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Terms used in this Document
Includes Auto Transport Quotes its employees and agents jointly and separately as an organization engaged in the transport of vehicles.
Party responsible for contracting Carrier for vehicle transportation. This may include Brokers, the vehicle’s Owner (past or present.)
Agreement and criteria in which a Shipper contracts a Carrier for Services.
Including but not limited to, reservations and arrangements, vehicle transportation, mid-shipment changes to Order and related resolution services.
Service in which the Order is physically fulfilled, and Shipper’s vehicle is moved from Origin and Destination specified in the Order.
By submitting this order via phone, fax or internet, Carrier is authorized to operate & Transport vehicle(s) from the point of origin specified in this Order to the point of departure and to the specified destination via any mode.
Upon acceptance of vehicle, Shipper or receiving agent are liable for all transport charges due for shipment to the Carrier. Shipper must pay all attorneys fees for collection and interest at a periodic rate of 2.5% per month or 30% per year. Including and irrelevant to any prior payments made to a third party involved, i.e. freight forwarder, broker. Shipper must furnish Carrier with necessary keys to vehicle and access to all compartments. Shipper is responsible for completely disarming alarm / security system. In the event alarm is activated, transporter may disarm security system by any means effective. Unless the entire order, including any additional charges, has been prepaid, or other arrangements have been made, shipper must pay all fees, including any additional charges by certified check or postal money order upon delivery.
Shipper must pay all costs, including storage, additional delivery costs incurred as a result of shipper’s breach of any obligation under this agreement, including inability to provide sufficient funds due, and inability to be present for accepting vehicle. Shipper agrees to meet the transporter’s driver at any specified time and place. No exceptions. Delivery time is not guaranteed. Absolutely no specific dates, schedules, or guarantees are implied regarding pickup and delivery. Carrier is not responsible for any non-use of the vehicle charges, including, but not limited to auto rentals, interest, or any other charges due to delay or damage to the vehicle.
Shipper must pay an additional $250.00 for each inoperable vehicle. If vehicle is rendered for shipment and later becomes non-operational, the $250.00 fee will be required to be paid, as well as any other charges incurred to accomplish delivery. Nothing in this agreement is binding Carrier to pick up and/or deliver at locations from to which it is impractical to operate Carrier’s equipment on account of highway, street, or passageways or inadequacy for loading or unloading facilities, local, state or federal law.
If vehicle is vandalized either during shipment or while awaiting shipment, Carrier will not be held responsible; Shipper will have to submit a claim to his/her own insurance or absorb the loss.
Shipper agrees that in event there is a problem regarding truck delivery, USDOT regulations require that all outstanding freight charges be paid without deductions. All damages must be properly noted in the presence of driver and the balance due to be paid in full certified check or postal money order. If Carrier does not Transport the vehicle, the responsible Carrier Transporting the vehicle must be liable for any and all damage claims arising from the transport. Shipper agrees to file all claims with such carrier as identified, and bring any legal action for damages against such carrier only. Shipper agrees to release and hold harmless Carrier from any such claims.
Shippers agree that their vehicle is insured and their insurance has primary responsibility. Automobile Transport Trucks are designed for shipping vehicles. NO PERSONAL belongings are to be transported in or on vehicle. Carrier is not responsible for loss or theft or damage of personal items, or damage done to your vehicle due to burglary. This includes loss or damage to stereo equipment and non-stock vehicle items. In the event that a vehicle is overloaded a minimum charge of $250 must be paid by Shipper, and your vehicle is at risk of undercarriage damage.
In the event that Shipper pays Carrier for Services via credit card transaction (the "Transaction") through a credit card provider (a "Credit Card Service Provider" or "CCSP"), Shipper and Carrier agree that Shipper must waive any and all Shipper’s rights to pursue reimbursement of monies through the CCSP (a "Chargeback Claim"). In the event Shipper nevertheless pursues a Chargeback Claim, notwithstanding the terms of this Agreement, Shipper directs such CCSP to deny such claim. Shipper and Carrier acknowledge that a CCSP's failure to deny such Chargeback Claim must constitute interference with the contractual agreement between Shipper and Carrier. Shipper further acknowledges that Shipper's sole remedy at law must be as stated in this Agreement, and because damages must be difficult to ascertain, the parties agree that $2,500 in liquidated damages must be the amount Carrier can recover against Shipper, exclusive of any showing of willful misconduct, fraud, or other similar conduct that may give rise to additional punitive or exemplary damages against Shipper.
