When you are looking to ship your pickup it is very important you provide as much details as possible to your booking agent, especially if you have modified the vehicle significantly. Remember that minor modifications may not seem as much, but may increase the overall dimension and weight of the truck significantly. This will require different accommodations in order to transport your car; a higher clearance for example will require a bigger space in a carrier than a normal truck and if not advised in advance your transportation may result in a cancellation and higher fees.
Because pickup trucks are meant for transportation and taking things form one place to another many people make the mistake of thinking that they can also load their vehicles for transportation on a carrier. This is a very common mistake that can cost you hundreds! Transportation companies are not the as moving companies, a carrier is certified to take vehicles not goods. Insurance policies for carriers don’t even cover for personal goods that are carried inside a car, these items add to the weight and if carried in the bed of a pickup they can even add to the dimensions. Do not pack up your car, this will cause cancellations and will cost you a lot more than expected. There are some carriers that allow up to 75 lbs of soft goods to be carried in the trunk of cars, in the case for pickups inquire about the possibilities. Do not get upset if you hear a “No you can’t” answer, carriers transport cars not goods!
Another important thing you need to think of is your schedule and flexibility. Carriers many times do not have big spaces on their haulers available and they need to plan their loads around cars this size. Planning in advance with your agent will allow you more possibilities to follow your schedule promptly and be prepared for any unforeseen obstacle such as weather conditions, traffic, mechanical break downs, and other factors that can affect your transport.
Once your transportation is booked and setup for pickup it is recommended that before car is picked up you wash the car. This will allow you to check car for any scratches, dents or any other damages and keep a control as to what happens during transit. Taking pictures will help record this as evidence in case your pickup suffers any mishap during transit and you need to file a claim with the insurance and make process faster.