Corporate Auto Transport Services and You

Rancho Cucamonga 1Auto transport companies provide services for a variety of different customers in a variety of different industries, and that includes auto shipping services for corporations or for other corporate or business purposes. There are a number of different ways that “corporate auto transport” can be construed, but basically if the company you work for is shipping your vehicle for you (or at least paying for the transport of it), or if your company operates a fleet that needs to be transported, it’ll require corporate auto transport services. Most auto transportation companies will provide corporate auto transport discounts for businesses , especially if you’re relocating to a new office, or opening up another branch in another state.

Corporate auto transport services differ only slightly from standard, personal auto transportation services, namely when it comes to overall price, since discounts are generally available for businesses since they’re, you know, businesses. Most auto transport companies that provide corporate auto transportation will meet you right outside the office for pickup and/or delivery, but it depends on where your office is located and how easy it is for an 80-ft transport truck to get to and from it. When arranging auto transport for a company vehicle, you’ll want to provide your shipping company with your physical corporate address for quotes, and from there you and your shipper can determine if that’s going to be a good place to pickup or deliver your vehicle. If it isn’t, you’ll want to discuss possible pickup and/or delivery alternatives, especially if you’re shipping within a budget and can’t spend too much time or money getting a vehicle moved.

Another thing that can really help are corporate auto transport discounts. Many auto transport companies will provide discounts for businesses on account of their being businesses, and if you own, operate or manage a company you should mention that to your shipper. Corporate auto transport services are different from dealer auto transport services in that corporate transportation services are more for businesses that don’t have much to do with car shipping or the buying and/or selling of vehicles. When discussing corporate shipping, it’s more talking about shipping services for office-based businesses, you know, suit-and-tie, HR’s-on-the-fourteenth-floor-don’t-get-lost-in-the-maze-of-cubicles type of corporate, not just any business.

Most auto transport companies don’t actively advertise their discounts – they’re a business, after all, and while some businesses can get away with offering discounts and incorporating them into their marketing schemes, car shipping companies operate on a much tighter budget, more often than not, so it’s important to ask your representative about any discounts they may be offering and whether or not any apply to you. Many reps will be eager to discuss them with you in order to make the sale, which is common in any industry but not as much in auto transport. Therefore, you should always ask if there are any discounts you qualify for if you’re trying to save money.

If you need quotes to ship your vehicle, be it personally or through (or for) a business that you own, manage or work at, make sure to fill out our free online auto transport quote request form to get free quotes from top-rated auto transport companies e-mailed to you within the next hour. We clear all our advertisers for reliability for you, which means we make sure they are all fully licensed, bonded and insured, so you don’t have to. Have questions, or need help filling out our form or navigating our website? Give us a call toll-free at 800-930-7417 to speak to one of our own live agents, who can answer more general auto transport-related questions you may have and also help you get free quotes to ship your vehicle from some of the best corporate auto transport companies in the business.

Auto Transport Quotes: Toyota Sienna

Toyota Sienna 1The Toyota Sienna is a minivan offered by the Toyota Motor Company and sold in markets worldwide, with models sold in North America manufactured at the Toyota Motor Manufacturing Facility in Princeton, Indiana. The Toyota Sienna was introduced in 2001 as the second iteration of the Previa, which was first released in 1997 to somewhat lackluster reviews. The Sienna shares a platform with the Toyota Camry, though the Sienna’s platform is heavily modified since it’s a minivan and not a standard car. Currently in its third generation as of 2010, the Toyota Sienna is currently the only minivan on the market to offer all-wheel drive and the new Sienna was the first to receive the IIHS Top Safety Pick in 2010.

The Sienna was originally introduced in 1997 and when it first debuted it had a shorter wheelbase than its competitors, which – as Chrysler discovered with their early Town & Country models – led to shaking at high speeds and other traits generally deemed undesirable by consumers. By 2001, the Sienna had undergone extensive modifications, including a lengthened wheelbase to bump it up to the same dimensions as minivans sold by competitors and to get rid of the problems associated with its short frame. Toyota, however, released the second-generation Sienna in 2003, just two years after the mid-cycle upgrade done in 2001. This might have been a bold move at the time, but it paid off, as the Sienna is one of Toyota’s best-selling American vehicles and includes new features such as an auto-access seat for disabled people – the first automaker to offer such a feature.

As a minivan, the Sienna is obviously taller, heavier, wider and longer than a standard car, not to mention heavier. Shipping a minivan is generally doable on a standard auto transport truck, but the larger dimensions may result in higher costs than would normally accompany a standard-sized vehicle. This is common, though, and should be reflected in any quotes you receive, so the additional price will not be tacked on after the fact. One of the nice things about minivans is that, while they may be larger than most standard vehicles, they can still fit just fine on the back of a standard open auto transport truck, which will help keep prices lower and pickup times faster than if you were to require a flatbed transportation truck.

