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car carrier drivers have a dynamic role in the auto shipping process, allow us to help you communicate with your driver as best as possible.
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It doesn’t take much searching to realize that the auto transport industry has a bad reputation. And for good reason. Most auto transport companies do not explain the process. Therefore the consumer has no idea what to expect. When things do not go exactly according to plan, consumers get frustrated, because after all they need their car! Here is a step by step guide on how to ship a car.
SHIPPING A CAR
Auto shipping and transport companies are brokers. This means they do not own the car carrier your car will be shipped on. Most brokers have websites that make it seem as though they own the trucks, meaning people place a lot of trust in the brokers estimates of timing and pricing. You will find it nearly impossible to find a trucking transport company directly that is doing your exact requested route on your exact requested dates. You may also not be able to verify their insurance. For these reasons, brokers are available to help you find the right carrier on your requested pick up date for a fair market price. More than 95% of the companies you call or find online are brokers. There really is no way around using a broker unless you know people in the industry and even then, you are subject to their schedule and their pricing. Here is a tip: ALWAYS get your auto transport broker’s cell phone number. You never know when you may need their help
Car Carriers have a dynamic and trying job. Unlike other trucking companies that haul freight to distribution centers, these drivers are delivering door to door for up to 8 clients per trip and have to coordinate schedules with all of them individually. They are constantly yelled at, argued with and even stood up in some situations. They are also handling an 18 wheeler truck trailer on the open road and their caution keeps the roads safe. This means they may not look at their phones until their next fueling which can take hours. Even if the driver himself thinks he will be at your destination in 2 hours, he or she can run into many different issues like traffic, tire blow outs, accidents and break downs that will cause them to be late. It is good measure to not plan your pick up or delivery to an exact time rather put yourself in a situation where you have 3-4 hours of flexibility. For example: My car is being picked up on Monday. I am having the driver meet me at my job where I will be all day anyway. If he is held up or even does not make in on Monday, I can leave the keys with my co worker when I leave for the airport on Tuesday. This means I am not sitting around waiting for the driver all day, upset about any lateness. Tips on dealing with car carriers: Do not get upset with them, simply wait for their call or text them a new address if you have to go somewhere else during your pick up or delivery window. This means have the drivers cell phone number which should be supplied by your broker. If you ever have anything go terribly wrong, or you become concerned please contact the FMCSA
AUTO SHIPPING QUOTE
Many people want to know how much it will cost to ship a car. We, like many others, have a free and instant online estimate calculator. Please click here to get your free quote. (backlink to our quote page) In the auto transport industry pricing changes weekly. Our quotes, unlike our competitors quotes have patent pending pricing module that allows for the most accurate pricing in the industry. Our quotes are typically within $20 of the ending price. This, along with our award winning customer service, is why we are rated #1 by auto transport awards
Some transport companies have very bad reputations. Unlike Andrew Auto Transport who have stellar online reviews Because there is so much of the process that is out of the brokers hands, brokers can get a pretty bad reputation online. We do everything we can to manage the process as best as possible. We do not sell your information to any other brokers or carriers and we provide a one on one personal service all the way up to the point of pick up and beyond if necessary. We have a full money back guarantee and we even discount when possible. Click here for a free quote.
ANDREW AUTO TRANSPORT SHIPS CARS NATIONWIDE. THIS MEANS ANYWHERE AND EVERYWHERE TRUCKS CAN GO! BELOW IS A PREFERRED SHIPPING LIST TO CITIES AND STATES WE MOST FREQUENTLY PICK UP AND DELIVER
Shipping Outside the Continental United States
Please see the information regarding shipment to Puerto Rico, Guam, Hawaii and others!
Pasha Hawaii – Specializing in shipments to/from the San Diego, Los Angeles or San Francisco Bay Area to/from Oahu, Big Island or Kauai
Auto Transport To/From Guam
Car Shipping To/From Puerto Rico
Crowley – Specializing in shipments to/from PR and Jacksonville, FL
Vehicle Transport Transport To/From Europe
Sclrotterdam – Specializing in vehicle exportation to/from Europe
Daniel L.11/10/2013 06:44pm / Yellow Pages
I had a good experience with this company. My wife and I needed to ship our cars from Rhode island to Tampa fl. and we were working with a tight budget. a few other company's mentioned, we should expect a long wait time for pickup at the price andrew offered us. we ended up going with Andrew. they had the cars picked up in five days which was fine and got it done right on budget .our cars made it to fl just fine... and it all worked out well.
Rinku S.11/14/2013 04:09pm / Yellow Pages
I am 110% satisfied with the service I received from Andrew transport...and will be recommending Andrew transport to my family members, friends and colleagues. Thank You.
Tony A.11/14/2013 09:44am / Yellow Pages
These guys are legit! I've been waiting for another company I was working with to pickup my truck going on 6 days. Yesterday Richard Alvarez calls me out of the blue informs me he can have it picked up the next day which is today. I said Okay, sure enough 8:00am the truck pulls up my truck was loaded and now I know I can make my flight on sat which was my concern.
Terrywiggens W.11/13/2013 02:51pm / Yellow Pages
Just had my car delivered and everything is perfect. the truck driver was awesome. I strongly recommend this company the price was right and I couldn't be any happier.