How To Ship Your Shrike
Shrike is one of the least known vehicle brands around. The way the motoring world works, though, least known means more valuable. The Shrike falls into just that category. If you have a Shrike and would like to ship it across the country, here are some important factors to consider.
The most likely place to find accompany to ship your car is online. The growth of online commerce has made it easier and faster to find whatever service one is looking for. With the ability to produce thousand s of results for every search, it has invalidated the traditional yellow pages. Enter such keywords as auto transport and hit the search engine search button. Any reputable company must have an online presence, so a search online is likely to unearth a good company. Sometimes, though, a random search like this could return thousands of hits. A good way to narrow them down is to search for local companies, whose offices can be visited, and representatives can be met face to face.
The thing about online searches for auto transport companies, though, is that they might be faster and cheap, but will not always return the best in the business. Even if they do, there is no way to expressly determine whether what one has got is truly suitable for the job. There is need, therefore, for some due diligence whenever one does an online search for an automobile transport company.
Anyone with a stable internet connection can publish content on a website and claim anything they wish. It is one thing for a company to promise quality on their website, and another for them to actually deliver on the promise. The first thing to look for is the company registration. Go to the department of transport website and check whether it has been registered in the area it operates. Another clever technique when checking reputations is to look up the company on online review forums. Websites like the better business bureau can be very helpful in providing helpful information regarding the reputations of companies. The better business bureau has information going back as far as three years.
It is equally important, too, for one to understand the process of car shipment before they commit themselves. This is especially important for those looking to have their car shipped either to domestic or overseas locations for the first time. Basically, auto shipment involves moving a vehicle from one point to another. However, that is pretty much where the similarity among the various car transport companies end. There are many different types of services on offer.
Typically, car transport can be divided into two, international and domestic. Overseas shipment happens via sea freight or by air, while domestic transportation happens via rail or road. Majority of transportation happens locally or interstate, and by road. This is because it is relatively fast and flexible, and not too expensive.
There is much more to auto transport than this, and the more specialized one’s needs are, the deeper they should dig for information.
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.