The state of Nevada is mainly known for being home to Sin City, all that comes up to mind may be casinos, money, women, party and breath taking luxury. Although that is not entirely a lie, Nevada has much more to offer as a state to any adventurous new comer. Nevada is the in the [...]http://aacartransport.com/car-transport-in-nevada/
Thursday, December 20, 2012
Friday, December 14, 2012
Quando você olha para um transporte de automóveis e serviço de transporte que existem diferentes tipos de serviços oferecidos, este post vai esclarecer alguns dos serviços mais comuns que você pode escolher. 1 Portador de carro aberto 2 Portador de carro fechado 3 Trailer lado macio 4 dirigindo 5 agilizar o atendimento 6 Terminal a terminal [...]http://aacartransport.com/servicos-de-transporte-de-carros-pr/
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Transporting a car is not only about the physical movement of a car from one point to the other and providing as much details as possible. Many customers who use brokers are usually very skeptical at the beginning and sometimes are not even capable to go through their booking with one. Truth is brokers are [...]http://aacartransport.com/how-a-broker-protects-you/
Saturday, December 8, 2012
Illinois the 21st state to become part of the United States is the 5th most populated state in the country with a total of 102 counties. Its state motto: ‘State Sovereignty, National Union” has proven through the years and has come to show Illinois is a joining point for the east, west, south, north and [...]http://aacartransport.com/car-transport-in-illinois/
Friday, November 30, 2012
Washington State was the 42nd state to enter the union. It houses some of the country’s major corporate offices and is home to one of the wealthiest men of the world. Named after, George Washington, the United States first president, with Olympia as capital, Washington is the nation’s biggest producer of the famous Washington Apple. [...]http://aacartransport.com/car-transport-in-washington-state/
Thursday, November 29, 2012
Las tarifas de envío de un carro son diferentes según el tipo de carro, las distancias y otros factores. Lea el siguiente artículo para estar preparado para su cotización y entender por qué las tarifas de envío varían tanto de un carro a otro. El invierno se acerca y quiere moverse hacia el sur por [...]http://aacartransport.com/tarifas-de-transporte-de-carros/
Taxas de transporte do carro são diferentes dependendo dos tipos de carro, distâncias e outros fatores. Leia o artigo abaixo para preparar o seu orçamento e entender por que as taxas de envio variam muito de carro para carro. O inverno está chegando e você quer mover para o sul por alguns meses para escapar [...]http://aacartransport.com/taxas-de-frete-de-carros/
Wednesday, November 21, 2012
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“Texas, our Texas! All hail the mighty State! Texas, our Texas! So wonderful so great!” The word Texas comes from the Hasinai tribe meaning friends or allies. Texas is home to one of the country’s most important battles, The Alamo, located in San Antonio. The Alamo represents the birth of Texas liberty and it is [...]http://aacartransport.com/car-transport-in-texas/
Friday, November 16, 2012
Transporte de Carros El transporte de carros es un servicio que ofrece a los clientes enviar sus autos desde un lugar determinado a otro mediante la contratación de un conductor para cargar su vehículo sobre un tráiler y conducir la distancia. Esto permite a los clientes relajarse y preocuparse de otras cosas mientras tanto. En [...]http://aacartransport.com/transporte-de-carros/
Friday, November 9, 2012
Cotizaciones de Transporte de Auto Conseguir una cotización para el envío de un auto puede ser un trabajo muy tedioso cuando usted está buscando enviar un carro, sobre todo si es la primera vez y realmente no sabe nada de este tipo de servicio. Los precios pueden variar desde una cotización muy baja a una [...]http://aacartransport.com/cotizaciones-de-transporte-de-auto/
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Tuesday, October 16, 2012
Every single day we have messages or calls from prospective customers stating his/her car wasn't picked up just on the regular pickup date, or perhaps that the car transport company they chose increased the charge at the pickup date. On the listed content we intend to cover some simple things which can let you choose an appropriate car transport company and also watch out for frauds!
Identifying a reliable Car Transport company.
Double check who you actually pay before you sign and pay deposit.
Do not pay unless you see driver details.
Don’t carry out double booking.
