Auto Transport Tips: Understanding Competitive Pricing
The auto transport industry is a very competitive one, to say the least. With thousands of different car transport brokers and vehicle shipping carriers on the road today, it’s not surprising – all those companies are vying for a pretty small share of the market, all things considered, and as such competitive pricing and competitive services are a must for anyone that is trying to keep afloat in the industry today. This is why understanding how different auto transport companies price their shipments and how to take advantage of their competitive pricing systems will help you find a better shipping company for your specific needs – and, hopefully, at a better price.
Competitive pricing takes a few major factors into account, and these are factors that anyone looking to make money in the car transport industry are going to do. To start, freight going into or out of major metropolitan areas tend to be cheaper and see faster pickup and delivery times. This is because the majority of customers shipping vehicles today are shipping into and out of major cities surrounded by metropolitan areas. Carriers can load and unload multiple vehicles in a single city, often in a single day; because of this, they can lower prices on each load while still making enough to keep afloat. This is a great example of competitive pricing and why we often suggest that, if you are having a hard time finding a carrier, to move your pickup and/or delivery locations to a more popular nearby area.
Of course, there is also the routes themselves to consider. Competitive auto transport pricing also takes into account the location of each city in relation to the entirety of the Interstate Highway System, which is the main way that most logistics companies, including auto transporters, get around the United States. By sticking to the interstate highways, carriers can not only get around quickly, but they can also get into and out of major car transport markets quickly, as most interstate highways run through the largest cities in the country. By sticking to the major cities and traveling along the major interstates in the country, auto transport carriers can get from one major market to another, often within a few days, which leads to lower prices and faster pickup, transit and delivery times. If you are still having troubles grasping the idea of why companies price the way they do, we recommend either calling us directly or speaking to your own live auto transport agent.
If you are interested in shipping a vehicle to or from just about anywhere in the United States, make sure to take a minute or two and fill out our free online auto transport quote request form. When you do, you’ll receive multiple free quotes in your email inbox from top-rated car shipping companies absolutely free of charge and often within an hour of submitting the free quote form. Once you have your quotes, you can compare those companies against each other – we highly recommend looking at prices and services as well, so you can make a good decision and find the right company for your needs. If you have questions about our services, or if you simply need some help understanding the way the industry works or if you just need some help getting your free quotes, give us a call any time at 800-930-7417 to speak to one of our live agents.