We’re all busy these days so coordinating your schedule so you can be at the pick up or delivery location to meet a driver can be a real headache! One of the first questions we get asked by our customers is if they can specify a pick up or delivery date. When we tell them no, the next question they ask is, do they have to be there when their vehicle is picked up or delivered? Some auto shipping companies are perfectly fine with their customers not being present when their vehicles are picked up or when they are delivered. Unfortunately, we are not one of them because there is too much risk and liability with unattended pick ups and deliveries.
Should I Use a Broker for Auto Transport?
Over the 20+ years we’ve been in business, we’ve built a reputation as being a reliable car carrier but what a lot of people don’t realize is that we’re also a licensed auto transport broker. My goal with this blog post is to give you a better understanding of brokers vs. carriers, why we sometimes have to broker transports, and why you shouldn’t be wary of auto transport brokers.
What Are J&S Transportation’s USDOT and Docket Numbers?
Whether you work with an auto transport broker or a carrier, you’ll want to be sure they are properly licensed. The best way to verify a broker’s or carrier’s license is to ask them for their USDOT and Docket numbers. Our USDOT and Docket numbers, along with our official legal name, are provided here.
Is There a Contract to Sign if I Ship My Car With You?
Generally speaking, there aren’t contracts involved when you’re shipping a car. A contract is “implied” when you submit an official order with a broker or carrier. What constitutes an “official order” will vary from company to company so you’ll want to ask before you proceed.
Can I Choose a Specific Delivery Date for My Auto Transport?
Can you choose a specific delivery date when you place an auto transport order with us? Well if you've read my other article about choosing a specific pick up date, then you probably know where I'm going here with my answer. You guessed it, the short answer is NO, but...
Can I Choose a Pick Up Date for My Auto Transport?
A common question we get from customers is if they can choose a specific pick up date for their auto transport. The short answer is “sort of.” You’ll understand that answer by the time you finish reading this article!
Self-Storage for Cars: Costs, Unit Sizes & More
As an auto transport company, we do a lot of transports for people that are moving to a new home in another state. In some situations, our customers are moving out of their old home before the new home is ready for them to move into. They often need temporary storage...
Auto Transport Brokers: Everything You Need to Know!
Are you looking to ship a car? Consider working with an auto transport broker. We outline everything you need to know and how to find the right one!
How Long Does it Take to Ship a Car?
If you include the time needed to schedule the pick up and the actual time on the road, on AVERAGE it will take 6-12 days to ship a vehicle in the continental United States. Find out what factors determine that time frame.
Pros & Cons of Auto Transport Brokers vs Car Carriers
Safety, speed, customer service, reliability, and the cost to ship a car are all important factors you have to evaluate when making a decision. As you begin your search, you’ll come across three types of auto transport companies: brokers, carriers, and broker-carriers. Our goal is to help you understand what the differences are among these three types and which one might be best for you.