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Standby Auto Transport

Published by Joe Webster.

Standby Auto Transport

Even though many auto transport companies, such as A-1 Auto Transport, do their best to try and provide affordable quotes for standard auto transport services, it can still be too much for some to afford. Others may simply be on the lookout for the best rates possible. That's where standby auto transport comes in. Standby auto transport may be beneficial for some, as it is offered at a lower price, but it's not for everyone. Here's an overview:

What Exactly is “Standby Auto Transport?”

Standby auto transport is similar to other standby services, such as those offered by some airlines, in which you'll pay a lower cost than with standard shipping. When choosing the standby auto transport option, there's a lot of uncertainty involved, as it depends on what carriers are driving through your needed route and whether or not they have enough space on their transport truck. Carriers will only pick up your vehicle if they're already driving through that area, have enough space, and/or are truly desperate for the money.

It's not usually an advertised service since most people either are not aware that it's offered or do not have a need for it. In addition, auto transport carriers tend to shy away from offering standby auto transport, since it means less money in their pocket. If a carrier has one spot to fill on his or her trailer and has the option between a shipment paying $400 as opposed to $200, you can guess which one of the two will be picked. Auto transport brokers do not make much of an effort to try and find carriers for standby pickups as a result.

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Should You Consider It?

Standby auto transport is not for most people, but there are some circumstances in which it might be a viable option for you. You should definitely consider standby auto transport if:

  • You do not have an actual need for your vehicle for the next several months;

OR

  • You cannot afford standard auto transport rates at the moment.

Standby auto transport services can take up to several months, and even longer in some cases, for your vehicle to even be picked up. To be safe, you should make sure that you do not have a need for your vehicle for at least 4 months from the time that you first arrange for standby auto transport.

Keep in mind that some auto transport companies would be able to discount their standard shipping rates in certain cases if you negotiate with them, especially if it's a slow time, or will possibly even allow you to pay in installments. You should always try to choose standard shipping if you can since it's far more reliable.

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A-1 Auto Transport will always do our best to provide you with affordable rates and to accommodate your needs. If you are interested in standby auto transport, contact us today, and we'll be able to help! Plus, don't forget about our free no obligation quote!

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Joe Webster always knew the auto transport industry would be a great career option. And with decades of experience, Joe is now an established consultant for A1 Auto Transport.

Joe was born in Santa Cruz, California. During high school, Joe worked as a mechanic; a job continued to work part-time during his bachelor's degree.

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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... Fortunately, I made the right choice with A1 Auto Transport.

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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.

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A-1 Auto Transport is a disclosed agent for the following shipping companies:

CSI Logistics
435 Division Street
Elizabeth, NJ 07201
FMC 22206
Intl Cargo
45 Campus Drive
Edison, NJ 08837
NO. 17858N
Trans Global Auto Logistics, Inc.
3401 E Randol Mill Rd,
Arlington, TX 76011
NO. 018191NF
CFR Rinkens
15501 Texaco Avenue
Paramount, CA 90723
NO. 013055NF
ABC Worldwide LLC
2840 NW 2nd Ave #105
Boca Raton, FL 33431
NO. 025472F
ShipYourCarNow LLC
1160 South Rogers Circle Suite 1
Boca Raton, FL 33487
NO. 025646
Merco Air & Ocean Cargo, Inc.
6 Fir Way
Cooper City, FL 33026
NO. 021869F
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