How Terminal Car Shipping Services are Calculated
Shipping a car has gotten a whole lot easier of the years, especially now that the internet is everywhere. Before its rise a lot of car shipping information was done by hand. People had huge Rolodexes or folders full of different carrier companies; nowadays, there’s an online database that’s sort-able and searchable. Finding a shipper, be it a broker or a carrier, has never been easier. And it’s never been easier to calculate costs for – and provide – terminal car shipping services. Terminal shipping is something we’ve discussed on this website before, and it’s important to the auto transportation industry on the whole.
So how are terminal car shipping services calculated?
Well terminal car shipping service are often calculated the same way that a regular shipment is, just with a few different factors. For one, they both look at where you’re shipping from and to and the vehicle you are trying to ship. Those are factors that every shipper will have to factor in. However, terminal car shipping will also need to factor in terminal storage fees, which can get expensive the longer it’s waiting. Many auto transporters will cover the terminal shipping costs for you up to the amount of your deposit. Of course, this depends on the shipping company, so make sure to talk to someone about their policies.
Terminal shipping services, though, tend to actually be a bit cheaper for a carrier than door to door. Much of this has to do with the fact that terminals don’t move, unlike regular customers. It’s cool that a carrier can ask their customer to move their pickup or delivery location, and it can really help make things faster and more affordable. But there are times when that can actually be a pain for a carrier, so a terminal can be a good alternative. It does depend on the carrier and some terminals may be more expensive than door to door by virtue of their storage fees. But it’s best to speak to an agent about that.
But can I get quotes for terminal car shipping services?
You most certainly can. To get your free quotes, regardless of how you want your vehicle shipped, just fill out our free quote request form. It should only take a minute or two of your time and will net you free quotes from some of the best car transporters in the industry. We know they’re among the best because we make sure of it. We clear every company for dependability as well as reliability. This includes making sure they are fully licensed and bonded and that they work only with top-rated, insured carriers. If you have questions about our services or need some help getting your quotes, give us a call. Our number is toll-free at 800-930-7417 and our agents are standing by. They can answer questions, give advice, explain more about how terminal car shipping works and more.
Since 2007 Dave has written all the content and blogs for American Auto Shipping and during this time added the duties of customer support and transport logistics.
He currently resides in Washington with his three kids and their mom and cat. A fan of Marvel movies and good stories, when not shipping cars Dave can be found working on his novel, enjoying a good book or playing some tournament HALO.
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