This is a horrible story about car shipping gone wrong. It is situation like these that makes us, Car Shipping Carriers, an easy choice when shipping your next car to another state. A person by the name of Malcolm Croxton just purchased a 1962 Jaguar E-Type and was having it transported to his home in Torrance, California. The car didn’t arrive in the best of shape and that is because the car hauler that was transporting it caught fire when a wildfire spread across a highway and the carrier caught fire.
The car shipping industry get a bad rap because of brokers or carrier not performing their tasks properly. In this situation the car carrier didn’t perform his task properly. If there is a wildfire in an area a car hauler should know to take a different path. It is common sense, if you ask us. The car delivery service didn’t seem to care about the vehicles he was transporting or his own carrier because he drove right through flames and all of the vehicles caught fire.
This isn’t even the worst news. When the car was delivered, Malcolm Crozton tried to get in contact with the carriers insurance company. While it is still under investigation, it is looking as if the hauler didn’t have the proper insurance and Malcolm will get nothing and be left with a burned classic Jaguar.
Having a car transported is mostly pretty easy, but in cases the broker companies do not perform the proper checks to ensure their customer and their vehicle is in good hands. Every broker is using a national load board to find a car hauler for their customer to transport a vehicle. Normally the load board will have the proper documentation and rating about car carriers that is literally a click or two for the broker to see and download. If this broker would have just clicked the documentation for the car carrier he would have seen that he didn’t have the proper insurance and it was expired. At this point the broker should not have given the car to this carrier. It is not worth a few bucks to have a customer be dealing with this type of issue. A simple 2-5 minutes task of checking paperwork, downloading a copy and verifying the doc dates is what makes one difference between a good quality broker and one that doesn’t care about its customers.
The next time you are in need of having a car transported please come to Car Shipping Carriers. We will provide you with 3 to 5 separate quotes. Each quote will be from a separate company so you have some options to choose from. Every company we have in our network has a 98% rating or higher on all reviews sites, have the proper Department of Transportation authority and has quality business practices to ensure that every customer is handled with the best of the best.