Recreational Automotive Marine Transport, LLC (broker MC858854) hereafter referred to as ‘R.A.M. Transport’ agrees to have vehicles(s) described on quotation shipped on or about the dates requested by shipper, hereafter referred to as ‘Client’. R.A.M. Transport will designate a reliable, pre-qualified carrier to fulfill the terms and conditions of this agreement.
By signing and initializing this document, Client declares they are the owner or an authorized representative of the owner, with permission to make arrangements of shipping the vehicle(s). Client warrants that they are the registered legal owner of the vehicle, or that it has been duly authorized by the legal owners to enter into this agreement with R.A.M. Transport.
R.A.M. Transport is a licensed and bonded broker. We contract with professional carriers to move all vehicles. The carriers we contract with have demonstrated a proven track record of dependability and integrity. All carriers are pre-qualified by R.A.M. Transport, including but not limited to, being a certificate holder on the carriers’ cargo insurance policy.
R.A.M. Transport or its contracted carriers do not guarantee a specific pickup or delivery date. R.A.M. Transport, nor the carrier will be held responsible for any delay due to equipment breakdowns, traffic accidents, inclement weather, D.O.T. regulations, etc.
R.A.M. Transport, nor the carrier will be held responsible, and shall be excused for acts of God or other force majeure events (fire, flooding, hail, tornadoes, etc.), explosions, labor disputes, riots, terrorism, vandalism or objects flying from the road or sky during transport. Such excuse from performance shall continue until the force majeure event ceases to exist. R.A.M. Transport will not be held liable for missing navigation disk, additional keys, floor mats or other removable equipment. Client should maintain their own insurance for these reasons.
Clients shall remove all detachable personal possessions from the vehicle(s). Clients that choose to transport personal items in the vehicle(s) do so at their risk. The carrier may require additional money to do so. R.A.M. Transport and the carrier are not responsible for the safe transport of any personal items in the vehicle.
The Client is responsible for preparing the vehicle(s) for transport. All loose parts, fragile or protruding accessories, low hanging spoilers, etc., must be removed and properly secured. Any part of the vehicle that falls off during transport is the Clients’ responsibility including damages caused by said part to any and all other vehicles involved.
If damage to a vehicle should occur, which is rare, all money owed for the transport must be paid to the carrier to initiate a claim. Damage must be accurately noted on the Bill Of Lading (inspection report) and signed by both the carrier and Client or authorized representative. Without appropriate notation of damage on the carrier’s Bill Of Lading, Client verifies that the vehicle was received in good condition. R.A.M. Transport must be notified of the damage by phone or email within 24 hours of delivery. Client hereby waives any damage claims that are not noted on the Bill Of Laing or for which Client has not submitted a timely reported claim. R.A.M. Transport shall not be liable directly, in subrogation, nor by assignment to Client’s insurance company for any claims paid by the company. Claims are to be filed directly with the carrier’s insurance and R.A.M. Transport may assist you in the process. In all cases, you will need to provide to the carrier’s insurance with photos of the damages claimed. If your vehicle is valued at a rate higher than market value, we suggest you purchase a special insurance rider with your insurance company.
Carriers transporting your vehicle(s) will only accept cash, cashier’s check or money order for any C.O.D. that may be due upon delivery of your vehicle(s).
If a driver of the assigned carrier transporting vehicle(s) feels he cannot maneuver or operate his truck at Client’s desired pickup or delivery location, it is the responsibility of the Client to meet the driver at a location close to your desired location, such as a nearby mall or parking lot.
Payment of deposit (equal to broker fee) will be paid in full by Client prior to R.A.M. Transport arranging for shipment of your vehicle(s). If for any reason the Client cancels this order with R.A.M. Transport within three (3) days of your scheduled pickup date, your deposit will not be refunded. If you cancel more than three (3) days prior to your scheduled pick up date, monies paid as a deposit shall be refunded minus a $50 service fee.
Additional fees relating to the operable condition of each transported vehicle. A fee of $100 may be assessed and added to Clients cost of transport if the vehicle is inoperable but does have keys, rolls and is accessible to the carrier. If the vehicle is deemed inoperable and does not roll (ie: missing wheels or keys or inaccessible by the carrier) a higher fee may be assessed as determined by the carrier and shall cover any other charges incurred to accomplish delivery, including but not limited to, wrecker, forklift, roll-back, flatbed. If vehicle rendered for transport becomes inoperable during transit, as a result of conditions beyond the control of the carrier, then the inoperable fee may be applied to the order.
Further, the Client understands and agrees that R.A.M. Transport is not responsible for any damages, to your vehicle, real or consequential that is a result of delays in shipment or in the placement of the vehicle with the carrier. R.A.M. Transport is not responsible for wrongful delivery or for any physical damage to the vehicle caused by the carrier. All carriers that R.A.M. Transport contracts with are required to be insured with adequate cargo insurance.
All pickup and delivery dates are estimates only. R.A.M. Transport does not agree or commit to transport the vehicle(s) in time for any particular date or event and will not be responsible for any loss or damage resulting from any delay. No conveyed or implied warranties are made with respect to delivery dates or times. R.A.M. Transport will not provide reimbursement for auto rental fees resulting from delay, damage or accident. Furthermore, R.A.M. Transport will not be responsible for depreciated value resulting from damages or delays.