Car Carriers Transport Vehicles for the General Public You want to make the best choice the first time when you’re in the market to ship a car. Your car is one of your most expensive and important assets. When you have to ship it, you want it done right. And with the same level of care, you would give to your baby. The number of vehicle haulers has increased as the auto transport industry grew over the past few years. Since the Internet became part of people’s everyday lives, you’re now able to purchase cars from dealerships and individuals anywhere in the world. You can even have them shipped to your door. Technology changes everything – yes, for car carriers too. Find the Right Car Carriers For You These days it’s becoming common practice for people to use an auto shipper to ship a car they bought online. But what can you do to help make the transport of your car easy and stress-free? Unless you transport vehicles regularly, you probably don’t have a lot of experience working with auto transport companies. That’s okay. We’re here to help you learn. How can you find a reputable vehicle transport service on the first try? We’ve created a brief guide to help you find a trustworthy auto shipper and let you know what to expect when you use a car carrier service. There are no guarantees, but if you follow these steps you’ll have a much higher chance of success. Get quotes… Read more »
It’s never to early to start getting ready for winter, especially in Montana! This depth meter is on the Lost Trail Pass on the Montana/Idaho border and it’s already at 2ft, and it’s winter isn’t even here yet! Photo by David Maxwell.
It Helps to Ship Your Car with Auto Transport Brokers People need to ship cars. Sometimes you’re moving, or relocating for a job, and need to get your car delivered to your new home. What if you found your dream car from a seller in a different state and need to get your new purchase shipped to you? Perhaps you’ve purchased a new vehicle and want to gift your old one to a child heading off to college, or a family member in need across the country. Maybe you’re a snowbird. Understanding Auto Transport Brokers When you’re in the market to ship a car, and you look for a car delivery service online, you’re going to find two kinds of companies: transporters and brokers. We want to help you understand what it means to be an auto transport broker and what exactly it is they do. Auto transport brokers basically act like middlemen between you and an auto hauling company. The main benefit of using a broker is choice. When you get a quote from a broker, they will offer your transport to the network of car shippers they work with. A broker will charge you a fee for shipping your car, however, they likely won’t actually execute the shipping themselves. The J&S Quality Standard J&S is primarily a car transporter with our own fleet of trucks, but we are also a licensed broker. Many brokers will take your email and farm it out to their subsidiaries, resulting in your… Read more »
Auto Transport Nationwide There’s no need for booking auto transport nationwide to be a painful process. Most people don’t have a lot of experience working with the auto transport industry, and it can be a little intimidating. A car is a valuable asset and car shipping costs aren’t cheap. You want your vehicle to be delivered quickly, safely, and damage-free. So when you book your order, you want to be confident you’ve made the best choice possible. Hassle Free Auto Transport Nationwide There are a variety of reasons you may need to use a car transporter to ship your car. Perhaps you’re moving cross country or just across the state and moving your car (or cars) is the best option for you. Maybe you’re shopping online for a new vehicle and found one from a seller far from your home and need it shipped to your home. Sometimes people gift their cars to family members in need of a vehicle or students heading off to college. Whatever your reason, there are a few things you should do to help ensure a successful auto transport experience. Nationwide Auto Transport To-Do Search for auto transport companies: Get online and start searching for car delivery services, Google, Bing, Yahoo, etc. Whatever search engine you prefer to use is an invaluable resource and makes this much easier than it was in the dark ages before the internet. Get Auto Shipping Quotes: Get as many quotes as you want. Get quotes from brokers, transporters and… Read more »
If you gotta be on the road, you might as well be on the road in style! While transporting cars for our customers, our drivers do need to take a break and relax. And what better way to relax than in your own private apartment on wheels! Just look at this place! It’s nicer than a lot of places I’ve lived in! Photo by Joel Bradshaw.