If you’re searching around for quotes to ship a Toyota Sienna, look no further. You can fill out our free online quote request form and get multiple quotes e-mailed to you from top-rated auto transport companies. We clear all of our advertisers for reliability ahead of time for you, which means we make sure they are licensed, bonded and insured before letting them work with us or advertise with us. Getting multiple quotes will also net you a range of prices with a minimum and maximum that you can then exploit to get the best deals; if you have questions about how we operate or the information on our website, make sure to call us at 800-930-7417 to speak to one of our live agents, who will be more than happy to assist you.

Auto Shipping to Gresham, Oregon

Gresham 1Gresham is a city located in Multnomah County, Oregon, and is currently home to over 105,600 residents, making Gresham the fourth-largest city in the state of Oregon by population. Gresham was named after Walter Quinton Gresham, an American Civil War general, former Postmaster General, and a U.S. Appellate judge. He was a part of Grant’s overland campaign in 1862, eventually working his way up to Brigadier General and his own command over Sherman’s XVII Corps during the infamous Atlanta campaign. His name was chosen as the name for the settlement outside of Portland, known as Campground, mainly because the camp site needed to have a post office if it wanted to be incorporated. The post office was established fairly quickly, but incorporation would be delayed over 20 years, until 1905.

Gresham is located just east of Portland, Oregon, and is a major suburb of the city. Many surface streets of Portland extend east to Gresham, which makes it easier for pedestrians and private motorists to get to and from the area, but is only accessible from the Interstate Highway System via I-84, which can make it more difficult – and more expensive – for auto transport companies to move into, out of and through the city of Gresham. The Pacific Northwest on the whole is more difficult to ship to than other areas of the U.S., which generally results in increased prices anyway, but Gresham might be higher than normal because of its lack of access points for carriers.

That said, it’s not all gloom and doom, namely because you’re situated in the Portland, Oregon metropolitan area, the largest between San Francisco and Seattle and a popular shipping location within the Northwest. This gives both you and your car transport carrier more options in terms of where to meet for pickup or delivery, and this is really great for you because it generally means you can get better deals by moving your pickup or delivery location to an areas easier to get to for your shipper. For instance, Gresham can be difficult to get to when shipping from the south, but from the east, say, Salt Lake City, it’s not as bad because I-84 goes right through the city. From L.A., though, I-5 is your best bet, so meeting your carrier near Tigard or even Salem, Oregon can save you time and money.

Luckily, Gresham is known for its rain, like most of the western Pacific Northwest, and not its snow, which the areas east of the Cascade Mountains are. This makes auto transportation to and from Gresham easier for carriers operating in the area, but there are some factors that will influence your price even if there’s no snow in the Portland metro area itself. Situated between the Oregon Coast and the Cascade Mountain range, Gresham, like much of the Portland metro area, receives much more rain than snow, though rain can also cause delays and problems, especially during the fall and spring months which tend to be the wettest of the year.

If  you’re on the hunt for auto transport quotes to or from Gresham, Oregon, or anywhere in the United States for that matter, you can fill out our free online quote request form and get multiple free quotes e-mailed to you within about an hour from our stable of top-rated and reliable car shipping companies. We clear all our advertisers for reliability for you, which means we make sure they are fully licensed, bonded and insured, so you don’t have to worry about it. With over 15 years’ experience in the auto transport industry, we at American Auto Shipping understand what it takes to get a vehicle moved, so call us toll-free at 800-930-7417 or fill out our free form for you quotes today.

Can I Get Overseas Auto Transport Quotes with American Auto Shipping?

Hawaii 5Here at American Auto Shipping, we can get you quotes to ship a vehicle from anywhere, to anywhere in the United States, and this includes overseas locations such as Hawaii, Alaska, and Puerto Rico. If you didn’t know, or were unaware, overseas auto transport generally takes place literally over the sea – giant cargo ships have to be used to haul freight to island states and territories, and this is true for any cargo, from bananas to bottled water to vehicles. With vehicle shipping, it’s even more of a standard, because there are very few alternatives. You can’t drive a car to Puerto Rico, after all, and as far as we know there aren’t any commercial cargo planes available that haul around vehicles when there’s perfectly good cargo ships that can haul them for much cheaper.

All that said, we can most definitely get you quotes for overseas auto transport services, you just need to understand what goes into those quotes and what overseas shipping entails. For starters, overseas shipping to Alaska or Hawaii isn’t cheap because owning and operating a cargo ship or a fleet line is anything but. It’s also time-consuming, and a lot of your shipment is going to be centered around waiting. Waiting for your rep to find you a carrier, waiting for the vehicle to get picked up, waiting for it to get to the port, waiting for it to be loaded onto the ship, waiting for it to get shipped to the other port…it’s a waiting game. A very, very expensive waiting game.