Dispute Resolution Procedures. Carrier and Shipper agree that prior to any legal action being brought by any party, the parties must in good faith negotiate amongst themselves to determine whether a resolution can be achieved.
Claim Offer Procedures: Carrier has the right to unilaterally make an offer of settlement to Shipper (the "Offer"). Such Offer must be in writing. If Shipper does not accept the Offer within fifteen (15) days of receipt, such offer must be deemed withdrawn and cannot be given in evidence upon any future legal proceedings, including but not limited to trial or arbitration. Shipper (on behalf of Shipper as well as Shipper’s insurers, agents, subrogation representatives, or others who are pursuing any claims that arise from the services provided to Shipper) agrees that the statute of limitations for any claims arising from the services provided pursuant to this agreement must be set at seven (7) days, and such statute of limitations for bringing any legal actions must commence on the date Shipper received the Offer. Such seven (7) day statute of limitations must be in lieu of any other statutes of limitations as provided by state law, federal law or any other provision of law.
Shipper acknowledges that it has either had an attorney review these provisions or was afforded the opportunity to have an attorney review these provisions. In the event Shipper, or Shipper’s insurer or agent in subrogation or otherwise, brings a lawsuit or claim outside the prescribed time as set forth in this Section 15 of this Agreement, Carrier must be entitled to an immediate dismissal as well as all attorneys fees and costs arising from the defense of any such action.
The transporter will not be responsible for any damage not resulting from transporter negligence.
During Transport Vehicles and Vehicle Equipment May Cease to Operate Properly Through No Fault of the Transporter.
AUTO TRANSPORT QUOTES OR THEIR AGENTS ARE NOT LIABLE FOR THE FOLLOWING:
a. Damage caused by leaking fluids, battery acids, cooling system anti-freeze solution, industrial fallout or damage caused by acts of God.
b. Damage, which is undetectable at time of pick up due to vehicles, dirty condition, or weather condition.
c. Any glass damage.
d. Mechanical or electrical functions and damages caused by failing mechanics, electrical device, exhaust assembly, alignment or suspension.
e. Under carriage damage, and damage resulting from overloaded vehicles.
f. Shipper is responsible for preparing vehicle for shipment. Loose parts, wheel & tire damage, muffler or tailpipe, spoilers, non-stock kit additions, antennas, and switches. Any part that falls off during transport is the customer’s responsibility including damages caused by said part to any and all other vehicles involved.
g. DAMAGE TO VEHICLE CAUSED BY:
1. Vehicles that cannot be driven on or off transporter under its own power.
2. Vehicles having defective or insufficient brakes, parking brake, or parking gear.
h. Damage caused by freezing of engine, cooling system, or batteries.
i. Damage that result to vehicle from tie downs breaking or tearing.
j. Any convertible tops that are loose, torn, extensive wear. Bras, and or any type of canvas or material coverings.
k. The Transporter WILL NOT be Responsible for Damage NOT caused by driver.
This agreement supersedes all prior written and/or oral agreements between Auto Transport Quotes and the owner and may not be changed.
Exceptions for damages or shortages must be noted on Bill of Lading and signed by agent at time of delivery. Claims must be made in writing within 7 days of delivery including pictures, and (2) estimates for repair. Claims will not be discussed via telephone; inquiry and submission must be made in writing. Shipper agrees that carrier has right of venue in Municipal Court, Dallas, Texas. All claims are subject to a $5000.00 (five thousand dollar) deductible, and will be settled at actual cost. Send all claims to: Auto Transport Quotes
No Cancellation Policy
In placing this order, I agree that I will pay the full amount of transportation charges in the event I do not tender my vehicle to Carrier for transportation in accordance with my order or Auto Transport Quotes Reschedule Policy below.
Any order placed with Carrier may be rescheduled on or before 5 days prior of original ship date. A new ship date must be rescheduled at time of cancellation for pick up within 30 (thirty) days of original requested ship date in order to not incur additional fees. Any requested date change that exceeds 30 days of original requested ship date will be subject to current market rates, otherwise transport credit is forfeited.
Any exceptions to the terms and conditions for shipment are at the discretion of Auto Transport Quotes.