Auto Transport Tips: Military Auto Shipping
If you’re a member of the military, you understand how transfers work – while you may have the option of choosing your assignment, not everyone does, and transfers in and of themselves can be a frustrating experience especially if you’re a military member with a family. As you likely know, the military will handle your household move and the shipment of one vehicle when you are forced to relocate, but any additional vehicles have to be shipped via an independent shipping company, and that can put strain on any family that is trying to figure out not only how to relocate to a completely new part of the country but also one that has a fairly tight budget for shipping a vehicle as-is.
Every auto transport company will provide vehicle shipping services for military members – of course they would, they don’t discriminate in any way against any customers because money is money and it spends the same no matter who you are or what services you need. That said, a lot of vehicle shippers out there actually work close with military members to get them great rates – they understand the sacrifices that our men and women in uniform make on a daily basis, and they know that relocating thousands of miles is not cheap or easy or fun or anything else. They know it’s stressful, and they want to help you as best they can.
This is why many auto transport companies offer discounts for military members. While it’s usually not a huge discount when all is said and done, at the end of the day it does help the cause and can make or break some peoples’ budgets. You should be working closely with a broker to ship your vehicle – they end up saving you a lot of time and money over shipping directly with a carrier, and as such your discounts will come out of their pay, not the pay to the truck (also known as the COD amount or cash on delivery amount), which means you pay less for your shipping services while still affording full pay to the carrier, which will determine how quickly your vehicle will be picked up.
Not all auto transporters actively advertise their discounts, but it’s something that you should keep in mind when you ship a vehicle if you’re a member of the military. They offer discounts for other reasons too, of course, but regardless the reason you will need to ask them directly if they offer military shipping discounts. This is why gathering multiple quotes from different shippers is important – some companies offer larger discounts than others, and you want to try to find a company that not only will get you a good deal on your shipment but that will also help you find the right carrier at the right price in a timely manner.
If you’re still searching for a company to transport your vehicle, you should take a minute to fill out our free online auto transport quote request form. It’s free to fill out, takes only a minute of your time and, most importantly, gets you free quotes from top car shippers emailed to you over the course of the hour, with some showing up minutes after submitting the quote form. Compare prices and services, discuss your shipping needs and discounts with a live representative and take your time in finding the right shipper for your needs. If you have further questions about our services, military discounts, or the auto transport industry in general, or just need some help getting your free quotes, give us a call at 800-930-7417 to speak to one of our live agents today.