Tips On Auto Transportation Jobs & Shipping Careers

As with any job that requires the transport of heavy-duty cargo, safety and knowledge of industry regulations are essential for those with auto shipping jobs. Both go hand in hand, though. Knowing the regulations—state and federal—is crucial to being safe on the road.

A great resource for regulations is the US Department of Transportation website, http://www.dot.gov. It has links to regulations and laws as well as the latest news on the DoT. Another website that contains a huge amount of information is the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) website, http://fmcsa.dot.gov. Both of these are excellent resources and well worth bookmarking.

auto transportation jobs tipsOne of the ways Auto Transport Jobs and United Road shows its commitment to safety is the fact that, unlike many of our competitors, we offer paid training to those hired for auto transportation jobs. This ensures that our drivers know everything there is to know about not only the machinery they are directly responsible for, but also any and all industry regulations. And if a driver ever needs help with those regulations, we know the ins and outs and are more than willing to help. Having an unaware driver out on the road is the last thing we want!

Auto Transportation Jobs Safety

Some tips for those working an auto transport job are common sense. First, it’s important to know all nooks and crannies of the equipment a driver is operating. And it’s absolutely crucial that they understand how to load, unload, repair (if necessary) and operate it under all potential working situations and conditions. Knowing how to use this machine is paramount, no ifs, ands, or buts about it. Also, Auto Transport Jobs believes it’s important to understand the grand scale that these trailers are on. Drivers frequently have to maneuver their trailers into less-than-desirable locations to load and unload their vehicles, so being able to handle the equipment is a must.

Driver Tips

  • Know your route
  • Drive the speed limit
  • Know your equipment
  • Get enough sleep
  • Provide great customer service

Another simple tip for employees with auto transportation jobs (or any shipping career) is to make sure to get enough sleep on long hauls. Sleep deprivation can be dangerous for folks driving down the street to the corner market, let alone traveling on an auto transport job. It’s crucial that our drivers are well-rested so that they can be as aware as possible while on the road. Mental acuity is essential to being an auto hauler, especially if you’re driving long distances.

High Standards = Successful Drivers

As a company, Auto Transport Jobs and United Road hold themselves to the highest of standards. And since we hold our drivers to those same standards, we expect them to act accordingly. This means driving within the lawful speed limit. Many drivers believe speeding will decrease their time on the road, but it’s not always the case. If a driver is pulled over for speeding, they’ll lose the amount of time saved by going fast now sitting still on the shoulder being written a ticket. If it happens more than once, not only will they lose more time, but they’ll also lose more money and, eventually, their license. It’s imperative that our drivers adhere to the rules of the road and drive within the law to maintain both safety and professionalism.

Auto Transport Jobs TipsIf hired for any of our auto transportation jobs, we also expect our drivers to exhibit excellent customer service, especially since drivers are the intermediary between our clients and us. They are the face our clients see. Therefore, our drivers must hold their auto shipping jobs with high esteem and always be professional, even if a situation doesn’t go as planned. Our customer service is one of the strongest aspects of our company and it is crucial we not only perpetuate that reputation, but live it as well.

If you have any questions about any of these tips, or even suggestions for auto shipping jobs, please contact us and let us know!