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Car shipping, no middleman?

Car shipping, no middleman?

The world of auto transport is probably non-existent for many people. Yet, moving is a vivid reality for more than 35 million Americans each year.

When you start researching car shipping though, you swiftly realize that it is a separate industry with its own rules and regulations. Ultimately, you find yourself with some very specific questions. One major aspect is the difference between auto transport brokers and carriers. You may rightfully wonder if it is not simply better to cut the middleman and approach a carrier.  After all, sometimes that works for other services, right? While that logic sounds tempting, it does not mean it works with auto transport.

When you start digging deeper, you will find plenty of reasons why the broker entity is a must-have in the auto transport industry.

Why not working directly with carriers?

The key to understanding the role of both brokers and carriers is to look at how the industry operates.

Some people assume it is easy to find a carrier (a company with trucks), and cut a low price deal. However, this is not how it works.

For example, suppose that you want to ship a car from Texas to New York. You start by searching for a car carrier that travels this route. Sounds easy enough, but here is where you meet your first challenge.

  1. Statistically speaking, about 80 percent of all US auto carriers are single owner-operators.
  2. On top of that, most of them have a limited number of routes they serve.
  3. Last but not least, only a small number of them have an online presence.

When you put all those things together you realize that finding a carrier is not easy. Of course, if you are determined enough, you can probably find some companies.

But what about the competition? You would have to find at least a few carriers to compare their prices and reputation. This means a lot of time spent handling just that part of the car shipping process.

However, even if you do manage it, does that mean you have found a good service? Information about the carriers’ performance is not accessible to just anyone.

Brokers are a licensed entity and they have access to all the information on most dispatch boards. This includes the reputation and rankings of carriers from other companies and brokers. Yet, this is not the only benefit that brokers bring to the table.

What does a car shipping broker do?

  1. Without car carriers, the entire auto transport industry would not exist. That being said, car shipping brokers are just as vital.
  2. They help both sides – carriers and customers. Their services save everyone’s time, which in turn cuts the cost of shipping a car.
  3. Auto transport brokers connect and manage the whole shipping process – from pick-up to delivery.
  4. It is their job to track the market conditions, and offer a realistic and current market price.
  5. Their access to thousands of carriers means they can organize transport on any route, at any time, for any vehicle.
  6. This is just as important for carriers as it is for customers. It means carriers can quickly find loads and customers can ship on time.
  7. Brokers can also find the carriers with the best safety ratings, which means peace of mind for the customer.

Brokers as an entity help keep the industry competitive and affordable. This only means better services for the clients and fast and secure loads for carriers.

More of what a broker can do for you

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Track the location of your car at all times

You can call them to ask about the status of your shipment, and whether your car will arrive within the estimated window of time.

Provide free car shipping quote

Reputable brokers offer free no-obligation quotes. They can explain why to ship a car now you must pay a current market price.

And they can guide you on what to do when you are on a budget.

Explain how auto transport work

The broker will tell you how transporting a car works. That includes preparing your car for transport, as well as estimated pick-up and drop-off dates.

With that said, you should know that a broker can also operate as a carrier. This, however, does not mean such a merge of operational responsibilities makes the company better than the rest.

It simply means a broker/carrier company understands both sides better and this can only mean a more thoughtful team.

Shipping a car with Corsia Logistics


Most people want a quick and cheap car shipping service. And we always tell customers that you get what you pay for.

All established high-safety carriers in the US would not accept a car below the current market price. That applies to both open and enclosed trucks.

As one of the most trusted car shipping companies in the US, we work with all carriers to find you a spot and give you the best price possible.

Since Corsia Logistics has experience on both sides of the industry, we understand the specific challenges even better. That helps us improve our services on all fronts.

So, if you need help to ship a car please request a quick car shipping quote online or call our team now. Thank you.

