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Auto Transport Logistics: Dynamics of Car Shipping

Published by Joe Webster.

Auto Transport Logistics: Dynamics of Car Shipping

The term “logistics” refers to managing how inventory or cargo is moved and stored and includes everything from planning to strategy to execution. It’s a very broad term that touches on virtually every aspect of commerce and is necessary to keeping an organized flow of goods throughout the world. This flow of goods, in turn, is what the machinery that keeps the economy going, both locally, countrywide, and across the world. In its simplest terms, logistics is the management of this important process.

In many industries, logistics refers to a supply chain, which is simply an organized network that facilitates delivery of goods. An example would be a chain retailer that needs a steady flow of merchandise to keep their shelves full and customers happy. Naturally, product needs to be replaced as it’s bought and this is the primary role of logistics in the retail space.

In terms of auto transport, logistics operates in a similar way, but with more variance on the delivery end since they are not consistently shipping to the same locations as a wholesaler or supplier might in a retail context. However, the same elements are in play: an auto transporter handles everything from planning to pick up to storage (if necessary) to delivery.

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How Cars Get Shipped Around The World

Now that we’ve gone over what logistics means and how it applies to the car shipping industry, let’s take a look at some of the details that make it all possible.

Before the driver picks up a vehicle, there is a lot of planning and coordination that must go into organizing a shipment. In some cases, this may be easier than others. For example if a truckload of cars is being delivered to a dealership, that’s easier to arrange than having to deliver to multiple different stops or cities that may not be on the same route, which is often the case.

When it comes to delivering vehicles for multiple customers in different areas, planning and timing have to be arranged and kept on schedule in order to meet the timeframe for delivery. This is a very important and difficult part of the job since it affects everything from efficiency to fuel usage and driver time. In many ways, auto transport logistics boils down to managing time and making efficient use of resources.

One way that carriers and shippers are able to maximize efficiency is through the use of shipping and delivery terminals. Many cars are not delivered to a specific address (though it is an available service), but are instead delivered to a centrally located terminal where customers can pick up their vehicle. There are a series of terminals located across the U.S., some owned by companies, others that are independent.

The terminal system in auto transport operates in much the same way that shipping ports coordinate trade, commerce, and cargo shipment. In fact, many shipping ports in the U.S. are used for international car shipping, just as they play a prominent role in the movement of other goods.

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Joe Webster always knew the auto transport industry would be a great career option. And with decades of experience, Joe is now an established consultant for A1 Auto Transport.

Joe was born in Santa Cruz, California. During high school, Joe worked as a mechanic; a job continued to work part-time during his bachelor's degree.

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A-1 Auto Transport is a disclosed agent for the following shipping companies:

CSI Logistics
435 Division Street
Elizabeth, NJ 07201
FMC 22206
Intl Cargo
45 Campus Drive
Edison, NJ 08837
NO. 17858N
Trans Global Auto Logistics, Inc.
3401 E Randol Mill Rd,
Arlington, TX 76011
NO. 018191NF
CFR Rinkens
15501 Texaco Avenue
Paramount, CA 90723
NO. 013055NF
ABC Worldwide LLC
2840 NW 2nd Ave #105
Boca Raton, FL 33431
NO. 025472F
ShipYourCarNow LLC
1160 South Rogers Circle Suite 1
Boca Raton, FL 33487
NO. 025646
Merco Air & Ocean Cargo, Inc.
6 Fir Way
Cooper City, FL 33026
NO. 021869F
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