Auto Transport Glossary: The Quote Provider
An auto transport quote provider is a type of auto transport company that does nothing more than get you multiple quotes from different auto transport companies to ship your vehicle. Unlike auto transport brokers, which setup your shipment and facilitate communication between you and the carrier – and unlike the carrier, which physically moves your vehicle – a quote provider isn’t involved in the shipping process other than at the very beginning. Quote providers don’t ship cars; they merely get you in contact with the companies that do. They’re advertisers, basically – with literally thousands of companies out there, you can get fifty different quotes from fifty different companies by only filling out a handful of quote request forms from quote providers.
Some people find this annoying, and shipping companies are competing for your business so they jump on getting you your quotes pretty quick. But at the same time quote providers do more than just give your information to a bunch of random companies. For starters, any quote provider that’s any good will make sure that not only are the companies sending you your quotes fully licensed, bonded and insured, but they should be making sure they’re in good standing with the Better Business Bureau and Transport Reviews, two major websites that help determine how reliable an auto shipping company is. Not all quote providers are the same, and we here at American Auto Shipping know that reputation is key in the car shipping industry, so we work hard to ensure our shippers meet our strict quality standards.
If you are interested in getting quotes to transport your vehicle, you can fill out our free online auto transport quote request form to get up to ten free quotes from reputable and reliable auto transporters who can help you with any type of transportation service you need. You can also call our toll-free telephone number to speak to one of our helpful representatives, who can answer any questions you have as well as take your information over the phone to get you in contact with multiple auto transport companies who can help you get from wherever it is you are shipping from to wherever it is you need to get to.