Originally Posted by SpiritAtBay
I thought i'd do an update, in case it can help anyone else...
Almost went with RV Transport in IN. Upon deeper digging tho, I determined they are a broker only. (Why would you pay a middleman if you can deal direct? thinks I.)
Have now hired Synergy Transport. They are a Fed Motor Carrier with DOT number, safety record is viewable on the gov website, have active and proper insurance coverage. AND their rate is lower than the broker's (of course.)
The Riveteer will be picked up Thurs and delivered the next day. I will not be there for the delivery, but will give an update asap.
To keep things professional, I would do a walk-around of the trailer before the towing company picks up the trailer. Note any damage, such as large scrapes or dents. Take dated photos of the trailer, so all sides can be viewed in the photos. When the driver drops off the trailer, do the same thing. If there is an extra small scratch or two, I would consider it simply part of life. If, however, the trailer arrives with the awning in several pieces, and the main door hanging by a thread, that is when the insurance should get involved. I currently am in the process of getting a transit-damaged SOB taken care of by the carrier's insurance company. It doesn't happen often, but when it does, that walk around can save all manner of grief.