Tuesday, October 05, 2010

Types of Auto Transporters

Can you call brokers the "middle man", carrier head hunter or move travel agent and the type of company you will have the most announcement with while shipping your car. The basics of a broker’s responsibility are to find a legal hauler to handle the actual transporting of the vehicle. After the vehicle is assign to a carrier the brokers legal accountability ends as you are then doing business with the carrier. Brokers keep track of a carrier's insurance and license and most brokers go beyond simply finding a carrier and tender services far beyond what they are requisite to. For example from most brokers you can expect them to keep you up to date on the status of the motor vehicle move.

Most brokers keep relationship with carriers that handle most routes and them handle separating the good carrier from the bad ones. A general question is why can't I go directly to the carrier? You can. That is if you are lucky adequate to find a carrier that is able to handle your specific origin to destination and vehicle. Did we mention there are likely around 10,000 trucks in commission in the auto transporter industry making finding the spine in a hay stack very difficult?

Carriers :

Carriers are the dynamic force of the car shipping industry, quite accurately. The carrier is the trucking business that will actually pick-up, move and deliver the vehicle. Carrier in the auto transport commerce must be certified to transport vehicles and they should carry cargo insurance. Brokers are responsible for making sure the carrier they use meet these requirements.


The mixture of the business is brokers that also own trucks and operate as carriers. The key thing to bear in mind with auto transport broker/carriers is that by using these company you are in no way guarantee that they are using their own business own trucks. Most company immobile broker out a bulk of their loads. The nice profit to the broker/carrier is that if things are attractive too stretched they may be able to rate clothes up by using one of their own trucks.