This seems interesting to me, having been involved in the shipping business at one time, if you think about it, how far does the carrier have to go to make the car secure enough for transportation? It would seem like his job is to make sure the vehicle stays securely put and on the truck.
But does his job involve making sure all the attachment bolts are secure enough that they don't vibrate off and allow part of the vehicle to be blown off by the wind for example? Or to even make sure that everything is attached to the vehicle well enough to be transported. If the hood and doors are in place on the vehicle, is it his job to make sure they are tightly bolted on?
In my experience it is the drivers responsibility to make sure the load is able to be transported, but it might get a little fuzzy when trying to determine every example of what might happen. So it might be a matter for the court to decide, but as stated it might not be worth it in the end.
Very interesting points! For instance, I know and everyone who has ever owned one of these trucks the door latches SUCK big time. So, who's fault is it that the door flung open? Who's responsibility is it?
Originally Posted by Chevman
Very good points!
I've had a couple vehicles shipped and was always leary about the insurance aspect of it. One vehicle was wrecked and I had it shipped on a flat bed truck out of the insurance auction place. Another wreck I bought I had a guy with a 2 car trailer that moves stuff ship it.
That is very interesting reading regarding the insurance. Was this shipped on a 1-3 car trailer by someone who moves old cars frequently, or was it on a big multi car hauler that mainly move running driving sound stuff. I would probably agree with some of the other comments that it's the truckers job to keep it on the trailer, but stuff opening up during shipping or falling off is generally not their concern. Now if he didn't shut the door and it damaged it that's his problem, but hard to prove being an old truck.
Regardless of insurance claims. How did you ever come out on this? did you get the doors straightened out to open and close decent? Neat old truck I would of course love to have one of those also. Pretty much if it has 4 wheels I would love to have one.