What is the Car Shipping for Fleet Managers?
Any business that has a large fleet of vehicles that they use regularly will have to eventually upgrade their fleet at some point. It can be an expensive business expense, but it's a necessity, especially if the company wants to stay relevant and competitive. Some companies will also want to significantly expand their fleet or purchase an entirely new fleet. Whatever the reasons are, you will have to make sure that you are able to make arrangements with an auto transport company that will minimize your expenses while also providing you with outstanding service. In a business, these cost savings matter significantly.
Here's some advice:
Search for Multiple Companies Online
When you choose to add to your fleet of vehicles, you don't just rush into a purchase. You should spend a similar amount of research into the auto transport company that you choose. Go on the internet and do a search for auto transport companies. Get a list of at least 5. Go on the Better Business Bureau's website at www.bbb.org to check out consumer reviews of each of them.
Remember, the cheapest price is not always the best option. Contact each company directly and let them know of your exact needs, including the number of vehicles that you need to be shipped, your required time frame, and your budget constraints and demands. You will need to let them know the type of vehicles that you need to be transported as well since a large vehicle like a van can cost much more than a regular family sedan.
Get a price quote from each company and see which one seems to meet your needs the best.
Stick With One Company Only
You should always try to stick with one auto transport company if you can. The reasons include:
- Multi-vehicle Discounts;
- Repeat Customer Discounts;
- Loyalty Programs.
Many companies will offer you a discount if you ship more than one vehicle at a time with them. The discount for each additional vehicle may not be too large, but if you need many vehicles transported, these savings will add up.
In addition, many companies also offer repeat customer discounts and/or loyalty programs. So if for example, you only need to add one vehicle to your fleet, you may not save any money this time, but the next time you do business with that company, you will receive a discount.
Be sure to ask the company about their reward programs and bulk discounts that they can offer you. You need to have a guarantee of such a discount ahead of time so make sure to get it in writing from them. Most auto transport companies would be happy to have a regular customer, as client accounts are something that they cherish since it gives them semi-consistent revenue.
A-1 Auto Transport frequently works with fleet managers of all sizes and will work to offer you a competitive rate on your fleet transport needs. Contact us today and speak to one of our customer service representatives for assistance!
Written By:Joe Webster
Joe Webster began his journey in the auto transport field by attending the University of Southern California (USC), where he graduated with a Bachelor of Business Marketing.
After college, he started his career in the auto transport industry from the bottom up and has done virtually every job there is to do at A-1 Auto Transport, including but not limited to: Truck Driver, Dispatch, Sales, PR, Bookkeeping, Transport Planner, Transport Manager, International Transport Manager, Brokering, Customer Service, and Marketing. Working with his mentor Tony Taylor, Joe Webster has learned the ins and outs of this industry which is largely misunderstood.
With over 30 years experience in the industry, we've been helping people ship their vehicles, motorcycles, RV's, heavy equipment, household goods and more across the country or overseas without a hitch. Ask us anything.