But it’s worth it, at the end of the day, because without port-to-port auto transport services there would be no getting vehicles to or from Hawaii, or Alaska, or Puerto Rico or the U.S. Virgin Islands or any other outlying U.S. territory. Of course, port-to-port shipping takes a lot longer than standard auto shipping services and they also work a bit differently. Let’s assume you’re shipping from Chicago, Illinois to Honolulu, Hawaii. Since that requires overseas auto transportation, your vehicle will have to be trucked to a port that sends cargo to Honolulu, which is generally Long Beach, California. This means that your vehicle will need to be picked up in Chicago by a standard auto transport carrier and trucked west to Long Beach. From there, it’ll be unloaded at the port and likely put into storage until its assigned cargo ship is available for loading and getting ready to disembark.

Once on its way, your vehicle will head to Honolulu, and anywhere from a few days to a few weeks later (depending on the company and the route) your vehicle will arrive at the port in Honolulu. Since there are no auto transport services on the island of Honolulu (unless you can find one yourself), you’ll have to pick your vehicle up at the port, which isn’t that difficult all things considered. It just requires that either you, or someone you authorize, be there at the final delivery location to receive the vehicle. You’ll also need someone at the initial pickup location in Chicago – this can also be someone you designate, if you can’t be there.

Overseas shipping services have to abide by a different set of rules than standard overland transportation because the cargo ships are going through international waters. Keep this in mind, because it generally means you can’t load anything in the vehicle if it’s being shipped overseas, not even clothes and linens confined to the trunk, as is generally acceptable for interstate auto transport. You’ll want to discuss this with a shipping agent to get the full run-down, and the best way to find them is to fill out our free online quote request form. If you do, you’ll get multiple free quotes from reliable and reputable auto transport companies e-mailed to you within about an hour, and they can answer all your questions about overseas auto transportation right over the phone. If you have more general questions, or need help getting overseas auto transport quotes, don’t hesitate to call us at 800-930-7417 toll-free to speak to one of our own agents today.

Auto Transport Tips – What Information You Need to Get Your Auto Transport Quotes

Military 2When it comes to finding auto transport quotes, there are some things that you’re going to need to have on-hand and ready to input into the quote form or give to the representative when they ask for it. To me, there’s nothing worse than telling a customer service representative to wait while you go retrieve a piece of information that you honestly should have had in front of your face the moment you picked up the phone. You can take as much time as you want when you fill out a free quote request form on a website – the only person’s time you’re taking is your own, and that’s fine. But when you call us, you should have these pieces of information on-hand before you pick up the receiver.

Pickup and delivery zip codes
Our online quote form can accept names of cities and also zip codes, but it’s best to have the actual zip code of your pickup and delivery locations on-hand when you call us. It’s the easiest way for us to input your pickup and delivery information and is also the most accurate, getting you the absolute best price on your specific route. It can also give you an idea of what areas you may want to consider moving your pickup or delivery away from, as some areas will likely be cheaper to ship a vehicle to than others.

Vehicle year, make and model
If you’re shipping a vehicle, we need to know what type of vehicle you’re shipping, plain and simple. The year, make and model is usually the easiest, since that’s how most vehicles are referred to. You’re not shipping a Grand Caravan, you’re shipping a 2009 Dodge Grand Caravan. It’s not a Monte Carlo, it’s a 2002 Chevrolet Monte Carlo SS. You see? The more specific information you can give, the better your quotes will be. Make sure to note whether or not it’s running, especially if it’s older than 15 years. The year, make and model will help you get the most accurate prices, especially if you’re shipping a pickup truck since each of those factors can play a role in changing your auto transport prices. Year-to-year differences can include size and weight, can can also impact your overall price, so make sure to have the specific year, make and model prior to getting quotes.

Valid contact information
Valid contact information is important in getting your quotes, as we’re a free auto transport quote provider. Our services are kind of useless if you put in a fake name, phone number and e-mail, since you won’t receive any of your quotes at all. When you fill out our free form you’re doing so in order to get multiple free quotes from reputable and reliable car shipping companies, since that’s what we do. Please understand that your information will go out to multiple shipping companies that will send you e-mails and possibly call you with information regarding car transport prices with their company. If you don’t want this or are uninterested, please go visit a different website and use their services.

These are the three most important things that you need when you call us looking for quotes, and will make everything so much easier when you decide to use our services to obtain multiple free shipping quotes. When you call us at our toll-free number, you’ll speak to one of our live agents, who can answer your questions and help you fill out the free online quote request form, if you need it, otherwise they’re there to make life easier for you, so we ask that you do what you can to make life easier on them. Have the basic information about your shipment ready to go when you call, as it’ll make everything go faster and be easier than if you didn’t.

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