Carrier 14 300x168 Understanding Auto Transport DispatchWhen you ship a car, knowing how things work and what to expect is a big plus. It’s not like sending mail through USPS, you know; it’s different and takes more time and money and concentration and a lot of other things you don’t have to think about when you’re sending a letter. Part of the auto shipping process is dispatching your vehicle to a carrier. That’s literally all the auto transport dispatch process is – finding a carrier to ship your car.

About auto transport dispatch

But wait! you say. Isn’t that what I’m looking for now? The answer is no – when you’re online looking for quotes to ship your car, most of your quotes will come from a broker, not a carrier. A broker does everything but ship your car (physically, anyway). They handle payment information, they handle paperwork, pickup and delivery addresses…and, most importantly, they dispatch your vehicle to a carrier. A broker’s job is to find a carrier that is either already in your pickup area or that will be in your pickup area and schedule with them to pick your car up. This is dispatch, and without it your vehicle will never get shipped.

Dispatching is quite important because it’s how a carrier gets found. Carriers are across the country running routes and many times the carrier scheduled to pick your car up is hundreds of miles away from you when it’s dispatched. They have to schedule pickups and deliveries days and weeks in advance. With new dispatches coming their way, they have to schedule them in properly and this can be a challenge. This is also part of the reason why dispatch can take a few days. More popular routes see smaller dispatch windows while rural routes tend to take longer. Either way, make sure to talk to an agent to learn more about your specific shipment.

But can I get quotes to ship a car still?

You don’t need to be versed in all things auto transport in order to get quotes to ship a car. But you really should take a minute or two and fill out our free quote request form. It’s free and easy and, perhaps more importantly, will net you multiple quotes in your email inbox within about an hour. Those quotes are calculated in real time by real companies and you can compare prices and services within minutes of submitting our form. This allows you faster access to more reliable quotes from companies that we know are among the best. We clear all of them for dependability and make sure they’re licensed and bonded. If you have questions or concerns don’t hesitate to contact us at 800-930-7417 any time.

Olympia WA 1 Car Transport to Olympia, WashingtonOlympia is a city in as well as the capital of the state of Washington. It is also the county seat of Thurston County and is home to over 46,400 residents. Olympia isn’t all that large of a city, but it does sit within the Puget Sound region of the Pacific Northwest, which includes Washington’s largest city, Seattle. This makes finding car transport to Olympia a lot easier. Carriers like to run routes to Seattle – it’s not the most popular location in the U.S., but in Washington it is. So since carriers are going to Seattle most of the time anyway, stopping in Olympia isn’t a problem.

Is car transport to Olympia popular?

It’s not really all that popular among either customers or carriers. The lack of customers can be explained by its small size; more people tend to ship to and from big cities as opposed to small ones. They’re like carriers in that regard, but it’s also basically a numbers game. But the small population means that many people who are shipping cars to Washington aren’t shipping to Olympia. Rather, many of them will be going to Seattle, about 60 miles north. That’s not necessarily a bad thing, but it may increase prices to and from Olympia.

Olympia’s main claim to fame is its status as state capital and ease of access along I-5. Carriers can easily use I-5 to get to Olympia, which is great news for you. I-5 is a major north-south interstate and one of the major car shipping routes in the U.S. Many carriers use I-5 to run north-south routes – but that’s just it, many routes are north-south oriented. People ship down to California from Olympia more often than they’re shipping from anywhere to Olympia. This results in higher prices thanks to a lack of demand. If a carrier can make more money on Route A than Route B, they’re going to stay on Route A. This results in higher prices and less competition along Route B, and this is also true for shipments into Olympia.

Can I get quotes for car transport to Olympia?

If you are interested in car transport to Olympia, Washington, take a minute to fill out our free form. When you submit it you’ll get free quotes emailed to you from top car shippers. Those quotes will come in individually and will start showing up minutes after submitting your information. After you start getting those quotes you can compare prices and services right there. You can also speak with a live agent over the phone, as every quote will have contact information. Those companies are top-rated, fully licensed and bonded, and work with only top-rated carriers. How do we know? Well, we make sure of it. If you have questions or concerns, don’t hesitate to contact us any time at 800-930-7417.

Orlando 1 300x185 Car Transport from Orlando to San DiegoCar transport from Orlando to San Diego may not seem like it’d be all that popular. However, it is, believe it or not. Well, it’s popular during certain times of the year, anyway. Florida and California are some of the most popular shipping locations in the United States. This bodes well if you’re on the hunt for car transport from Orlando to San Diego as it often means carriers are going to be interested in the route. Carriers go where customers are, but if there aren’t enough customers to make a profit they won’t stay on the route. Routes shift, too, depending on demand and the time of the year. However, Orlando to San Diego often is going to be cost-effective regardless of the season.

What to expect with car transport from Orlando to San Diego

Okay, so you’re going from Orlando to San Diego, fantastic. Most of the time, carriers aren’t going to have a problem along that route because it’s mostly driving along I-10. This is great for you as it tends to result in faster transit times and lower prices. East-west oriented routes tend to be cheaper as more people ship to California than out of California. Car transport from Orlando to San Diego, therefore, tends to be one of the most popular searches in the industry. More than that, east-west routes are more popular because there’s just more to do in California.