- Getting hold of a trusted Car Transport company: when you gaze on internet for a car transport company, probably you will see wonderful ads getting you to give your critical information and subsequently get 5, seven or 10 instant quotes so you can check out deals! Genuinely this is definitely the major mistake!!! Your information will be offered to a number of transport companies which will definitely fight to suit your needs. When the sales rep offers you a low-ball quote 25% lower than all the other offers, AVOID! They will likely take a NON REFUNDABLE down payment as well as raise the charge at the day of the planned move!! Your very best approach is to open Google and type in “car transport” and locate a car transport company and of course rather not a TOP dealer.
- Confirm who you actually pay before you sign and as well spend on deposit : You got a quotation, now the representative suggests you to sign a contract and also pay initial deposit; simply before you sign and pay, check the company rating and moreover permits.
- Demand the representative for their MC# and verify that just all license as well as enrollment are existing and also good. You can easily have a look in the listed internet site: li-public.fmcsa.dot.gov/LIVIEW/pkg_carrquery.prc_carrlist
- In fact this web site: http://www.movingscam.com/theLinks.shtml#corp permits you to watch out for business names by state; make sure the company you contact is reputable and also has permits!!
- 99% of the car transport business make use of central dispatch to post and then pick up opportunities. Almost every dealer has feed backs which enable you to have a look at how this company acts and functions compared to other dealers as well as drivers. http://www.movecars.com/toc/find/index.htm
- As a final point, “Google” the dealer name and read through the 3rd page to actually figure out any kind of red flags.
- Do not spend money until you get a hold of driver’s details: At the time sales rep wants the deposit, INSIST to get hold of the driver’s info and moreover estimate pickup date. Companies that request an deposit before they get a driver more often will call just a day before or even the very same date with some scenario and will eventually demand for extra money to move the car or just they might have to terminate the written contract and retain the NON REFUNDABLE deposit!
- Do not try double booking : Central Dispatch (drivers and brokers board) operates exactly like an public auction; each company offers more to get themselves a driver. Simply when drivers see the same car on the deck with two totally different dealers they know there is fight taking place for this particular job so most likely they just hold on and just leave the brokers fight for it and see just how they keep increasing the rate (which actually you have to spend) and moreover pickup the work just at the very last moment once the best value is given. Stop looking around as soon as you are done booked! This in turn will simply cost you further.
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Tuesday, September 18, 2012
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Sunday, April 22, 2012
When you are looking for a company to ship your car, all of a sudden all the agents you talk to promise moon and stars and all claim to be dependable auto shippers, only to find out later on you are stuck with them and with no reliable service in response. How to know who is dependable and who is not? Well, thanks to technology and internet, nowadays it’s easier to research different companies and find out who really does offer reliable service and who you can depend on to deliver your car safely with no hidden fees, pickup and/or delivery delays, or other made up stories.
Do the homework. Yes, as tedious as it may sound, you must do the homework and research each possible company you have in mind. Use a little of what you learned from your last college research papers and apply it to your car shipping dilemma. Think about it this way, when you were in college the more you researched the more you could guarantee a good grade, the same with car transport, the more you research the more you can guarantee a good service. This will help you avoid companies that have red flags all over and leave you with the ones that can really offer a reliable and hassle free transport.
These are some of the things you have to look for and be aware of when looking for your dependable auto shipper:
Reviews. Back in the day to get a review from a business, a store or anything, you would have to go yourself, try it out and then review it or get it from a close friend that had either used the service and tried it before. Nowadays thanks to technology and the internet, it’s very easy to research reviews for companies online. All reliable and dependable companies will have reviews posted under their n
ames from previous customers that have used them to ship their cars. Make sure you take your time and review how many stars they have and what people say about them.
Deposit. Most of the companies you will find out there are brokers. As you should know, brokers take an initial deposit to secure the business and then finish paperwork. Be careful, as many brokers will catch you with upfront deposits not only to secure your business, but to only take the money and then place you on the back burner and start giving you excuses. Find companies that will not ask for an upfront deposit, only for a signature which confirms your business and only once driver is confirmed for a pickup require the initial deposit. This actually gives brokers something to work for and will guarantee you a reliable business, as they are working for your deposit.
