Who is the best vehicle shipping company in the world? There are thousands, so choosing just one can definitely be a challenge. What are the criteria? Are we basing it off customer reviews, longevity, or something else?
The best vehicle shipping company should have good reviews, should have a history in the industry, and should communicate well with their customers and their carriers. But how do you figure that out? How do you see which company hits all the marks of a good company?
Factors that make a company the best vehicle shipping company (for you)
Really, finding the “best company” comes down to what you’re looking for. There are some things that most customers look for: good service, competitive prices, five-star rating. Those are pretty much par for the course no matter who you talk to. No one wants to work with a low-rated company that doesn’t take care of its customers.
Here at American Auto Shipping, we strive to provide the most quality prices and services for our customers. Really, that’s what most good auto transport companies do, and what the best vehicle shipping companies in the industry should be doing.
The car shipping industry is one that is constantly changing. Popular routes change based on the time of year. Prices are almost constantly in flux. Supply and demand – both of carriers and of vehicles – drives a lot of what we do. So staying on top of the changes, and making sure to take them into account, is important.
We do that, and most of the top companies in the industry do as well. Different companies have different methods of pricing and of booking orders, of course. So it’s important to compare prices and services across multiple companies. But you should find similarities among the top companies.
Signs a company may not be the best
There are a lot of green flags for companies. Competitive prices, quality service, attention to detail. But there are also a number of red flags that scream “this company should be avoided.”
Something that a lot of people don’t think about is the deposit price. Every transportation company that brokers freight takes their own fee for their service. This is often known as a “deposit” and is typically a flat fee.
You should avoid companies that have low deposits. For instance, our average deposit is $175 – that’s pretty much industry standard. We’ve seen deposit prices as high as $250, but most companies will stay around $175-225.
Avoid companies that advertise $100 deposits – they are often not going to get things done. $100 per order is generally not enough to keep a business afloat unless they are doing something shady. If you’ve been in the industry as long as we have, you’ll have noticed a slew of those types of companies have come and gone, opened and shut, and continue to do so.
Of course, you should also be reading reviews of any prospective shippers. Watch for signs of persistent problems – if multiple reviews talk about how the company is bad at communicating with their customers, for instance, that’s a red flag. Of course, you should also avoid any company with less than a five-star overall rating.
Call us, or fill out our online form
If you’re interested in getting a quote from one of the best in the business, you can fill out our online quote form right now. It’s free and easy, only takes a minute, and gets you an instant quote right away. No hassle, no obligation, just a free quote. You can also book your shipment via our online quote form if you’re ready to do so.
You can also contact us any time, toll-free, at 800-930-7417 to speak to one of our representatives. They can give you a quote over the phone, as well as help you place an order to ship. They can also answer questions, give advice, explain more about our services and how we work, and more. So no matter what you need shipped, or where it’s shipping to or from, we can help. Give us a call or go online and find out how.