Be sure to allow a few extra days for shipping, especially across long distances. If you want your new boat for Memorial day weekend, call ahead and start coordinating.
We cannot overstate the importance of towing insurance. PLEASE, PLEASE make sure your selected vendor has towing insurance. Don't be afraid to ask this question.
After insurance, the most important factor in selecting a truck driver is convenience and timeliness. Did he show up on time? Did he help things go smoothly?