Single Car Shipping: The Details Of Shipping One Vehicle
Single car shipping is one of the most requested services we offer at A-1 Auto Transport. One of the major challenges with shipping one vehicle is that car carriers transport several vehicles at once to maximize efficiency and profitability. What this means for customers shipping one car is that they may have to wait until the company they choose has a full load of cars before the transport process begins. For most car shippers, a full carrier tends to fall between eight and 12 cars, which can create delays in pick up and delivery times as car shippers try to facilitate a complete load.
For larger operations like A-1 Auto Transport, these load delays are less of an issue. With trucks running delivery routes between different cities and countries on a near constant basis, we rarely run into issues like this that can delay shipments. Smaller operations, especially those that only operate in a certain area or region, these delays can be more common, which is something you may want to consider when searching for the right company. The larger the scope of the business, the less likely you are to encounter hold times as they struggle to find enough cars to make the shipment viable.
The Benefits of Shipping a Car With A Top-Rated Auto Transporter
- The safety of your vehicle is a top priority and you can expect that your vehicle will be protected and cared for throughout the shipping process.
- The proper equipment for the job is always available and you don’t have to worry about your shipper cutting corners.
- Insurance coverage is included in the cost of transport and is enough to cover any damages in the rare instances when something does happen.
- You’ll have plenty of options to choose from, whether it’s the method of transport, delivering to a tricky location, or if you need short-term storage.
- An experienced car shipper with a wide network of carriers can ship to any location, even to another country without any hangups or delays. Likewise, a company with international and overseas shipping experience will be well versed when it comes to foreign import laws.
About Enclosed Shipping Services
One way to minimize any delays caused by auto carriers that don’t have a full load is to use enclosed car shipping. Unlike transporting a car on an open air carrier that may have up to 12 spaces available, enclosed shipping typically only allows for two to four vehicles to be moved at once. Since this is the case, it is much easier to get the process moving without having to wait while the carrier searches for more customers to fill the load.
Another benefit of using enclosed car shipping is that it offers more protection for the vehicle while it’s being shipped. Since the car is completely covered on all four sides, there is no risk of any weather damage or road debris coming into contact with your car.
Single Car Shipping Resources
Discounts & Specials - Saving money is always a top priority for our customers and our discount program offers yet another way to save on the cost of car shipping.
International Auto Transport - International car shipping has some key differences that you’ll want to know about and you can learn the ins and outs of the process by reading our official page for international and overseas shipments.
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.