Why choose an auto hauler over an auto transport broker
When doing research online in auto transport companies you will find a mix of brokers and auto transport companies, but which should you choose? A broker is a company that sells your auto transport order, whereas an auto carrier will ship your car themselves. There are pros and cons to each, but the following article will hopefully make it easier to decide which is right for you.
The biggest benefit of using a broker for car shipping is selection. A transport broker, however, will not be the company that ends up shipping your car. Brokers will call carriers and sell your transport order to them, gathering quotes and going for the one that allows them to maximize their profits.
J&S is primarily a car transporter with our own fleet of trucks, but we are also a licensed broker. This flexibility gives you the best of both worlds when you book your auto transport order with us. We’ll ship your car on one of our own trucks if possible, but if we can get your vehicle to you quicker by brokering it, we will. But not before first communicating this to you.
While many brokers will take your email and farm it out to their subsidiaries, resulting in your inbox being flooded by solicitations from a slew of companies, J&S will never do that. We’ll do the legwork for you and find the right car carrier for your transport. We won’t give out your email or contact info until we’ve secured a transporter for your order, and at that point the only reason will be for the carrier to contact you to make pickup and delivery arrangements.
Even if we broker your order, we’ll be your one point of contact throughout your auto transport. We’re a transporter so we know the ins and outs of the auto transport business.
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If you book your transport with an actual car transporter you deal with them directly. This eliminates the middleman. The carrier will be the people you speak to from the beginning and who will take your car from point A to point B. You will have direct contact with the people you’ve entrusted with your vehicle. If there is a problem with pickup, you know who to call.
Any reputable transporter will offer an instant quote, which will allow you to compare apples-to-apples, and more often than not the price quoted is the price you will pay. Also, the pickup and delivery dates can be more accurately estimated since you’ll be speaking directly with the company who will ship your car.
If time is of the essence and you need your car shipped sooner rather than later, it’s often best to work with an car delivery service with its own fleet of trucks. A transport company will do their best to pick up your vehicle at your home or office and deliver it to your door at the destination point. However, depending on your neighborhood, street layout and local ordinances, this option isn’t always available. In that case the transporter may ask to meet you at another location which is safe and convenient for you with a parking lot large enough to accommodate the transport truck.
There are big differences between auto transport brokers and auto transport carriers. It’s important to know exactly what sort of service you’re buying, so do your homework before deciding if you want to use a broker or a transporter. Make sure you are dealing with the type of company you prefer and check out each company thoroughly before making your decision before signing any contracts. A little research before deciding on who you want to transport your car can save you a lot of worry and headache.