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Looking for a logistics company, to ship my car, from California to Illinois,my first search, then Corsia showed up, skeptical. Call and a very friendly secretary: Elena. She guided me through, I scheduled and as she explained, all when smooth as scheduled Very happy I did the right choice. I'll recommend this great Company to anyone that is thinking to relocate a vehicle. Thanks Corsia logistics for your honesty and professionalism!
Elizabeth Woodward
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Corsia was highly recommended by a friend in the automobile industry. We needed to transport a cargo van from Seattle to Florida. We contacted Corsia who quickly arranged transport within just a few days. Communication was outstanding! Just a few email confirmations and we were all set. Mike was great and arrived right on time and delivered to Florida on schedule. Tip-avoid the hornets nest of auto brokers on line and just contact Corsia for a truly great experience!
Carrol Tiffany
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Corsia has been amazing. Their prices are really competitive but more importantly their customer service has been 5-Star. Elena followed up with me every step of the way, making sure there was no miscommunication between me & the driver. We are using them to ship a 2nd vehicle & would not hesitate to use them again!
Tony Boyd
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I have recently used Corsia for long time family car with sentimental value that was moved I have recently used Corsia for shipment of my vehicle from Oregon to Arizona by recommendation from other family member who also used Corsia in the past. I am very pleased on the service and the communication throughout shipment. Ken was my direct contact and kept me informed along the move The car was picked up and delivered as communicated. I did use a enclosed mover and the driver was also clean cut professional and treated car as his own. I would definitely recommend Corsia again with the experience I have had. Thank you. T
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Top notch Transport - Porsche 997 Top notch! As easy and efficient as one could possibly imagine. Great customer service.. thank you Luke. Great prices. Check. Timely communications. Check. Clean transport trailer. Check. Supremely careful driver. Check. Timely arrival. Check. Don't mess around elsewhere, just call Corsica and feel confident your transports needs are going to be exceeded. My Porsche 911 rode like a Queen in her enclosed chariot. I've never needed a transport company before, and I surely will use them every time. Do yourself a favor, seriously. Call now.
Geet Mp Haryana
Reliable, efficient
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Corsia rep (Elena) was very proactive. Helped ship a car from CA to GA. She checked in with me via email quote and several phone calls to find me the best possible quote for the fastest available service. After several communications, Corsia was able to schedule a vehicle pickup the next day. The driver communicated well, and the vehicle arrived in final destination faster than we expected in perfect condition. I highly recommend using Corsia's reliable, efficient service.
Cay Liptak
Clean, efficient, wonderful
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Thanks, Corsia! Pickup was so clean, efficient, and wonderful -- my only recommendation is to make sure you schedule it during the day so you can fully review the car in the daylight. Drop off was equally wonderful, and the whole trip went down without a hitch (pun intended!). Seriously, Corsia delivered my Jeep from CT to California with no issues or bumps in the road!
Csaba Kovesdy
Truly positive experience
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Corsia Memphis to LA, mid-size SUV. I looked at 4 different companies amd Corsia was the most responsive of them. While being responsive, they were not unduly aggressive: when I indicated that I need to wait a month before making a decision they stopped contacting me and only came back with a reminder when I really needed it. Once I decided to engage Corsia they found me a transport within two days and the car was delivered (from Memphis to LA) in another two days. I had a truly positive experience.
Kelly Torres
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Working with Corsia Logistics was a great experience. Working with Corsia Logistics was wonderful. They were able to find a driver right away to transport our car. They were in constant communication as to when the car was getting picked up and dropped off. The driver also communicated with me as to when he would arrive. I would highly recommend Corsia Logistics.
Amy Nelson
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Corsia was an excellent company to work with while I transferred my car across the US. A friend of mine suggested I use them as they had been very organized and trustworthy with her own car. I researched a few different place but decided to go with Corsia and I'm so glad I did! Any questions I had throughout the process they answered quickly and clearly. I would definitely use them again in the future and recommend them for others to use.