spell them out to the driver. Don’t pester them while they are doing an inspection; be quiet and courteous and your shipping experience will be a lot better and safer.
Can I get free auto transportation quotes?
If you’re interested in shipping a car, take a minute to fill out our free quote form. It’s free and easy, won’t take more than a minute or two, and will net you free quotes from top-rated car shipping companies. They understand what it takes to ship a car and they can explain more about how to stay safe when your carrier arrives. We clear each and every company for both dependability and reliability, too. This means we make sure they’re fully licensed, bonded and insured. This way, we know you’re getting quotes from top-rated, licensed and bonded shippers. If you have questions or concerns, need help staying safe or need more auto transportation safety tips, don’t worry. Give us a call any time at 800-930-7417.