Posted on 01/09/23

Finding Affordable Auto Shipping Options

Finding Affordable Auto Shipping Options

Everybody wants to get a great deal these days. We all want a deal, no matter what product or service we need. However, there are instances when the lowest price may end up costing more. This is especially true for auto shipping.

Shop around:

One way to find bargain auto shipping is to shop around and compare rates from different companies. Some companies may offer lower rates than others, so it is important to get quotes from multiple companies to find the best deal.

Consider shipping off-peak:

Another way to save on auto shipping is to consider shipping during off-peak times. Rates are typically higher during peak times, such as the summer months and around holidays, so shipping during slower times may result in lower rates.

Ship multiple vehicles:

If you have multiple vehicles that need to be shipped, you may be able to save on shipping costs by bundling them together. Many companies offer discounts for shipping multiple vehicles at once.

Negotiate:

Don't be afraid to negotiate with auto shipping companies to try and get a better deal. You may be able to negotiate a lower rate by offering to pay in advance or by signing a longer-term contract.

Use a broker:

Working with a shipping broker can be another way to find bargain auto shipping. Brokers can help to negotiate rates with multiple carriers and find the best deal for your specific needs.

Although a shipping quote that is low-cost may seem appealing, it might not be a good deal long-term.

A common misconception regarding auto shipping is the belief that all quotes are set prices for each company. Every quote you get is from an auto shipping broker, who will use the estimate to contract an independent hauler.

Each hauler will accept the job at whatever price they consider acceptable. Based on the job available, their routes can vary from week-to-week. Drivers are usually on the road and are not able to give customers quotes. The haulers look through the listings of brokers for available jobs and only accept the highest paying jobs. (And, really, would you not prefer the highest paying jobs if you were driving?

Potential auto shippers who make too low an offer to potential haulers will be rejected by well-rated drivers. It doesn't matter how long it takes, your offer will not be accepted by a driver.

Your final auto-shipping contract will require hauler acceptance, even if you have provided your credit card information. Even if a broker makes a low offer for you, the final price of your auto shipping contract is contingent on hauler acceptance.

Keep in mind, however, that even if the price is low, you will often get what you pay for. The lowest auto shipping rates are often only available to those drivers who have poor track records and/or who don't pay insurance premiums.

Saving $50-100 is worth taking the chance of your transport being hauled by a scammer?

Move Car ensures that all transports are booked with insured and well-rated haulers.

Although our auto shipping prices are not always the most affordable, they are reasonable for bookings that are made quickly. Our experience shows that starting at a fair price for safe and quick transport is the best deal.