Why Does The Auto Transport Industry Use Brokers?
In the auto transport industry, there are two main types of businesses that you will encounter as a customer: brokers and carriers. A carrier is the company that owns the trucks and handles the loading, delivery, and unloading of the vehicle. Brokers contract with carriers in order to connect them to customers that are seeking the services that they offer.
This arrangement exists mainly to compartmentalize the process so that the companies operating the carriers don’t have to worry about dedicating time and resources to finding customers. (Many auto transporters operate with minimal staff and just a couple carriers.) At the same time, brokers can focus solely on matching a customer’s service and price request with a carrier that offers a specific service at a particular price.
Carriers and customers both benefit from brokerages since they allow transporters to find customers and fill their trucks to minimize shipping costs, which in turn makes their services less expensive for the customer. By contrast, if a customer were to seek out a carrier directly, he or she would be limited to only the services and pricing packages that they offer along particular delivery routes.
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Coastal Car Transport
An auto transport broker based out of Los Angeles County, Coastal Car Transport arranges relocation for a wide variety of vehicles including cars, trucks, utility vehicles, boats, RVs, motorcycles, motor homes and more.
10607 Samoa Ave., Tujunga, CA 91042
ASWD Auto Transport
Operating out of southern California, ASWD is one of the longest running auto transport brokers in the business. They ship cars, motorcycles, boats, RV’s and more coast to coast and specialize in international shipping.
1125 Lindero Canyon Road #A8
Westlake Village, California 91362
1 (888) 506-0565
Ship A Car Direct
An auto transport broker since 2008, Ship A Car Direct gets high marks from both Transport Reviews and the Better Business Bureau for customer satisfaction. Ship A Car Direct only offers door-to-door transport (no terminal auto shipping available).
4443 Moorpark Way
Los Angeles, CA 91602
Amerifreight Car Shipping connects carriers to customers in all 50 states and are known for their customer service, even helping customers resolve disputes with carriers after shipping is complete. Amerifreight has an A+ rating with the Better Business Bureau.
417 Dividend Dr., Peachtree City, GA 30269
Direct Express Auto Transport
Direct Express operates throughout the continental United States and their offices are located in San Anselmo, CA. They are run by Mike Rupers, who originally founded the company in 2003.
321 San Anselmo Ave.
San Anselmo, CA 94960
A long distance and international car shipping broker, Aryan Transport sets up shipping loads for entire fleets of vehicles and for individual owners and collectors. They specialize in arranging nationwide, overseas and cross County auto moving.
906 W. Dermott Dr., Allen, TX 75013
Prostar Auto Transport
Prostar is an auto transport brokerage that opened in 1992 and initially catered to celebrities and athletes. Since that time they have expanded their services and now operate as one of the only full service, female-run car shipping brokers in the industry.
3305 E. Windsor Dr., Gilbert, AZ 85296
Number One Auto Transport
An all purpose auto transport broker based out of New York, Number One Auto Transport handles vehicle shipping nationwide and their customers generally get a quick response after an order is posted and are immediately put in contact with the driver once a carrier accepts the bid.
300 Hempstead Pkwy, West Hempstead, NY 11552
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