Auto Shipping FAQ: Is Auto Transport Insurance Included in a Quote?
Any quote that you receive from an auto transport company should include all expenses, including fees, fuel surcharges, and insurance costs. So yes, auto transport insurance should be included in any and every quote you receive. Of course, if you follow our “Auto Shipping FAQ” series, you’ll see that we don’t just answer questions – we like to delve into them and show you why things are the way they are. In this case, insurance should be included in every quote you get, but some companies don’t like to do it that way, which should be a big red flag right from the get go.
Auto transporters are required to have insurance in order to ship vehicles – their insurance coverage can vary, but they all have to have a minimum amount of liability and cargo insurance in order to actually operate. This is something that a lot of people don’t understand – auto transport insurance is in no way optional. Whether you want it or not, it should be included in every quote you get because it’s something that can’t be subtracted from the total – it has to be in there. Therefore, the price that the carrier gives for a given route will be priced to cover all their costs, including insurance premiums, fuel, and maintenance.
If a company tells you that auto transport insurance is not included in the quote that you receive from them, or if they try to tack on additional surcharges for fuel or other things, you should take that as a huge red flag and probably just move on. That’s not the norm when it comes to pricing freight nowadays – the industry is more connected than it has ever been, and the amount of communication that happens between brokers and carriers is unparalleled. This is good for a number of reasons, but most of all is the fact that quoting prices is so much easier, and companies can’t get away with shady pricing and business practices thanks to the prevalence of the internet – and how much the auto transport industry, and its customers, rely on it.
If you are interested in getting quotes from companies that are top-rated, fully licensed, bonded, insured, and companies that price according to industry standards (which includes total pricing, without additional fees and surcharges), take a moment and fill out our free online auto transport quote request form. It should only take you a minute, but once you fill it out and submit it you’l get multiple free quotes in your email inbox from some of the best car shippers in the industry today. If you have questions about our services, the quotes you’ll receive, the industry in general, or would simply prefer to talk to a human being instead of filling out a quote form, you can contact us any time at 800-930-7417 to speak directly to one of our representatives.