How do you choose an auto transport company?
Your vehicle is a valuable investment. Often maybe, your best friend as well. It takes you everywhere you need to go, and to be honest, it listens to you anytime you need. Your car knows a lot about you. Likewise, you know a lot about your car. You know the type of gas and oil it takes to run, and you provide it. You also know that when the time comes to move across the country, you will take your car with you. That’s why you need to choose a reliable auto transport company such as Corsia Logistics to ship your car.
Yet, we make it easy, by teaching you how shipping a car works, and making sure you understand the auto transport process in full. When you call and book with Corsia Logistics you get to work with one agent from pick-up to delivery. You become friends with your agent. Anytime you call, or email, you can get in touch with your agent, who will update you on the status of your order and answer all questions. This is how our personalized customer service works.You don’t need to worry that when you call you will be transferred over and over to a different agent.
At Corsia Logistics we want to earn your business and we make it easy to understand the process. Just browse our website and review our multiple guides, or simply call! Our agent will explain the auto transport process step by step, and explain how it works, from pick up to delivery. Whether you are shipping your vehicle across the state or across the country, we will explain and arrange the transportation easily. Our main priority is to ship your car in a timely manner and at an affordable price.
The auto transport industry
A car transport company is an entity that will transport your automobile from point A to point B. If you are shipping a vehicle out of state, you have to make sure the company has the authority to transport across state lines. Most auto transport companies are either carriers or brokers, and in some cases both. A carrier is the actual trucking entity– the company with a truck that serves your route. Most auto transport carriers are small companies independently owned serving only certain routes.
One or two single companies can not service the whole country, and moreover this would mean a serious and harmful monopoly. By having more, smaller independently owned car carrier and broker companies, the industry can work to provide competitive prices and fair market conditions. Brokers and carriers work together in order to provide the most affordable and fast auto transport service.
What do you check when choosing a company?
Check whether the auto transport companies you are considering are registered with FMCSA and USDOT. Check their MC and USDOT numbers. You can verify that on FMCSA Safer System – a government website where one can find information on every registered auto transport company.
How to choose an auto transport company?
Some prefer to separate brokers from carriers and try to highlight their own advantages, but the truth of that matter is that the auto transport industry can not exist without either party. Carrier and brokers need each other to work together in an efficient healthy ecosystem.
A good broker, on one side, works to deliver reliable and affordable services to their customers, and on the other side has to provide a fair rate to the carrier. A good carrier works hard to accommodate its customers and brokers following strict rules and regulations. Both parties pay their dues to be registered and legal, and work hard to provide great service. Without brokers and independent owner operator carriers the industry would be ruled by a few corporation who will dictate the market, and nobody wants that in any industry.
Car shipping cost and fair market prices
The cost to transport a vehicle depends on a few major factors. Customers often call with unrealistic expectation about the price. An honest business deals with honest prices, and such a price is the current market price. Not less and not more than that.
If you have never shipped a car before it will be good to request several quotes and compare the rates. Most rates should be in the same ballpark. If you receive a really low price this should be a red flag for you. Some car shipping companies low ball the price, and then, after they fail to pick up the automobile, because most carriers will not agree to such a low price, they start asking for more money. This is how you waste your time waiting because someone quoted you an unrealistic price.
Our rates are realistic current market prices – affordable to the customer and acceptable by the carrier. Hitting the golden mean, where the price is fair to both the customer and the carrier, is what Corsia Logistics does. We provide realistic rates that will ship a vehicle in a timely manner and ensure a reliable auto transport service.
Questions to ask
The first question most people ask is “How much does it cost to ship a car,” immediately followed by “How long does it take to ship my car.” These are common questions. The shipping time depends on the distance, but not only. The total delivery time frame consists of pick-up window and delivery time. Another commonly asked question is “Can I load my car with personal items?” The answer to this question is yes you can have a box or a suitcase in the trunk of your vehicle. You can not load it with items, that would be against the law.
Shipping a car for the first time could be a nerve wracking experience for some people, and that’s why we stand by to answer all of your questions. Moreover, our website is rich in informational guides to help you every step of the way. Please visit our “How it Works” section and our frequently asked questions section for more answers to all questions. For even more tips and interesting articles visit Corsia Blog. We are here to help you ship your car with peace of mind! Thank you.