In today’s auto transport industry, a generic paper bill of lading just isn’t enough. Typically an auto transport bill of lading has one diagram vehicle type (usually a sedan) to make an inspection report. What happens if the vehicle that is being picked up is a truck, SUV, Van, etc. The inspection report cannot be done properly. Also, when a hauler marks the inspection report it is with an “X” or with a letter to indicate damage. What kind of damage is it? There is no key on the Bill of Lading to let anyone know, so it is very abstract and not clear.
At Auto Transport Receipt we make sure that our auto transport bill of lading software corrects these flaws on the paper bill of ladings. Our bill of lading has a section that the hauler can choose the type of vehicle they want to perform an inspection report on such as Hatchback, Sedan, Truck, Van, etc. This means a proper vehicle inspection will be done no matter what vehicle is being transported. Also, the bill of lading template is stated clear and easy to read, the vehicle inspection report clearly states the part of the vehicle that is damages and states what the damage is (i.e: Right Front Door: Dented). For further proof of this damage the hauler is able to take a picture or video and upload it into the bill of lading.
In todays world having the proper documentation can be the deciding factor between having a damaged vehicle covered by the haulers insurance or not. Not having the bill of lading be clear and easy to read will cause problems and insurance companies love to reject claims. Make sure your hauler has Auto Transport Receipt and if they do not, recommend they get it before they transport your vehicle. It is better to be safe than sorry. Especially when it comes to your vehicle.