Enclosed Transport Etiquette?

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  1. Senderofan

    Senderofan Track in, Apex, Track out and Repeat! Hellcat Car Club Gold Supporting Member HCC Charter Member

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    Hello HC Enthusiasts:

    Forgive me for asking this question....I never dreamed I would be having a car shipped to me in an enclosed trailer. What I'm wondering.....is it common practice ( etiquette ) to tip the transport driver? I'm using a well known company......haven't had much contact with their office people so I never had a chance to ask if they had a policy on tipping or if they recommended it.

    Thanks in advance for any advice. I will be out of town for a conference when the car is delivered....so I'd like to make sure to have things organized for my family while I'm gone....regarding tipping and receiving the car.
     
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    Paladin06 Have Guns Will Travel Staff Member Hellcat Car Club Gold Supporting Member

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    I have a number of cars shipped to me in an enclosed truck. For me it's the only way to go. I tip based on the service.
     
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  3. Senderofan

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    Thank you....that's very helpful to me.
     
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    I haul cars for a living (Open truck),some people tip and some don't. It isn't expected but,greatly appreciated. Hope your experience is a good one Good Luck!
     
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    Thanks for the information. I am very appreciative of the work y'all do and would like to thank the driver. I just wanted to make sure it was an accepted practice and make sure the amount I was thinking of wouldn't offend the driver. I've received invaluable information from members of this forum....once again.... thanks to all that have assisted me.

    Have a Great Day!

    Wayne
     
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    Somehow I don't think a 20% gratuity, like you would give to a waitress, is expected... :eek:

    $50-$100 maybe, depending on distance, circumstances
     
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    mine came 1500 miles and I tipped the driver 50.00.
     
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  8. Senderofan

    Senderofan Track in, Apex, Track out and Repeat! Hellcat Car Club Gold Supporting Member HCC Charter Member

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    Thanks guys.....I appreciate all the replies and have taken them under advisement. It's nice to have the knowledge base to draw from here:)
     
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    Dam you guys are making me feel bad. Had mine shipped coast to coast. Didn't tip the driver only because the thought never crossed my mind. I always tip a good waitress 20-25% but didn't even think about tipping the driver. I had mine shipped enclosed.
     
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    mine came from texas to az....driver was great, I had his cell # & whenever I called him he was always very pleasant.never acted annoyed....like some..... (done this a few times before).....not a mark on the car....gave him 100.
     
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    Tip for sure!
     
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    If they take exceptional care to deliver your car 100% damage free it is more than worth a decent tip for sure. I have used enclosed transport before and was not disappointed.
     
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    Yes.....Tip was given this past Wednesday when the car was delivered.

    Thanks again for everyones input on this....really helpful.
     
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