General Auto Transport Info: Car Transport Discounts
Most every auto transport company (read: broker) in the industry today offers car transport discounts for their customers. Discounts are great for both brokers and customers, and for several different reasons – not only does it help customers out with their auto shipping prices but it also allows brokers to give great incentives for customers to actually book with them. On the whole, customers have to qualify for discounts – auto transportation companies don’t just hand them out, after all, but there are a number of different discounts available for customers and they can vary from company to company, so we’ll discuss some of the more common discounts that companies offer to customers in this helpful blog post.
Perhaps the most common discount in the industry today is the multi-car discount. Since car transportation carriers really like it when they can load multiple vehicles at the same stop, it’s not all that surprising that discounts for shipping more than one vehicle at a time exist. When a car shipping carrier loads more than one vehicle at a stop, it’s known as “coloading”, and it allows carriers to save a lot of time and money while still filling their trucks quickly. On the whole, this leads to lower overhead prices for car transport carriers, which tends to lead to lower costs for customers, and then brokers add their discounts on top of that and you wind up saving quite a bit per vehicle on multi-car shipments. How much you save, of course, ultimately depends on the transportation company, so you’ll want to discuss multi-car discounts and whatnot with your representative to learn more about their specific policies.
Another popular car transport discount is the military discount. Most every auto transport broker on the market provides military discounts for veterans, be they of the “foreign war” variety or not. Veterans make up a sizable chunk of the auto transport demographic, namely because the military has them moving to and from bases across the country. Because of this, car shippers are eager to get a piece of the action, and they offer decent military discounts most of the time. There are different hoops that you’ll likely have to jump through; some require a piece of ID to be faxed or emailed, some others just require a military ID number and some just require you to stick to the honor system when stating you’re a veteran, so you’ll want to discuss the particulars with your car transport company before you actually book your order if you are a military member.
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