How Do You Become a Car Transport Driver?


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Individuals seeking a career as a car transport driver should obtain a CDL driver's license, apply for a Motor Carrier number through the U.S. Department of Transportation and train for the job through a trucking school or with an experienced driver. Aspiring car transport drivers can contact car transport companies such as A-1 Auto Transport, Inc. or National Transport LLC to inquire about employment opportunities as a contractor.

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Many auto transport drivers find employment as a contractor for dealerships or vehicle hauling companies. A fee may be required to establish an account as a contractor before hauling vehicles for the company or organization. Companies hiring car transport drivers seek out individuals who are insured, licensed and trained to transport six to 10 vehicles.

Drivers are responsible for securing and protecting the vehicles from inclement weather, dust and flying road debris while on the job. Training in tying down vehicles is a necessity when attempting to haul multiple vehicles.

Individuals who seek to work as a car transport driver, driving single vehicles versus tractor trailers, may not need a CDL license, but should have a clean driving record and an ability to pass a background check and random or scheduled drug tests before acquiring employment.

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