Our auto shipping services make it easier for you to sell, buy and ship cars.
They may own their own ships, trucks, and aircraft or they may contract with other global transport companies (like DHL, FedEx, transport companies, etc.) and provide warehouse space for storing cars before they are shipped.
We understand both U.S. export regulations and we handle all the paperwork.
Within the US, the main regulatory bodies that oversee auto shippingers are the Federal Motor Carrier Administration to handle transport within the U.S. and the Federal Maritime Commission for sea cargo.
Auto transporters can specialize in a number of different specialties, for example:
How to select the right auto shipping company
Location: It’s critical to pick strategically located auto shipping company because fewer total miles traveled is the most important factor for keeping costs down. For example, if your company will be only moving your car within the lower 48 states, for example, then go with a provider based in a central state. If your transport company will be primarily exporting your car by sea, then look for a company co-located with a major seaport. Use this directory of auto shippingers in the US to help you narrow down candidates by state.
Customer Service & Process: Consider how your broker will interface with the auto shipping company. Do you need to speak to a live human to arrange your shipments, or can you deal with a web portal or online app? If you’re dealing with high value auto shipments it’s critical to be able get someone on the phone (someone who can help – not a powerless customer service rep) if there is an issue with the car in transit, clearing customs, etc. While many auto shipping companies boast about their customer service, the proof is often in the company’s ratings and it may be worth checking out 2-3 companies to see their reviews before committing.
cost: A critical factor, but one that should be examined only after the last three. Of course, everyone wants to keep their auto shipping costs down as much as possible, but choosing a transport company on the basis of only what you pay, will be a mistake. If you chose a cheap company that skips on service, how many hours of your time will you need to waste chasing down a rep on the phone? So it’s critical to know the value you need to get first, before looking at price to have the best chance at getting your overall auto shipping costs down.