How To Find Auto Transport Near Me
Usually, when you need to hire someone to complete a job you want to hire someone local. However, when it comes to transporting your car, typing “Auto Transport Near Me” may not be the best place to start. While you may be able to find what you’re looking for, it’s a rather roundabout way to go about it.
The reasons for this is that auto transport is quite literally a mobile business. There are a lot of moving parts, and they work together to be in the right place at the right time. All you have to do is tell them where you want your vehicle to go and they’ll figure out the rest.
How Auto Transport Works
There are actually two halves of the auto shipping business that work together to complete your shipment. The first half is called a broker (or brokerage). The broker is the half that stays in place, but their proximity to you isn’t a concern. Every aspect of your shipment is arranged via the internet or telephone. For instance, we here at American Auto Shipping are a brokerage. Once you get a quote from us, we are the ones who will find a carrier for your car.
A carrier or transporter is the truck who will physically move your car from point A to point B. When you make arrangements to move your car the carrier may be nowhere near you. If you are moving from a large city to another large city then the carrier is likely planning on being near you soon.
Where Auto Transporters Go
The paths the carriers travel along are called routes. Most trucks stick to popular routes along highways that travel from major city to major city. So, the carrier is likely planning on driving towards your location with other shipments soon. More often than not, your car will be placed on a ten car carrier. This is a carrier who can fit ten cars at once. The carrier will drop off a car in a major city, and then pick up a new one in that city.
If you are using a search such as “auto transport near me” and you live in a rural area the process may take longer. It is still possible to arrange your shipment, it may just take longer. Since, there are likely less cars waiting to be picked up or dropped off near you. You can wait it out and hope someone else near you is looking for car shipping. Or you can pay slightly more, so the carrier will go slightly out of their way to get your car.
Get A Quote For Auto Transport Near Me
Now that you understand a little more about the logistics, you are ready to get a quote. As you know, it won’t necessarily be a quote for auto transport near me. There are two ways you can get a quote from American Auto Shipping.
1) Fill out the quote form at the top of this page. It is completely free. Once you enter your information, you will receive a price quote instantly on your screen. If you are happy with the price, and we think you will be, you can even enter your payment information. Then we will begin arranging your shipment right away.
2) If you have more questions, or simply want us to fill out the form for you, call us any time at 800-930-7417. Our live agents know everything about the auto shipping industry and process. They can easily answer any questions you may have.