Of course, there’s also a lot to do in Florida, particularly Orlando. Shipping out of Orlando during the winter months may be more complicated since most routes shift north-south to take advantage of snowbirds. This can be problematic in the winter months as cross-country routes aren’t as attractive, which tends to result in higher prices. Remember, carriers are working to get paid, and if there’s not as much demand on a route they’re going to have to charge more to make the same amount. Make sure to speak to an agent to learn more.

Can I get quotes for car transport from Orlando to San Diego?

Interested in car transport from Orlando to San Diego? If so, make sure to fill out our free quote form. It shouldn’t take more than a minute and will get you quotes from the best in the industry. We know they’re among the best, too, because we make sure they’re among the best. It’s part of our job and our service to you. We make sure they’re licensed and bonded and work with only top-rated carriers. This way, you know you’ll be in good hands from pickup to delivery. You can read more about both Orlando and San Diego via our Auto Shipping Cities section, and we suggest you do. If you have questions, or need help in any way, contact us any time at 800-930-7417 to speak to one of our agents.

Carrier 14 300x168 What to Expect from Standard Car Shipping ServicesStandard car shipping is exactly what it sounds like – the “standard” way that most carriers move cars. This usually entails door to door shipping services via an open auto transport truck. This is the cheapest, fastest and most cost-effective method of transporting a vehicle that we have available to us. Of course, they’re not the only methods available, but door to door via an open carrier tends to be the best. But there are still some things to expect out of standard car shipping services that you may not necessarily like. Shipping a car is not like ordering fast food; it takes time and patience. More to the point, shipping a car can be a trying experience, so read about what to expect from your standard car shipping services.

What to expect from standard car shipping services

Most of the time you can expect standard service from a standard car shipping company. Of course, what constitutes “standard” in regards to services and prices are going to vary. This is why it’s important to get multiple quotes that you can compare and contrast against one another. It can be tough to find the right shipping company for your needs, but knowing a bit about some of the shippers out there can make all the difference. Standard car shipping services tend to be the most cost-effective for what you get, too.

The main alternatives to open transport is enclosed, and sometimes flatbed. Enclosed is more expensive and more restrictive, as enclosed haulers typically can’t ship as many vehicles as an open carrier. They’re more expensive for this reason as well as the lack of real demand for enclosed services. Open transportation is safe and secure 99% of the time. More to the point, standard car shipping is cheaper. It’s often faster as well; open shippers haul more vehicles but can get to more places more quickly, and there’s almost always demand for their services. As such, standard shipping is often going to be the way you want to ship your vehicle, too. However, we do recommend speaking to an agent about it to learn more.

Can I get quotes for standard car shipping services?

Of course! Most quotes that you get from a shipping company are going to be for standard auto transportation, so it won’t be hard to get started. The best way to get those quotes is to fill out and submit our free quote request form. It shouldn’t take more than a minute or two and will net you free quotes from some of the best car transporters in the industry. We know they’re some of the best in the business because we make sure of it. First, check each and every company for dependability and reliability. This includes making sure they’re fully licensed and bonded. We also make sure they are top-rated and work only with dependable, reliable carriers. If you have questions or concerns, don’t hesitate to contact us any time at 800-930-7417.

Worcester MA 1 Household Moving to Worcester, MassachusettsWorcester is a city located in the Boston, Massachusetts Metropolitan Area, and the second-largest city in Massachusetts by population. It is home to over 184,000 residents, which actually makes it a popular moving location. However, household moving to Worcester is less popular than moving out of Worcester. Though the city is on the rise, according to U.S. Census reports, it is not all that popular of a location for interstate moves. People are moving to areas in California and Oregon, Texas and Florida. They aren’t moving to Worcester, at least not in large numbers. This can make it much more difficult, and more expensive to move to Worcester to begin with.

Is it hard to find household moving to Worcester?

Typically in the United States people who are moving across state lines aren’t moving to New England. As we said, they’re going to the west coast usually. This increases prices because it decreases interest among movers. It is especially difficult for some, as moving companies have to get to your door – they can’t just meet you somewhere close like a car shipper can. If you’re in a part of Worcester that has narrow streets instead of a suburb, that’s going to be a challenge for a moving company. They may have to get a local mover to get your goods to you from the interstate moving truck, since the big one may not fit. This of course is expensive, and household moving to Worcester is already expensive because New England. Keep all this in mind when budgeting your move, and speak to an agent to learn more.

Can I get quotes for household goods moving to Worcester?

If you are interested in moving to or from Worcester, Massachusetts, take a minute or two and fill out our free quote request form. That link gets you access to our dedicated moving quote form as well as our dedicated moving articles. They will explain more about the process, if you’d like to learn more. But more importantly our moving quote form gets you free quotes from top-rated movers. They typically start emailing you your quotes within about an hour of submitting your information. If you’re interested in both car shipping and household moving quotes, just fill out our auto transport quote form. You will have the option to receive both if you’d like. And, if you have questions, or need help getting your quotes, call us any time at 800-930-7417.