Door To Door Shipping For Multiple Vehicles
This page will cover information about door-to-door transport for more than one vehicle. We’ll start by going over the differences between the types of carriers and why one may be better than the other, depending on your preference and what you’re shipping. In addition, we’ll explain the process of getting an estimate and the best approach to doing so.
Enclosed & Open Air Carriers
Most door-to-door vehicle shipping is done using an enclosed carrier. This is the case because an enclosed carrier is smaller than an open air carrier and, as a result, is easier to maneuver on city streets. As you might expect, this is often needed when delivering a car or truck to a specific address.
While it’s ideal to ship multiple cars in an enclosed carrier when opting for door to door, it’s not always an option. Most enclosed carriers can haul one or two vehicles at a time, depending on the size and type. If you’re shipping more than two vehicles, you may have to use the larger open air carriers. For cases in which the car carrier cannot get to the specified address, the nearest available space (often a parking lot) can be used for drop-off.
Price Quotes For Multiple Vehicles
Getting an estimate is no more difficult than contacting shipping companies, telling them what service you need, and getting a quote. The process is much easier if you’re armed with all the necessary information: the starting and ending locations, when you need the cars, trucks, or motorcycles delivered, your name and contact information, and of course, what type of vehicles and how many will need to be moved.
With the above information in hand, you should be able to quickly get estimates from several competing options and decide for yourself which best fits your budget and expectations. Every shipper in the industry should have both a phone number and email contact with which you’ll be able to have your questions answered and get a price quote.
Other Concerns When Shipping Multiple Vehicles
Shipping multiple vehicles brings a lot of variables into the equation that can affect everything from cost to delivery time. Some companies may only be able to move one or two cars in true door-to-door fashion because of the limitations of their carriers. Some larger operations may have trucks that can move up to four cars at once.
Naturally, this can get tricky if you’re moving larger vehicles likes trucks or buses. Any time you’re seeking a specialty service in the auto transport industry, it’s advisable to seek out a shipper that either specializes in that service or has clear and obvious experience. Door-to-door shipping and moving multiple vehicles at once both fall under that banner, meaning it’s really important to have a very clear and honest assessment of what a potential shipper can offer.
If you plan to ship multiple vehicles using door-to-door service, contact us today to see how we can help save you money! We are among the most affordable options in the industry and we always offer FREE cost estimates on every shipment inquiry!
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.