Auto Shipping Safety - Avoiding Crime and Violence

by Tom Kearns

The world is a smaller place today than it was years ago. While the world shrinks, the internet and technology expands exponentially. The downside of this phenomena is that criminals who do harm can do it better and faster than ever before. Criminals do their evil deeds out of financial greed, making businesses their most lucrative victims. Auto shipping companies because of their precious cargo and eminently exploitable circumstances of their business are a prime examples targets for the cash hungry criminal. Reviewing some protection strategies and preparing you and your vehicle against mayhem are mandatory for any person or company shipping a vehicle.

It?s common knowledge that carjacking is on the rise and so is carjacking using force and weapons. Auto shipping carriers can load multiple vehicles on one truck and travel any road that gets them to their destination the quickest. This route will include some lonely, remote and unprotected roadways exposing them to both vandals and carjackers. Besides being ever watchful, there are some things you and car shippers can do to ensure a safe journey for your car. .All apertures that can be locked must be locked to avoid illicit entry. This includes not only doors and windows, but the trunk and hood as well. Drivers must always be aware of their environment and their surroundings. Anyone approaching your vehicle that appears unusual given the circumstance should be held under the utmost suspicion and treated accordingly. Park in public, well lit streets or lots. If driving, drive on roads with substantial traffic that are well marked so you always know where you are.

Backup plans and emergency exit strategies can also greatly aid in mitigating any car jacking attempts. Even simple steps like storing important keys on separate chains and automatic openers in hidden locations might be saving graces in the face of danger. Finally, remember that no amount of money or attempt to thwart materialistic robbery is worth the loss of life. If your life is being jeopardized in any manner it is best to just give up the vehicles, alert authorities and sort out the matter at a later date and with the appropriate resources. While car jacking deals more with personal interaction, vandalism often comes in the form of destruction of property without physically imposing on the impacted parties.

Auto shipping companies and their clients can be victims of vandalism as well as carjacking. Unfortunately, vandalism is a random act which makes it difficult to protect vehicles being transported. Some useful techniques for avoiding vandalism wherever it may occur is to park in lots free of obstructions, not in high crime areas and always, always lock up every lock in your car, doors, windows, hood and trunk.

Obviously, if auto shippers can secure the cars inside, that is ideal. Auto shippers must never let their precious cars go unattended while in public places. Technologies as they advance further becoming more cost effective and many car shippers are using cameras and intricate alarm systems to ward off the bad guys. Auto shipping customers can opt for a closed container for their vehicle which is a great idea to protect the car not only from vandals and thieves but from inclement weather and road (sea) conditions.

Cars are very valuable and can present lucrative opportunities to the corrupt mind. Working with an auto shipping company that understands this can provide a huge advantage to the consumer. For car transports getting the job done right is mostly centered around moving the car from one point to another while keeping it in the same condition. By taking measures to stop potential car jackers and vandals, auto shippers can provide unparalleled service to their patrons. Staying safe and protecting assets is a huge part of successful car carrying and something that should never be taken lightly.

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