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On The Road To Trust: Thorough Carrier Vetting Ensures Quality Car Shipping

Updated: Oct 8, 2023



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In the nationwide car shipping industry, trust is the cornerstone of every transaction. That's where Freedom Transport Service steps in, distinguishing ourselves as more than just a car shipping brokerage. We serve as a beacon of confidence, facilitating connections between our clients and top-rated car hauling carriers throughout the United States. We don't merely offer a service; we provide assurance and peace of mind, embodied in our carrier selection process.


The Experience Factor: A Two-Year Benchmark


The car shipping sector is a complex labyrinth of regulations, logistical considerations, and unexpected challenges. Here, experience is the compass that guides carriers towards proficient service delivery. That's why at Freedom Transport Service, we insist on a minimum of two years in business for all our potential carrier partners.


This criterion isn't an arbitrary number; it represents an affirmation of the carrier's knowledge of the car transport terrain. It signifies their ability to navigate and surmount diverse obstacles, refining their adaptability and strengthening their preparedness for any complexities during your car's transport.


Ensuring Adequate Liability and Contingent Cargo Insurance Coverage


Insurance is about more than fiscal indemnity; it's about bestowing peace of mind. However, some carriers may attempt to cut corners, opting for lower coverage limits that risk insufficient protection of your vehicle. While this approach might enhance their profits, it could expose clients to substantial financial risks in the rare event of damage to your vehicle while in transit.



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Freedom Transport Service stands firmly against such practices. We require adequate insurance from all our carriers, enforcing minimum coverage limits that provide ample protection for your vehicle. We also carry our own coverage to ensure our clients vehicles are properly covered throughout transport. This unwavering standard showcases our commitment to placing client interests at the heart of our operations.


The Power of Positive Feedback


Prior feedback serves as a mirror, reflecting a carrier's consistency and service quality. Recognizing this, we mandate a minimum of a 98% positive feedback rating through brokerage-to-carrier central ratings systems for all our contracted carriers.


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This feedback threshold isn't just a benchmark; it's a testament to our dedication to top-notch service. It ensures that we only work with carriers who have a verifiable track record of exceptional service, elevating the caliber of service you can expect from us.


Emphasizing Safety: Beyond Accident Prevention


Safety, in the context of our services, is not just about accident avoidance. It also involves ensuring deliveries are not delayed due to regulatory inspections. Carriers with subpar safety ratings often encounter more frequent inspections, leading to unexpected delays.



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That's why we rigorously verify our prospective carriers' USDOT safety ratings. Carriers with high safety ratings are not only safer; they're more reliable in terms of delivery timelines, as they're less likely to be taken out of service due to safety violations. This proactive approach to safety further underscores our commitment to providing a dependable, punctual, and trustworthy service.


Verifying Valid MC# Through FMCSA


As part of our extensive vetting process, we verify that our carriers hold a valid and current Motor Carrier number (MC#) through the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA). The MC# is a unique identifier issued by the FMCSA, signaling that the carrier has met specific federal requirements to operate as a freight carrier.


By confirming the validity of the MC#, we add another layer of trust and reliability to our service, reassuring clients that they're entrusting their vehicles to licensed, legitimate carriers who adhere to federal regulations.


The Freedom Transport Service Promise


Our uncompromising standards and stringent vetting process translates into a service that cherishes your peace of mind. We, at Freedom Transport Service, embody excellence and transparency, two pillars that underpin every decision we make and every action we take. By meticulously vetting our carrier partners for their experience, insurance coverage, positive feedback, safety ratings, and a valid MC#, we ensure that we only collaborate with those who share our commitment to unparalleled service.


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So, when you select Freedom Transport Service, you're not just opting for a car shipping service—you're choosing a dedicated partner who values your vehicle as much as you do. We understand that your vehicle isn't just a mode of transport; it's a crucial part of your lifestyle, your freedom.



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