It is always wise to do plenty of research before you hire any professionals for a job. This is time consuming, but necessary. However, for those who aren’t able to take the time out of their day to do some Internet research, a shipping broker is the best option. A shipping broker will find the least expensive yet most dependable truck transportation services for you.
Instead of calling around collecting quotes and comparing services on your own, let the broker do it for you. Their network of transportation companies extends beyond what you’ll find online. Most brokers prefer to only network with the most reputable and trustworthy transport companies. Their history in the industry also gives them room for negotiation which isn’t open to the everyday shipping customer.
The Characteristics of a Dependable Truck Shipping Company.
- Proper licensing and approvals.
- Insurance coverage.
- A variety of shipping services to choose from.
- The latest, motorcycle transport equipment.
- An easy to navigate website with a list of services and current contact information.
- Positive reviews and ratings online.
- Low down payments or no upfront payment at all.
Since the world is full of scam artists and people trying to take advantage wherever they can, it’s crucial that the transport service you choose has all of the right qualities. A broker won’t work with an uninsured, unlicensed or uncertified transport company. There is too much risk involved. Instead, they’ll make sure that the transport companies they work with carrying all of the positive qualities that you see listed above.
To begin your search for the right truck shipping company, call a reliable truck shipping broker. They’ll ask you questions then find the lowest shipping rates to present you with. Try to have your transport schedule at least a couple months ahead of schedule so everyone has time to prepare.
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.