“Life on the Road” isn’t always beautiful scenery or interesting sights, sometimes it’s another great looking truck on the road. For example, this beaut. While transporting cars across the country, our driver Ron Kukus spotted this truck at a rest stop along the highway. What a great paint job for a great cause!
Shipping a car to California Will you be shipping a car to California in the near future? The Golden State is home to American mainstays: Hollywood, the Golden Gate Bridge, Venice Beach, some of the most beautiful beaches and mountain. From the huge metropolises of Los Angeles and San Francisco, to the agricultural communities in the San Joaquin Valley, to the mountain towns of the northern part of the state, California features a huge and diverse mix of towns/large cities. Thousands, if not millions of people relocate to California each year and it’s easy to see why. There are many reasons you may need to transport a car to California. Maybe you purchased a car online from a private party or a dealership in another state. Perhaps you’re moving across country for a new job. Maybe you want to send a car to a relative or as a gift, or maybe your kid is heading off to college in California and you want them to have a vehicle. Or you may be heading to the Golden State to escape the cold weather of winter in the northern parts of the western United States. Shipping a vehicle across the country can be costly, but if you weigh that against flying to pick up a car and the time and expense involved in driving it home, it is often worth it. Therefore, California auto transport is often the most economical choice. And transporting a car to California is often less stressful then… Read more »
Double Decker buses are most often associated with London, but when you’re traveling the highways of America delivering cars for J&S Transportation you never know what you’ll find on your travels. While delivering cars to Las Vegas, one of our drivers spotted this double decker bus at an auction yard. These buses are found all over the US and are used mainly as tour buses, taking tourists to points of interest in places like Las Vegas, New York, or Hollywood. This one looks like it’s in need of some TLC, but it’s still a cool vehicle. Photo by Sam Nixon.
Finding Good Car Hauling Companies Made Easy Thanks to the internet it’s easier than ever to find car hauling companies and get a quote to see car shipping costs. But the amount of information and options regarding car transport can seem overwhelming. How can you find a good company you can trust to deliver your car? The Main Kinds of Car Hauling Companies When you start looking for a car delivery service, there are two main kinds of companies you’ll come across; brokers and car transporters. Which one is the best for your particular car shipping needs depends on what you’re looking for in an auto hauler. There are pros and cons to each type, but if you do a little research, you should be able to find which one is the best fit for you. Auto Transport Brokers A broker basically acts like a middleman between you and the carriers. The biggest benefit of using a broker is they offer you a wide selection of transporters to choose from. The downside is some brokers will give your information to a ton of carriers, and you can get inundated with emails from the various businesses vying for your order. Just a guess here, you don’t like getting a lot unsolicited emails. After you submit your information on a broker site, they will offer your transport order to their stable of carriers. What they don’t tell you, is they’re looking for the carrier who will do it for the lowest cost… Read more »
Ship a car to Florida hassle free! Do you need to transport a car to or from Florida and don’t want to drive it there yourself? While people ship cars to and from Florida for the usual reasons (moving, relocating for a job, sending a child to college, etc), the busiest season for auto transport back and forth from the Sunshine State is the twice yearly migration of the snowbirds. Snowbird is a term describing people who head south for the winter to avoid the cold of the northern parts of the US, and then return home after winter has passed. Snowbird car transport season accounts for a majority of the traffic to and from Florida for auto hauling companies. In fact, it’s so busy, if you’re a snowbird you should book your auto transport to Florida at least a month before you want to go. Once September and October hit, most auto transporters are booked full. Florida is not called the sunshine state for nothing. The state features many fun things to do, both indoors and out. From the Disney World theme parks to the Everglades, this state has something for everyone. In fact, you may consider moving to Florida permanently, and if that’s the case, we can handle your car shipping needs. Door-to-Door Car Shipping to Florida J&S Transportation does door-to-door auto transport whenever possible. We only ask that you’re home when our transport truck driver arrives to load or offload your car. Our dispatchers and drivers will… Read more »