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Why Rail Shipping Has Disappeared

What's in this article?
  1. There Are Cheaper (And Better) Options Available
  2. Auto Transport Carriers Also Offer More Convenience
  3. Auto Transport Carriers Are Faster
  4. Related Information
Related Information Rail Shipping

Currently, the auto transport industry is as popular as ever, as auto transport carriers and even freight carriers for overseas transportation continue to thrive. But rail shipping, which was once a viable option, has all but disappeared. While car shipping via rail has become a rarity, other rail transports and freight services are not going anywhere anytime soon....just not when it involves auto transport.

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Truth be told, it's perfectly logical that car shipping through rail is virtually non-existent at this point. The following reasons will shed light on why this is so:

There Are Cheaper (And Better) Options Available.

Currently, there are far cheaper alternatives available for auto transport services. An overwhelming majority of the car shipping that is done today domestically is through auto transport truck carriers. The two main options, which are open trailers and enclosed trailers, are much cheaper than rail shipping is. Customers will simply gravitate towards an option that's cheaper without a sacrifice in quality.

One of the reasons why auto transport carriers offer such cheaper prices is that there's more competition involved. In rail shipping, there are not many companies, especially now, that offer the service in the United States, so, as a result, prices will be much higher.

Rail Shipping Has Disappeared

Auto Transport Carriers Also Offer More Convenience.

In addition to being the cheaper option in comparison to rail shipping, auto transport carriers also offer far more convenience. Instead of having to drive your vehicle to a terminal or drop off location in order for it to be transported by rail, by choosing an auto transport carrier, you have the option of door-to-door delivery in most cases. It's far more complicated to arrange rail shipping, and your vehicle will not only have to be dropped off at an agreed upon location, but it will also have to be picked up and transported to its final destination.

Auto Transport Carriers Are Faster.

Rail shipping is a slower process. The train will have to make multiple stops in various cities and/or towns, and unloading and loading vehicles can take up time. With auto transport carriers, routes are much more personalized, and the auto transport carrier has far greater incentive to deliver your vehicle as fast as possible. Rail shipping would also involve having to wait for the actual train to pass by your location so you can schedule a pick-up. It's simply not a feasible option for the vast majority of individuals.

Rail shipping is an archaic option compared to what's available. Customers will save time and money, not to mention will also have much more convenience, but choosing an auto transport carrier for their auto transport needs. There's a good reason why rail shipping has disappeared.

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NO. 018191NF
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Paramount, CA 90723
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Boca Raton, FL 33431
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Edison, NJ 08837
NO. 17858N
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Boca Raton, FL 33487
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