Boat transport nj to ft myers florida — The Hull Truth — Boating and Fishing Forum

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Re: boat transport nj to ft myers florida

hi happy fisherman, where abouts are you located in nj? and where are you going to in fl. we are a fully licensed and insured transport company (Thunder Lake Boat Transport) out of ga. i run alot up in that area and all over fl. we were on the uship site but that place is a joke. just a warning to the people on here. watch your step on uship. most of the transporters on there are running illegaly. they are not properly authorized to be transporting boats. if you notice, alot of them will say they have 25k or 50k cargo ins. well, according to 95% of all insurance companies, that is enough coverage for rv’s and general freight. BUT NOT BOATS. boats are on an open trailer, therefore, the risk and possibilities of damages are extremely high. rocks, tires, or any debries that are on the highway are at a greater risk of damaging your boat, so the insurance companies will not cover them, on top of that, just because they say they are legal carriers, doesnt mean that they are authorized to transport boats. if you have questions or concerns about them, go to the federal dot site and look them up. it will show you all of their safty stats and their authorities. go to safersys.org/ companysnapshot and type in either the company name, dot# or their mc#. scroll down under their names and you will see what they are legal to carry. most have gen frght, equip. boxed goods or something like that. look down on the bottem right corner of the list, if it doesnt have boats or vessels or something to do with watercraft, this means they are not authorized to transport them for hire! therefore, if you hire them to move your boat and they get caught, 99% of the time, you will be responsable for the outcome, normally, you end up having to go get your boat from the scalehouse or off the side of the road, or if you cant do that. you have to find someone else to go get it, if it is on the transporters trailer, then you have to have a crane shipped to the location and get it took off the trailer and put on to another one or whatever has to be done. keep in mind, all of this is more than likely coming out of your pocket because the illegal carrier isnt going to take responsabilty for it. thats one senerio, the next worry is. what happens in the case of the accident? who pays for the damages? who pays for the damages or possible fatalities that occur during? the illegal transporter will probably say, well, mr boat owner, i have insurance, but it isnt commercial insurance coverage, so. when they find out that i am transporting your boat for hire, i will tell them that i own it,that way i dont get busted for illegal transporting without proper authorities, afterwards, i will settle up with you and take care of it, then when its all over with, hes gone and you have a totaled boat and a broken heart.

sorry to say this, but there is thousands of transporters out here doing this, but only a very select few are doing it legally. and the ones that are running outlaw are killing the reputations of the true legal boat transport companies, not to mention, killing the industry. the illegal carriers will give you a very low quote for the job because the have no overhead, no high dollar cargo and liabilty insurance to pay for, no authorities to comply with. they dont run their door signs or go through the weigh stations because they are not legal. a true transport company does this.

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our company was registered on uship and moved several loads from there, but it seemed that every time we made a bid, some lowballer, illegal carrier came in and bid the load for less than half of the low bid. i realize that some companies can do different loads for less on occasions, but if the true transport companies are bidding all within a couple hundred dollars of each other and somebody comes in and bids extremly lower than the low bidder, i would definately be scared of them. if that happens, look on the safersys.org site and check them out. make sure they are true carriers. i did, and 75% of them were not found, meaning they were not registered carriers. and after trying to warn the shippers of uship of all of the dangers of this buisness, i guess uship, or some of the service providers, decided that we needed to go, so our account got suspended. which really makes no difference to us, as we have other places and people to pull for.

sorry to get so long winded about all of this, i just hate to see fellow boat owners get shafted and run into problems trying to get their babies took somewhere or brought back home. there are so many dangers that alot of people dont realize untill it happens, so i just like to inform people of the major problems of using illegal outlaw carriers before hand so that they dont have to wonder if their boat is going to be left setting on the side of the road, or in a scale house, or worse, totaled and left up to the owner for repaires.

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