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Independent Car Transporters For Hire

What's in this article?
  1. How To Find Independent Car Transporters For Hire
  2. So, How Do You Go About Finding An Independent Car Shipper?
  3. Precautions To Take When Hiring Car Shippers
  4. Related Information & Faq
Independent Car Transporters For Hire

How To Find Independent Car Transporters For Hire

Hiring an independent car shipper is a fairly easy process once you understand everything that’s involved. For the purposes of this page, when we use the term “independent” we’re referring to those auto transport companies that are not part of a larger chain or network.

To clarify this point a little further, an example of a network would be a company such as uShip. They are effectively a broker that partners with independent car shippers and hire them to transport the loads they receive from customers. Essentially, when you’re looking for an independent car transporter to hire, you’re looking directly for the carrier and not the larger umbrella company that they operate under.

So, how do you go about finding an independent car shipper?

The answer is that you look in the same places you would for any other type of business service you’re considering. The internet and the phone book are your two best options, though it’s important to keep in mind that an independent transporter may not have as much of a web presence (or advertising budget) as some of the larger names in the industry.

Independent shippers often own and operate the trucks used in the auto transport sector. They work with other businesses to fill up their cargo trucks with automobiles. This is how things work since independent vehicle shippers (once again business owners and operators) often lack the resources to market their services and reach out to potential clients directly.

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This arrangement allows independent shippers to partner with larger operations to benefit both parties. For a more in-depth look at the difference between a broker and a carrier, you can find more information in this article. An important distinction to remember is that some companies operate as both a carrier and a broker, which blurs the lines a little bit.

Once you’ve found a few independent auto carriers that you’re interested in hiring to move your car, it’s a simple matter of sending off an email or making a quick phone call to see what kind of prices and services they offer.

Precautions To Take When Hiring Car Shippers

Once you’ve gathered a few cost estimates from the companies you’re interested in working with, it can be helpful to do some basic research to make sure they are in good standing.

The main place to check the status of operating authority, safety records, and any disciplinary action is on the website for the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration. There you will find a host of resources pertaining to the auto transport industry, as well as a database that you can use to look up specific transporters and their history.

Are you looking for an independent auto carrier to ship your vehicle? Call us at the number at the top of the page to learn how we can help! All price quotes are FREE for all inquiries and we’re happy to answer any questions you may have about the process or what’s involved.

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