Automation and Auto Transport
Automation it seems is taking the world by storm. According to some sources, 50% of IT services will see at least some of their work replaced by automated systems by 2020. According to others, 80% of IT services could be replaced by automated process. Automation is the next best thing, it seems, but what does automation and auto transport have in common?
Well, for one, it could make it a lot easier for customers and carriers to connect. Right now, auto transport brokers work to put a customer’s car on an auto shipping truck. You have to call into the auto shipping brokerage to begin with, then place an order, pay a deposit, and then wait for them to find a carrier.
With automation, that might be a thing of the past. Having an automated system could mean that carriers can find freight while on the road and connect directly with a customer in their area.
One might think this should be a thing now, but car carriers often don’t have time to fill out all the paperwork. But in an automated system, all that could be done for them, leaving only the bare bones work for a carrier to do.
How automation and auto transport may work for you
Car transport brokers obviously don’t want to see automation take their jobs, but chances are they won’t. At least, not any time soon.
Auto shipping brokers deal with a lot of behind-the-scenes problems that carriers don’t have time for. For instance, an automated system can’t call carrier companies known for running less-prolific routes. So a customer in a rural area, for instance, will have a hard time finding a carrier with an automated system. Brokers help mitigate that.
Instead, it will likely streamline a car shipper’s work considerably. If a lot of things are automated for a broker, they can spend more time dispatching freight and solving problems. This could possibly help them reduce overhead.
It can also speed up dispatch times. Automated systems could scour databases for trucks that are known to run routes. This would allow your agent to quickly find high-profile car shippers and easily dispatch your vehicle to one.
Automation and auto transport quotes
A lot of automation has already entered the car shipping industry. Getting quotes, for instance. If you use our quote form here at American Auto Shipping your information is automatically sent to top-rated car transporters. Those brokers each prepare actual quotes for your shipment and email them to you within about an hour.
This way, you can compare prices and services from high-profile car transport companies free of charge. You can also contact us any time, toll-free, at 800-930-7417. To learn more about automation and auto transport, make sure to give us a call and talk to an agent about it.