Why Auto Transport Prices Change from Company to Company
There are literally thousands of auto transport brokerages out there trying to find new business every single day. Customers like you are the true driving force behind the auto transport industry as without customers there would be no auto transport industry at all. Brokers do a fairly complex task. They’re charged with all the I-dotting and T-crossing, finding you a carrier, making sure that carrier is actually licensed and insured to carry automobiles, and so much more. They are the go-to, the one-stop shop of the car transport industry, and it’s not the easiest of jobs but they do it anyway. They work with thousands upon thousands of car transport companies out there on the road, too. Known as carriers, these companies physically transport your vehicle from A to B, and it’s the broker’s job to make sure that not only are they reputable and reliable, but that they’re going to actually fulfill their end of the deal.
That’s why auto transport prices change from company to company. With so many different companies out there communicating with each other, not everyone talks to everyone, not everyone has access to the same resources or materials or manpower, and as such all different brokers work with many different lists of carriers. And, like stadium ticket pricing and used car dealerships, prices are subject to vary depending on different factors – like who you book your order with. Interstate moving and interstate auto transport don’t have set prices on a per-route basis, like the railroads do (or at least did), because they use the interstate highway system, which itself is free to use. Yet it subjects motorists to all sorts of delays and problems – and yet also helps keep prices lower, on average, than transport by rail due to its free-to-use (on the whole, minus toll roads) platform.
Some trucks are able to run certain routes better than others, or are able to get better deals because of some reason or another. And since different brokers all use different trucks, some brokers are going to be able to benefit from those deals while some won’t even know they exist. And that’s part of the precarious nature of the car shipping industry, but one that ultimately works in your favor because trucks compete for loads, which itself is another reason why prices change from company to company. When trucks compete, you win, and the broker helps you make the most out of it. But not all brokers know all the trucks, so they’re going to do what they can to get you the best rate they can. If you’re interested in free auto transport quotes you can fill out our free online quote form and get multiple quotes sent to you within the hour. If you have questions or concerns, you can call our toll-free telephone number and speak to one of our live agents at any time.