Brokers vs. Carriers
When looking for car shipping, it’s best to stick to brokers, as they are the ones that will actually organize your shipment and handle all the money and paperwork. Not only that, but the brokers tend to keep the prices lower, and here’s why: in our industry, carriers basically set the prices. They are in control of how much the service ends up costing, and if they had their way, you would be paying thousands of dollars per car shipped.
Brokers Keep Your Costs Low
Brokerages, however, keep the prices low by being competitive with one another. Since most carriers must take loads from brokerages, they won’t price gouge customers because a customer can just go with a different broker. Finding good auto shippers starts with car transport quotes; from there, you book your order with a car transport broker and the broker will then find a good carrier to transport your vehicle.
What Can I Transport?
American Auto Shipping focuses on shipping cars, trucks and SUV’s, but we can move more than just those. Always check with us as we ship oversized vehicles such as vans, dually pickup trucks, box trucks, and even larger vehicles on flatbeds and lowboys. Make sure that you have the dimensions of any oversize vehicle available, as we will require the dimensions before giving you a quote. Usually the length, height, width and weight of the vehicle moved are required.
What Is A Carrier?
Some auto shippers are known as auto transport carriers. These auto transport companies are the companies that actually move the vehicle on their own trucks. Other auto transporting companies are known as brokerages, and they are the ones that will be arranging the vehicle transport between you and the carrier. When you fill out our free instant online quote request form, you will receive an estimate of how much it will be to ship your vehicle on one of our carriers. All our carriers are fully insured for $250,000. Carriers are required by federal law to carry $250,000 worth of insurance on their truck to cover any and all damages that are caused by the driver or theft.