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Brokers and Carriers, and Transport… Oh My!

There are so many variables involved in shipping vehicles that it’s easy to get lost in the details. For an individual who is shipping a vehicle for the first time, choosing a carrier is a daunting task. This is particularly harrowing if the companies being considered to have inadequate or conflicting reviews. Add in undisclosed charges or bad customer service and shipping a dream car can suddenly become a nightmare. Most people just want their cars to get from point A to point B without burning a hole the size of a flatbed multi-carrier truck in their pockets. Selecting a company to carry out this process is a task that many would prefer not to deal with.

This is one good reason to enlist the help of an auto transport broker. A transport broker like American Car Transporters will likely work with a group of trusted carriers and will choose the one that best suits your particular situation. It’s important to choose a broker with years of experience and positive reviews. A reliable broker should have knowledgeable staff members that are able to answer any questions you may have about the transport process. Cross-country vehicle shipping can take 1—2 weeks, depending on variables such as inclement weather and truck malfunctions. You should choose a company that is responsive to any inquiries you have prior to and during the transport process.

When working with American Car Transporters to determine the right carrier, there are multiple variables to consider. You must decide if an open-air carrier is preferable to enclosed transport. Luxury cars or vehicles with pricey, after-market modifications may warrant the latter method, budget permitting. Open-air carriers, as the name implies, carry vehicles in an environment so they are exposed to the open air. This delivery will offer consistent treatment for cars that are ordinarily parked outdoors. If you elect enclosed transport, you have a choice between hard and soft-sided enclosed options. Both methods offer efficient protection, with hard-sided enclosures offering the additional perk of shielding luxury and expensive cargo from public visibility.

Vehicles can be shipped door-to-door or from terminal-to-terminal. Door-to-door delivery may not always mean your vehicle will be delivered right to your garage, as there are instances where it is prohibited by local regulations. In situations like these, you can take custody of your vehicle in a nearby, agreed-upon location. With terminal-to-terminal delivery, American Car Transporters will facilitate the delivery of your vehicle to a regional establishment like a tow yard where you can arrange to pick up your vehicle at the date and time of your choosing. Since you are generally required to be present at the time of delivery, terminal-to-terminal delivery may not only be the most inexpensive option, but also the most convenient.

When you provide your requirements to American Car Transporters, a representative will match your objectives with your price point as efficiently as possible. Employing the services of a trusted transport broker is a highly recommended way to make the vehicle delivery process as painless and stress-free as possible.

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