Auto Shipping Fail...big mistake. now what? - Page 2 -

Go Back > Ford Mustang Tech > 2005-2014 Mustangs > GT S197 General Discussion
Reload this Page >

Auto Shipping Fail...big mistake. now what?

GT S197 General Discussion This section is for technical discussions pertaining specifically to the V8 variation of the 2005 and newer Ford Mustang.

Auto Shipping Fail...big mistake. now what?

Old 06-21-2012, 06:38 PM
4th Gear Member
xkape's Avatar
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Ohio
Posts: 1,212

wow, I am in shipping (over the road less than truckload) and damn.. that is just nuts. Driving the car slowly off the truck and into the warehouse I could see. Recklessness to just rambo someone elses car. There are websites that you can score their performance. I don't know if they use the DAT to find loads but you could report them there as well. Just threaten them. All Motor Carriers carry $100,000 insurance minimum. They would probably just pay you I would guess. They do not want their insurance rates going up. You could also call the DOT. They will mark that on their record. It won't effect thier CSA 2010 record but it will be on their credit report. Yes, you can pull credit reports on Motor Carriers and, everyone does. If you want to PM me the name, I will get their MC number and look up their insurer for you.
xkape is offline  
Old 06-21-2012, 07:30 PM
1st Gear Member
Thread Starter
Retired_Colonel's Avatar
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Oregon
Posts: 55

Originally Posted by Tom V View Post
I wouldn't put up with that crap. Gather all of your documents, hit the road and take them to court.
I wouldn't contact them either. The court house would contact them with a certified letter. Only prob is you better have all of your ducks in a row and dates correct (sorry I couldn't resist). They will prob have an attorney there on their behalf and will try to counter sue for legal fees.
Well, that is how I initially felt also.. I do have all the photos, documents, etc. (and, right although others have made some really good and rational arguments for a serious 'cost-benefit analysis'.. But I 100% share your feelings about it!! Thanks!!!
Retired_Colonel is offline  
Old 06-21-2012, 07:49 PM
5th Gear Member
DRAGUL's Avatar
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Connecticut
Posts: 2,543

Doesn't hurt to play the pay up or I am going to sue you bluff.
DRAGUL is offline  
Old 06-21-2012, 08:04 PM
5th Gear Member
BleedinBlue's Avatar
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Eureka, Mo
Posts: 4,355

I agree. If you are out $2K, it's worth threatening them. I'd look into taking them to small claims court if they don't play ball. Besides, if your intent is to bluff them, you probably don't want to say so in a public forum. You never know.

FANTASTIC car though. That thing is gorgeous. No wonder the idiots were so easily tempted to play with it.
BleedinBlue is offline  
Old 06-21-2012, 09:01 PM
5th Gear Member
Diabolical!'s Avatar
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: New Orleans
Posts: 4,495

Make a small claim. It won't cost you much at all.
Diabolical! is offline  
Old 06-21-2012, 09:43 PM
5th Gear Member
99gtstang's Avatar
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: GA
Posts: 3,015

I would attempt to get your 2k back. I would not call raising cane or pulling out the sue card for a while. Just write them a nice certified letter like you've written here and mail it. Call and tell them that you just want you 2k back and move on down the road. Usually being nice and courteous get's you a lot further then sue. I work in finance. Every time I hear that (not often) I say good luck and have your lawyer call me, CLICK. No point of communication if you intend to sue them. Like above, if that does not work go to small claims... You should win.

that is one BADASS CAR you got
99gtstang is offline  
Old 06-21-2012, 09:48 PM
4th Gear Member
xkape's Avatar
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Ohio
Posts: 1,212

I give it a 9 out of VERT FTW!! lol
xkape is offline  
Old 06-22-2012, 08:51 AM
2nd Gear Member
Thundersteel's Avatar
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Florida Panhandle
Posts: 160

Get of copy of George Hayduke's "Screw Unto Others," and follow the advice therein.
Thundersteel is offline  
Old 06-22-2012, 10:18 AM
6th Gear Member
Jeffk's Avatar
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Thomasville, NC Where we beat headers into submission!!
Posts: 7,233

Wow! I am so sorry to hear about how terrible this experience went for you. I'm glad that they don't seem to have done any permanent damage to the car.

I would try contacting the company like everyone has said to see if they will reimburse you the $2000.
Jeffk is offline  
Old 06-22-2012, 11:24 AM
5th Gear Member
Mudflap's Avatar
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Evergreen, CO
Posts: 3,060

Originally Posted by DRAGUL View Post
Doesn't hurt to play the pay up or I am going to sue you bluff.
Yes this is what I would do. Contact them very calmly, explain the situation, the series of events, and the evidence. I'd tell them the repair was $2000, and I was seeking that plus another $500-1000 for the hassle and loss of time/work/etc. I'd close it with I am willing and able to sue if necessary, but was hoping to work it out first, etc... I suspect they know what happened if they were that quick to refund you, and are probably just waiting for a call like this.
Mudflap is offline  

Thread Tools
Search this Thread
Quick Reply: Auto Shipping Fail...big mistake. now what?

Featured Sponsors
Vendor Directory

Contact Us Archive Advertising Cookie Policy Privacy Statement Terms of Service

© 2019 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands

We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to and affiliated sites.