Choosing a reputable auto transport company can be a daunting task for any first-time shipper. Whom should you trust? What is the difference between auto transport brokers and carriers? Without understanding how the auto-transport industry works, you’re setting yourself up for failure.
Consider this: 50% of car shipping orders never ship. That’s right. Many first-time shippers fall into the trap of looking for the lowest possible shipping quote. This is usually a recipe for disaster. The lowest price is the last thing you want.
You need to understand that brokers don’t actually guarantee shipping. A dishonest broker might offer you a “super low-price,” but that doesn’t mean a thing. Carriers are the actual drivers, most of whom are independent contractors. They’re the ones who determine price.
What really happens when you agree to a shipping order? A broker posts your shipment information on a central board where drivers look for work. That’s all. Drivers then pick what orders they want based on price. It doesn’t matter when you placed your order. That’s not how it works. Higher prices always ship first.