How To Ship Your Hudson
Whether you are looking to ship just the one classic Hudson, or you are a dealership owner looking to whip a whole fleet, the search for an interstate car shipping company will perhaps be the most important decision when considering the safety of the car during the move. Here are some factors to consider when choosing a suitable car shipping company.
Different situations will require different types of services. The first step, therefore, is to decide on your goals before going out to search for a car shipping company. Typically, the biggest decision is often choosing the company that specializes in a certain type of car transport, which will likely be expensive, and one that is cost effective. For those looking to transport classic vintage cars, or high-end vehicles, perhaps the exclusivity of a specialized company might come in handy. On the other hand, those looking to transport a fleet or just an ordinary sedan might look for a company that handles bulk transportation. Those who simply need their vehicle shipped from point A to B will likely be more interested in saving as much as possible. Decide on your auto shipping goals first before beginning the search.
Narrow down the field
Just like any other service providers, car transport companies will be available in bulk. A typical spot search online will reveal thousands of hits, all of whom offer different categories of services. One cannot possibly pick out the best from such a large pool. It helps to narrow down the field in order to have a clearer focus. Start by searching for those companies that are based locally. This will likely reduce the list to under ten companies. This is where the importance of determining goals comes in. those looking to find the cheap long distance shipping will filter out the companies by price. If you are looking for specialized service then you will likely easily find that company that offers exclusive services.
A large section of car shipping customers are always in search for auto transport either to or from overseas locations. When looking for a company to offer international shipping, make sure the company is one that has the capability. Ask them about their experience shipping overseas, and how they handle the different processes involved, like storage, customs paperwork and operation in foreign countries. It might also be helpful to go for companies that offer different international shipping options; rail, freight and air transport.
Different shipping options and different types of vehicles require different kinds of equipment, and by extension, expertise in handling them. When shopping around for a car transport company, make sure it is one that has its own equipment. A lot of what goes on in the industry is driven by brokers, who after receiving one’s business will look to sell it at a profit to the actual shipping company. Make sure the people to whom you entrust your prized possessions are the very same people who will handle the shipment and the process.
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.