The Car Shipping Process – What to Look for in a Car Shipping Company
Before getting a million different quotes from lead generation companies, it is important to understand your options. We know you have many choices and we want you to know what to look for in a car shipping company. That way no matter who you choose, you get great & reliable service. First thing is first, make sure it’s a real car shipping company with an office and staff like us! We are not a lead generation company who will sell your private information to a bunch of people who in-turn spam your inbox. Our transport truck drivers have worked with us for nearly 30 years. They run their own routes all over the United States and have a solid track record; on-time every-time. They are fully licensed and insured; therefore, you can be assured your car will arrive safely to its destination.
Our transport truck drivers work very hard shipping cars across country many times per year and sometimes in harsh weather conditions. So here is where we separate ourselves from the rest of the car shipping companies. Most people who are shipping a car for the first time have no idea of how the car shipping industry works. While there are some full scale car shipping companies like us, many of the top ranking websites on search engines are not companies at all. They are no different than a lead generation company for the auto insurance industry who says, “Get 10 quotes and let the drivers fight over your business.” Those drivers have to pay $15/lead so they “must” raise their price. We know this because those lead generation websites approach us to buy their leads all the time. So what happens is that all the small car shipping companies who bought those leads are forced to over-promise and under-deliver just to be able to survive. With us, you won’t have to worry about that because we have kept our truck drivers happy through 3 recessions! They will do anything for us. That’s the difference. Get a car shipping quote and see the difference for yourself. Visit our other sites if you need to ship a car to Canada or ship a motorcycle in general.
Car Shipping Methods & When To Use Them
Open Transport Trucking
This image illustrates an open transport truck. This is the most common type of car shipping method in the US. Generally, it is also the least expensive! This car shipping method is widely used for shipping vehicles like sedans and minivans. Many car manufacturers use the open auto shipping method simply to reduce costs. It is a safe and cost effective method. Our transport trucks normally carry as many as 9-10 cars at a time and as few as 5 cars. The transport truck driver will load and unload vehicles while shipping cars across country. In addition, since we are able to fill these transport trucks to full capacity, it lowers the over all shipping costs when running routes across the US and Canada.
Enclosed Auto Shipping
Many of our customers who use an enclosed transport truck ship luxury, exotic, specialty, or vintage cars. The cost of this shipping method is higher, but the risk factor is greatly reduced. By using this car shipping method, the vehicle will not be exposed to the elements. Shipping a car across country using enclosed car shipping is ideal if a person has a slightly higher budget. The car will normally be shipped along with 2 couple other vehicles. A special ramp or lift-gate is used to get the cars into the transport truck. You can expect to have peace-of-mind when using the enclosed car shipping method.
Types of Auto Shipping Services
Station-to-Station – By using the station-to-station auto shipping service, your car shipping rates will be reduced because the driver can meet you at a location where many it’s easy to unload cars. It is fast and safe to unload many cars at once so this saves the transport truck driver valuable time. When using this option, other people receiving their cars may be there. The greatest benefit is your bottom line will be reduced because less gas and time are used.
Door-to-Door – This car shipping service is a little more expensive, but the obvious advantage is the person receiving the car doesn’t lose time. We can pick up the car from one door and ship the car across country to another door. This is especially great for the busy person because the car can be shipped to somebody’s place of work; therefore, the receiver doesn’t have to wait all day at home.
Combination (Door-to-Station/Station-to-Door) – When filling out the car shipping rates form, you can elect to ship a car from door-to-station or vice versa. A special note must be sent to us so we can send the correct quote accordingly. Many customers use this car shipping service when they don’t want to inconvenience anyone else. This can be used with both open auto shipping as well as enclosed auto shipping.