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Auto Transport: Road vs Air

Published by Joe Webster.

What's in this article?
  1. Wide road coverage network
  2. Limitless air directions
  3. Competitiveness
  4. Where air transport thrives
Where Air Transport Thrives

Road transport has a global usage. Customs processing allows for uninterrupted movement across countries and continents. Supply chains that thrive on speed prefer air freight to any other mode such as road freight. The automotive industry, for instance, relies heavily on this mode of transport for replenishment of inventory in auto production. With the above understanding, you can now begin to comprehend what you are getting into when choosing one mode over the other. Transportation by road is cost-effective with fast delivery. Besides, you can trace both the truck and your consignment. It also serves you flexibly through a door-to-door reach.

What goes into choosing between road versus air shipment? You must bear in mind the budgetary constraints, the reliability of the mode, the safety of the cargo and speed of delivery.

Wide road coverage network

Roads have an extensive coverage anywhere in the world. At the same time, they have the least physical constraints as compared to other modes. Transportation by road is highly flexible since auto transporters go anywhere if there is a road network. However, with skyrocketing maintenance costs, you should expect transporters to offload some of their expenses to consignment pricing.

Limitless Air Directions

Limitless air directions

Air transportation has no limit. There are routes are all over Europe, Africa, Asia, Australia you name it. However, the process of shipping by air faces constraints both on land and in the air. For example, to operate a cargo plane, you need a runway spanning over 3,000 meters. Other mitigating factors include air currents, fog, and climate.

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When making your choice, cost remains your crucial consideration. Both road and air shipment methods have their pricing structures as well as performance variations. However, the real difference in making an option are in the quantity you want to ship, consignment value and the distance you intend to cover. When you consider distance to be covered and how you package goods, shipping cars by road is the most competitive option.

Where air transport thrives

Using air freight to ship cars also comes with some added benefits. Air transport for automobiles serves you well if:

  • The car is the rare or expensive type
  • You want the vehicle delivered fast
  • You are shipping the car overseas

You do not want that costly car to get a scratch or dent. Besides, delivery by air is only a matter of hours. You can have a car in your yard on the same day the shipper dispatches it. A truck could take days or even weeks to get your cars to their destination.

For overseas move, air freight is your best bet while local moves can be addressed by road freight. Roads have wide coverage while there is no limit to international flight routes. At the same time, road transportation remains the most competitive of the two options. Air transport, on the other hand, is ideal for expensive cars and when you want them delivered urgently. Whatever your needs are, discuss them with your prospective shipping firms.

Auto Transport Road Vs Air
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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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Boca Raton, FL 33431
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