Easy going vs. Complicated. When you have a dependable auto shipper, conversations should be easy going and making business with them should be hassle free. Agents will be straight forward with you and will provide every single detail you need to know about your transport. If when you talk with an agent you realize they are complicated, hard to get a hold of, and start giving you the turnaround for simple answers, walk away. Therefore, when something goes wrong in your transport, they tend do to the same thing.
Brokers Dilemma. Many people think that working with a broker is a big red flag itself, and once they hear they reached a broker instead of a carrier company, they immediately hang up. What they don’t know is that drivers actually prefer to work with brokers as they are the ones that get the jobs for them. Brokers take the time to also research every driver they work with to make sure insurance is up to date and that they are dependable drivers. This saves you as a customer a lot of time and also adds up to their dependable service, as many customers will not even think about this part. It is hard for drivers to drive, commit to schedules and do sales at the same time, therefore they use brokers to help them book jobs and handle their customers while they pickup, drive and deliver.
Now you know the basics and most important point to make sure the company you are dealing with is reliable. Make sure you check out reviews and what people say in them, this will help you determine as well if they are easy to work with or will be very complicated to get a hold off. Paying an initial deposit is required by every single company, just be careful of when you pay it. Paying upfront deposits not necessarily means a guaranteed service, usually it doesn’t. And lastly, if you reach a broker, think twice before you hang up the phone or dismiss their service, as most of the drivers out there if not all, work with brokers to get to you.
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Monday, April 9, 2012
Transportation is something we either use, need, or even say a couple times every single day. In order for us to get places, and accomplish most of our everyday tasks, we need to transport ourselves to wherever is necessary in order to make these things happen. The same happens with your vehicle. Although vehicles are meant to transport us, vehicles also need to be shipped to where we need them. This is where car transport comes in. Hiring a company to ship your car from one place to another is a very common service nowadays and there are many advantages to it if done properly.
Not too long ago, car transport was only done for private companies and dealerships, due to large economy drops and major demands from private owners, the service has opened up to any person that needs to move a car between two locations, from towing a car a couple miles to going coast to coast and even overseas to another country.
There are many factors that play together in order to make this service function properly like price, type of car, locations, type of carrier, driver availability, brokers, and most important small details. Following is a list of the basic factors that make up the whole car shipping experience.
Driven or Carried? Car transport offers diverse options to ship a car in order to accommodate to the customers’ needs. To start with, a customer needs to decide whether he wants his car driven to the location or carried. Car transport not only works by loading a car unto a carrier, but there are also certified drivers that will drive your car from point A to point B. Short distances may not be such a problem for this option, as car will not be driven for too long. Although hiring a driver may be less expensive, this will put miles on your car, it will wear off your tires and expose your car to unfortunate accidents. Driven carriers offer much more protection to your car without adding the extra miles or wearing and tearing your vehicle.
Open Trailer or Enclosed? Carriers offer also many options on how a car can be shipped, depending on customers’ needs and demands, due to this reason there are two types of main carriers: open or enclosed. The most common are open carriers, as these are less expensive to book and less expensive to maintain. Open carriers can haul up to 11 cars in a two floor platform. Each car is stacked in a single line one after the other properly secured onto the carriers platforms by thick chains or tire straps. However, some customers have higher demands and need extra protection for their cars, therefore they book enclosed carriers. These carriers may also have 2 floors and can haul up to 9 cars at once. Cars are securely strapped to platform as well with tire straps or thick chains; only the whole carrier is covered with a canvas to protect cars from outside conditions. Another example of an enclosed carrier are closed containers with metal walls that work as a metal box where car is put inside and safely transported.
RO-RO: Unfortunately not all car transportation is done on a road, sometimes cars need to be shipped to other countries overseas. For this type of transportation, service is done inside containers that are placed on a ship or most commonly on roll on-roll off platforms (RO-RO). As its name states it, cars are rolled on to the platform and stacked in organized lines, one after the other from port to port. When boat arrives to destination port, cars are rolled of one by one to their expecting owners. However, there isn’t always someone available at pick up or delivery locations; therefore the next factor comes into place: terminals and car storage lots.
