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How Shipping Multiple Vehicles Saves You Money

Shipping multiple vehicles at once through an auto shipping company will result in significant cost savings. On the surface, this may seem surprising to many people, as one would think that paying for more than one vehicle to be shipped would seemingly mean doubling the shipping cost for two cars and so forth. In reality, however, auto transport companies will give you discounts in the vast majority of cases if you chose to ship more than one vehicle at once. The reasons for why these discounts and bulk shipping rates are offered are because of the following reasons:

  • It's Less Work for the Carrier

An auto shipper, when having to pick up and deliver vehicles, will often have to drive to different parts throughout the country, meaning that they will have to make more stops, drive greater distances, load and unload vehicles more frequently, and, in general, work harder. If they ship multiple vehicles that have the same pickup location and the same final destination, this considerably lessens the workload of the driver and the company, which translates into cost savings to you.

  • It Costs the Carriers Less Money

If they have to drive to a myriad of locations in order to pick up and deliver vehicles for different customers, this means that the greater driving distance increases their fuel costs, maintenance costs, and the amount that the car carrier has to pay their driver. The carrier will thus be saving a great deal of money, even by offering you a discount, which is why they prefer multiple vehicles being shipped from and to the same addresses.

  • They Can Fill Transport Trucks Faster

The sooner a transport company is able to fill a transport truck, whether it's an enclosed or open trailer, the sooner they can take off for delivery and the sooner they can start the process all over again. Transport carriers don't have an unlimited supply of trucks at their disposal, so by being able to get done as quickly as possible, they can work on getting their transport vehicles filled up for the next shipment quicker as well. In addition, it's also more cost-effective for them to have transport trucks at full capacity rather than only being partially full.

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  • They Want Repeat Business

Many of those who request for multiple vehicles to be shipped or have a need for it are car dealerships, auto auction houses, and car collectors. Carriers want repeat business and a steady stream of business, meaning that they'll offer various incentives in the form of discounts in order to make sure that's the case, even if it causes a dip in their profit margins. Car transport companies and brokers rely on volume sales and will want to provide various incentives to make sure that customers remain loyal.

  • A Car Transport Broker Will Be Charged Less

When a car transport broker is tasked with having to find a shipping company for your order, they take a commission. But when you chose to ship multiple vehicles, they will be able to find one shipping company, especially if it's with the same addresses. The shipping company will charge them less per vehicle, meaning that the deposit fee will be lower. They are thus able to charge you a lower fee.

Understandings the reasons why you are charged less for shipping multiple vehicles is important, but, to make sure that you have a good understanding of how you'll benefit, these are the reasons why it makes economical sense:

  • Cost Savings

The more vehicles that you ship, the more that you'll save on the price per vehicle and on the broker fees. For example, if it costs around 7 to 8 percent less to ship a second vehicle at once, you can expect that percentage to be even higher on the third vehicle and so on.

  • Time Savings

It takes a great deal of time for a driver to load and unload vehicles. By shipping multiple vehicles at once, he will not have to complete this process as often, which can save days on the shipping time. It can take a few hours a day to load and unload vehicles from the truck. Additionally, since there will be less stops that have to be made, the shipping time will also be less in many instances.

  • Less Likelihood of Damage

The more time that your car is spent on the road, even in a trailer, the higher the likelihood that it suffers some damage. Also, since the driver will have to load and unload the vehicles less, there is less of a chance that your car will be damaged during this process. Shipping multiple vehicles at once decrease the chances of wear and tear and handling damage.

  • Less Complications

If you choose to ship multiple vehicles at once, rather than shipping each one individually at separate times, you'll deal with less of the complications that go along with route and schedule planning. You'll also have the benefit of having to deal with less hassle and paperwork, especially if there's an unexpected occurrence or scheduling change with one or more of your vehicles, including with insurance.

A-1 Auto Transport frequently handles shipments for multiple vehicles and can provide discount rates. Contact us today!

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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.

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Mylene Rutllant
It’s my number one pick in auto shipping to this day.

Due to the nature of my work, I must relocate every couple of years to where my company needs me. Because of this, I’ve tested several moving and auto transport companies over the years.

And my choice in terms of auto transport has to be A1 Auto Transport. It’s in the name, but also in the quality with which they do their jobs. I’ve never had a problem with this company.

The only time my shipment was delayed was during winter when a snowstorm closed down all the major roads. And they still found an alternative and got my car delivered before roads got unstuck.

When I moved to West Virginia, they picked up my car the very day I called them. I like to think they take special care of me considering all the business I’ve sent them. I’ll continue to support A1 Auto Transport. It’s my number one pick in auto shipping to this day.

Luis Rodriguez
You have my full support and recommendation!

I considered selling my car when I moved to Washington. It was old and rusty, but I grew attached to it. So, I called a couple companies to transport it to my new home, but they both fell through.

The first one couldn’t decide on a schedule. He would constantly change the pickup date till I got frustrated and canceled. The second was insufferable, very rude on the phone, even worse in person.

They started picking a part my car asking me why I still have it. If that’s their opinion of my vehicle, how can I trust they’ll take care of it? If something happened midway, why wouldn’t they just blame it on the car instead of paying up?

So, I cancelled this company as well and turned to A1 Auto Transport. From the get go, they were very different from my past options. Their website was very professional and up to date, full of useful information. I requested a quote using their online form, and I got an email response within an hour. Surprisingly fast!

If I didn’t know any better, I would’ve thought they were lacking customers, but the email spoke for itself. In just one email, everything I needed to know was there, including a contact number I could use to get more information or confirm the transport.

I called and got things rolling. I was very pleased with the driver. He followed standard procedure and represented his company well. Can’t remember his name, but props to him!

The car arrived in Washington 6 days later in excellent condition. From what I understand, the transport was delayed a bit by a storm, but since the time window was 4-6 days from the beginning, I don’t really care. You have my full support and recommendation!

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Cristine Benoit
I can safely say this is a legit company that will get the job done.

There are a lot of options for auto transport these days, which surprisingly makes it harder to find a good company. I received more than 10 offers to ship my car, but I couldn’t decide on any of them.

After doing some research, I got even more worried reading about all the scams and accidents that can happen. But, I have work to do and couldn’t afford to drive my newly purchased Mini Cooper all the way to Virginia.

Fortunately, I made the right choice with A1 Auto Transport. They are very good at their jobs. I spent more than an hour drilling Joe with various questions, and he never once lost his patience. He saw I was interested, so he bore with me until I was satisfied. The driver was also very courteous and my car was intact on arrival. I couldn’t have asked for more.

By the way, the price we first agreed on stayed the same. There were no delays or unexpected “surprises.” I can safely say this is a legit company that will get the job done.

David Osallo
We give A1 Auto Transport a big 10 out of 10!

We give A1 Auto Transport a big 10 out of 10! We chose them to move our car from California to Vermont, since we needed professionals.

We were abroad during the transport, so the transport was a bit tricky. The driver had to pick it up from storage on short notice and get it to its destination within at most 10 days. I was happy to note it arrived sooner. We got it 3 days early, right when we got home to pick it up. It made getting around way easier. Awesome service!

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Trans Global Auto Logistics, Inc.
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Arlington, TX 76011
NO. 018191NF
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15501 Texaco Avenue
Paramount, CA 90723
NO. 013055NF
ABC Worldwide LLC
2840 NW 2nd Ave #105
Boca Raton, FL 33431
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435 Division Street
Elizabeth, NJ 07201
FMC 22206
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45 Campus drive
Edison, NJ 08837
NO. 17858N
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1160 South Rogers Circle Suite 1
Boca Raton, FL 33487
NO. 025646
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