In the auto transport industry there are two different types of auto transport companies that you can book your shipment with and get your vehicle moved, but one is infinitely superior than the other. In this helpful article we’ll compare and contrast the two main types of companies that can move your vehicle and let you know why one is better than the other – the reasons may surprise you.
Auto transport brokers are the ones that you want to book your shipment with for one simple reason: they’ll actually get your vehicle moved. Brokers are setup to facilitate the transport between you and the carrier – they deal with all the paperwork and the finding the carrier and setting everything up, not to mention all the customer service, which makes them the go-to company for most customers who are shipping their vehicle. Booking with a broker can save you money despite the deposit that they take – they make carriers compete, on the whole, for customers, and since many brokers have lists of carriers they ship with often they can provide great deals for their clients that you can’t get by booking with a carrier.
Auto transport carriers are the physical transporters of your vehicle, but they’re always on the road and as such don’t advertise their presence much – they rely on brokers to find them customers because they don’t have the time to do it. They also rely on brokers to contact and keep up with the customer – carriers don’t have time to talk to a ton of different customers because they can’t talk and drive at the same time. Brokers can get them great loads at great prices, and on the whole brokers keep the carriers from getting too carried away with their prices. Sometimes carriers can set prices, especially if there are few carriers in an area with a lot of customers shipping out of there (such as Los Angeles in the summer, which often has more people going out than coming in).
You can fill out our free online auto transport quote request form and receive a free quote in your e-mail that was calculated with precision and care by one of our experienced staff members, or you can take the initiative and give us a call directly at our toll-free number. You can call up any time during normal business hours and speak to one of our live agents, who can help calculate your quote for you as well as answer any questions you may have. So call us or e-mail and we’ll do what we can for you – it’s what we do here at Cruise Control Auto Transport.