Auto Transport Tips: Don’t Double-Book
Double-booking is a bad thing that you should avoid at all costs when it comes to shipping your car. But what is it? When you double-book, it means that you have booked the transport of your vehicle with two different companies at the same time. This is like committing to taking two different dates to the same prom dance and not have them know about each other – unless you have Bondesque moves you’re going to have to cancel with one because you can’t take both. Well, the same works in the auto transport industry; when you book with two different companies simultaneously, you’re going to have to eventually cancel with one because only one truck can move your car (at least according to modern physics).
So it’s an inconvenience, to be sure, but it’s also a major no-no that brokers cannot stand to see, and many times brokers that see you have double-booked (remember, they ALL use the same load board to find carriers; it’s called Central Dispatch) chances are they’ll just cancel your order because it’s a huge slight on transport companies. Not only that but it makes them do a whole bunch of work that they might not need to do, especially if you end up shipping with another company. Searching for quotes and getting some different prices from different prospective companies is just fine, but only ever book with one company at a time, because you’re going to cause a whole lot of problems if you end up booking with two or more at the same time.