What Are Student Auto Transport Services?
There are a large number of demographics that make up the pool of customers that car transporters have access to – from doctors and lawyers, day laborers and factory workers, to desk jockeys and CEO’s, anyone that can afford to ship a car is free to do so. A small section of those customers are students who are trying to get a vehicle from home to school (or the other way around), and they’re as important in the eyes of a vehicle shipping company as any other customer. This means that students, like military members or AAA members, may qualify for a student discount, which is usually a part of a company’s overall “student auto transport services.”
Shipping a vehicle to or from a university carries with it a different set of rules and regulations that carriers have to follow. While most customers are shipping to or from their homes, students are often shipping to dorm rooms that are located on or near crowded college campuses. As most car carriers are roughly 80 feet long, they can have difficulties getting through the cramped conditions that usually accompany student housing, and some colleges and universities may have limits or restrictions to the types of vehicles that are even allowed on the grounds. This means that carriers have to know where they can pick up or deliver a vehicle ahead of time, which usually falls on you. The customer (you) should always tell your carrier whether or not restrictions are in place that could inhibit their ability to pickup or deliver a vehicle.
As mentioned, many auto transporters will offer student auto transport discounts for their customers, which almost always comes in the form of a pay cut to the broker and not the carrier. This is actually good news because it means that the price to the carrier is unaffected, which usually means your vehicle will be picked up in a timely manner. If you are a student and are trying to see if you qualify for a student auto transport discount, you should definitely talk to your representative to see if they offer them. They will also have good tips and advice for getting the most out of your shipment and how to do things to make it easier and smoother in the long run.
If you are interested in student auto transport services, or are simply trying to get a vehicle shipped and don’t know where to start, take a minute or two and fill out our free online car shipping quote request form. Filling out the form takes only a minute, is completely free, and get an instant price immediately right on your screen. We are fully licensed, bonded and insured. We work with only the best truck companies in the industry so you know you’re in good hands. If you have questions about our services, or would rather speak to one of our live agents over the phone, you can contact us any time at 800-930-7417 to connect with one of our own agents.