Door-to-Door or Terminal-to-Terminal: Car transport offers many possibilities for customers in order to accommodate their needs. Many times customers are not available to be present when driver comes in or live in very secluded locations where driver cannot pull in to. For these cases, drivers unload cars into a terminal until owner can come and pick up the car, extra fees will be charged, yet car will be safely stored. There are two main services companies offer when picking up and delivering, either a close door to door service, or a less personal terminal to terminal delivery. A door to door service gives the customer a more convenient service and allows them to provide any address possible. In this case there must be someone present to give the car away and to receive it. Some companies however do not offer this service and require customers to drop off car at a terminal where they load their carriers. Delivery is done at another terminal where customer must go and pick up car as well.
Packing your car up. The Department of Transportation (DOT) has certain regulations that do not allow customers to fill up their cars when transporting them from one place to another using a carrier. This covers the customer and the driver and helps prevent any serious damage, loss, and further inconvenient. Carriers have to pass through certain check points when driving and every car on the hauler is checked, if there is something illegal or that needs further investigation, this will delay deliveries and put the driver under suspicion. Therefore DOT regulations allow up to 75lbs of soft goods to be put in the trunk of the car, however, some companies do not allow any personal belongings at all to prevent any inconvenient. Packing your car will also add pounds to your car and therefore to the carrier, weight limits are very important to be considered as carrier will not be allowed on the road if overweight.
Delivery time. Most of car transports are done for long distances and cars have to be hauled thousands of miles, most of these trips can be done in 1 or 2 days on a regular basis, but drivers have a limit amount of hours they can drive a day. As regulated by the DOT, drivers are not permitted to drive more than 8 hours a day, which is the equivalent for 400 to 500 miles. Some drivers will be able to reach more miles as they have smaller haulers or less weight; however this is the average distance for most drivers. Delivery time is also based on how many loads a driver has. The more loads, the longer delivery times, without counting external factors such as weather conditions, traffic, flat tires or other inconvenient on the way.
Season and weather conditions. Car transport also has its high peaks and low peeks depending on the season. Winter season is one of the highest peaks to ship a car especially on the east coast for customers that move to warmer places during winter. Most drivers move from the west coast into the east as there is high demand during this time. Once winter is over they start going back to the west. However, if winter conditions are very extreme, car transport will be delayed and no driver will move as it is very dangerous to expose a big hauler to such conditions. It may not only cause harm to the driver but the cars that are loaded as well. Also during this time, trucks tend to have more mechanical issues due the cold weather, and require constant maintenance to keep them going.
Cost to ship a car: Car transport is a fast growing business due to the high demand of cars in the past years. Many drivers can be booked for a certain amount of time to deliver cars from manufacturers to dealers, from ports to owners, and so on. This causes them to have very little availability to take cars from private owners. Sometimes they will have space for 1 or 2 private cars, however if prices are not appealing enough for drivers, they will not even bother to make an extra stop to take your car. Therefore one of price tags biggest factors is to make quotes attractive to drivers in order to have a car picked up promptly and securely. The higher the price, the better chances there are of a driver making room for a private owner’s car and picking up right away. When price is not quoted correctly and it is too low, there is a high risk of getting stuck and finding no driver to provide service.
All the previous factors combine to create the car transport experience. Every single factor has to be taken in consideration when hiring a car transport, customers shipping a car must be aware of every single detail in order to have the best experience. To make it easier to understand, car transport is not meant to be a low cost service. If low prices are quoted, there are chances drivers will not grab the run and delay the service needed. Although it is an expensive service, it will not leave you bankrupt, at the end, as most things in life one gets what one pays for, and to avoid any extra bills for fixing damages or accommodating to delays, the cost is worth it.
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Wednesday, March 7, 2012
Here at AA Car Transport our intention is to make your service faster and convenient, to help you get real and actual prizes after a few clicks and not have you go through the hassle of having several different companies call you all day. The whole point of our auto transport online calculator is to facilitate your request and give you answers right away. We do not ask for your personal information as these factors do not affect your price; we only ask for what is necessary to calculate your quote: destinations, car model and dates.
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