What is Expedited Auto Transport?
Expedited, or express auto transport, is when a customer needs a car delivered as quickly as possible, at an exact date or by an exact date. This could mean that you need the car to be picked-up on or by a specific date, or delivered. In the auto shipping industry, moving several vehicles at once is always the most efficient option, but not always the fastest. The less cars the carrier loads, the faster the service.
Shipping to and from a major city makes it easier to find a carrier to pick-up faster. A major metropolitan area means there will be more trucks available on your particular route. Our logistics experts will work with you to find the most convenient location and the best carrier to accommodate your time frame.
How much does it cost to ship a car expedited?
Several factors affect the final cost to ship a car in the auto transport industry. Shipping a vehicle expedited means some variables play even a greater role.
As in any other industry, an express service costs more. You have to pay a higher price for your vehicle to be prioritized.
How much you are willing to pay determines the pick-up and delivery frame. For a truck driver to change schedules, and divert from his route, to pick-up and deliver your vehicle first you need to pay a premium for that extra effort and special service.
2Your choice between open auto transport and enclosed vehicle shipping will affect the price as well.
One thing you have to keep in mind is that open carriers are faster to schedule. If you want an enclosed trailer, whether that is a single car trailer or multi-car trailer your price will be higher, especially if you need specific dates. Additionally, if you want a single car carrier trailer that costs more.
When a car has to be picked-up at an exact date, and/or delivered at or by an exact date, this often requires a single car carrier.
This type of carriers usually run shorter local distances, but for an expedited service, this is often what we dispatch. And this type of carrier costs more.
Supply and demand is often the final decisive factor.
Customers compete against each other for a spot on a carrier, and higher paying vehicles get dispatched and shipped first. Thus, you can imagine that when you need an expedited service that additionally raises the price of shipping a vehicle.
Prepare Your Car For Shipping!
You need to prepare your vehicle for shipping. A major part is to wash it and check it with a mechanic. A good wash guarantees a proper inspection. This will allow the truck driver to inspect your vehicle and mark any preexisting damages on the inspection report. Making sure the car is in a working condition. If your car is running this changes the price and the type of service possible. Disclose all details to our logistics coordinators.
How to Choose an Auto Transport Company?
Corsia Logistics offers expedited auto shipping nationwide. Request a quote online or call our team to discuss your needs, options, and budget. We will help you understand the shipping process and find the best option for your vehicle.
Verifying the legitimacy of the company is the most important part before booking. You can verify that on USDOT website and ask for a certificate of insurance for the carrier that will be transporting your automobile. You should also call to discuss requirements, and terms and conditions. Consulting with a few companies will give you the idea of how knowledgeable the logistics agents are.
Most carriers in the US are small, owner-operated companies with one or two trucks, which serve limited routes and do not have access to the other carriers. An established broker company works closely with these carriers to fill their cargo space. This is how the industry functions.
Small and midsize auto transport companies depend on each other as they are the engine of the industry. They keep the prices competitive and regulate against monopolization of the market. Moreover, you will see that many of these small companies offer affordable prices, five-star service and personal attention. This is what most big companies lack.
In the auto transport industry, big companies often try to dictate prices and they do not care to offer the most affordable option. When you call a big company you are often transferred from one sales agent to another, which means no personal attention and honest problem solving approach.