Auto Shipping Glossary: Auto Transport Reviews
The auto transport industry is full of different companies that you can book your car shipping services with. Some of them are small-time companies, locally owned and operated and likely being operated out of one of the owner’s garages. It doesn’t take a lot to keep an auto transport brokerage going other than time, money and dedication, and anyone can broker freight for customers and carriers alike. Some companies are major auto shipping operations that employ 5, 10, 20 or even 50 employees or more, though these are more few and far between than the smaller shippers with only a handful of employees. Aside from the size differences between those two companies, there is absolutely zero reason why a larger auto transport company should be any better or worse than a smaller auto transport company. Any company can do a great job transporting a car – and any company can make a mistake that leads to time lost. This is why using auto transport reviews to find the right company for you is a must.
We’ve discussed auto transport reviews before, and if you haven’t read that article we highly recommend you do so. Reviews in any industry are important – you wouldn’t plan to spend $300 at a restaurant unless you knew you were getting top-quality food and service, would you? With the rise of the internet, more and more people are turning to online business reviews from other customers to gauge how good a certain company is. More and more, businesses are having to rely on what customers to say about them, but whereas before the internet you may hear one or two people spouting about a bad company, now all it takes is a quick search and you get to read anything anyone ever posted about the services of any company out there today. It’s kind of mind-blowing.
Reviews are an integral part of the auto transport company search today, and auto transport reviews can give you a lot of information really fast. Take a look at Transport Reviews – it’s entirely customer-based,allows customers to post reviews and transport companies to respond to those reviews, and has a stringent verification system in order to ensure no fake reviews get posted. This aspect is very important and one of the things that sets Transport Reviews apart from other companies. Having a system that actively prevents fake reviews from being posted and allowing companies to post responses to things customers say gives potential customers – like yourself – more information about what happened, and you get the full story that way. This in turn gives you more information and will lead to a more informed decision regarding which auto transport company you want to book with.
Another great resource is the Better Business Bureau. Though the BBB is an opt-in service, meaning companies don’t have to be a part of it, most all companies that are any good are part of the BBB. Like Transport Reviews, the BBB allows customers to post reviews about the companies they work with, but the BBB isn’t limited to just the auto transport industry like Transport Reviews is. The BBB is also a bit more stringent on the reviews that get posted, and they require even more information to post a review, but at the same time fewer people use it for auto transport companies than they do Transport Reviews. Still though, those two are the most heavily-used by customers, so make sure to check them out.
If you need quotes to ship a vehicle, you can fill out our free online quote request form to have multiple quotes from top-rated auto transport companies emailed to you within the hour. Our services are completely free and, what’s more, we make sure that all our advertisers, in addition to being fully licensed, bonded and insured, are also top-rated with Transport Reviews and the Better Business Bureau, so you don’t even have to look if you don’t want to. You can of course always use those sites to make a more informed decision on who you want to ship your vehicle, and you can also call us toll-free at 800-930-7417 to speak to one of our own agents if you have further questions or need some assistance getting your free quotes today.