When people are going to ship an item such as a picture frame, candles, clothing, etc most people think to use Fed-Ex or UPS. In the auto transport industry there is no company as large as Fed-Ex or UPS. Over 95% of the industry are small businesses with less than 5 employees. Majority of the companies are one or two employees. Usually the owner is the actual auto hauler and they are their own dispatcher or they hire their spouse, family member, or another person to handle their dispatching. That auto hauler will do one route (an example is New York to Florida) and back on a weekly basis. They are not a nationwide company and you won’t find them on nationwide search engines such as Google, Yahoo and Bing. The company who is arguably the largest auto transport company in the industry is Dependable Auto Shippers. They own numerous trucks, but just not enough. They have to broker out over 50% of their deals. They total cars they transport only accounts for less then 15% of the industry. Because of this issue the industry has, companies have their own ways of doing things and there is no consistency within the industry, especially when it comes to the auto transport bill of lading.
Companies go out and purchase their carbon-copy paper bill of lading forms from a template they find online or from a fellow transporter. The way they are filled out, damage marked and how detailed the form gets varies from company to company. This causes issues for many people involved such as car dealerships, repeat customers, insurance companies and auto transport brokers. Trying to decipher what the hauler meant when he marked this or that can be challenging. This is where Auto Transport Receipt comes to save the day. Any auto hauling company and tow truck company can use this website and app. It streamlines the bill of lading process and keeps everything looking similar for easy use across many companies. Lets make the auto transport industry easier and more efficient for everyone involved.