Intermodal Auto Shipping
\Most of the time, when you ship a car, it stays on the same truck that it gets picked up on. So, if Tim at XYZ Trucking picks your car up, Tim from XYZ Trucking is also going to drop it off. This is how standard automobile shipping services work. However, sometimes, a second truck is needed if something happens to the first truck. This is known as intermodal auto shipping, and it’s not all that popular. There are a few different reasons as to why intermodal auto transport isn’t popular, but most of it has to do with carriers giving up freight. Whoever delivers the car is who gets paid – therefore, a carrier has to be in pretty dire straits to give someone else the load.
Is intermodal auto shipping popular?
Not at all. In fact, they’re kind of rare these days, again because of how carriers would have to give up getting paid. So intermodal auto shipping is almost exclusively used for when there’s some kind of mechanical issue with the transport truck. If a carrier can’t drive their truck anyway, those vehicles are just going to sit there going nowhere. As such, the carrier will often contact either another fleet driver of the same company to come get the loads. If they’re an independent owner-operator, chances are they’ll call either you or your agent and let you know what’s up. This is where your agent will help find a new carrier for you.
Can I get quotes to ship a car?
If you’re interested in free quotes to ship a vehicle, just fill out our free quote form. To start, it’s free and easy. And, if you fill it out you’ll get quotes emailed to you from some of the best shippers we know. We make sure they’re the best – it’s part of what we do to help you. This is because getting free quotes from different shippers allows you to find the right price for your shipment. You can gather a wealth of information and pick the brains of top shipping agents if you contact those companies via phone. This way, you have the most up-to-date information about your shipment from the people who know how to ship it. If you have questions or concerns, give us a call at 800-384-1253 to speak to one of our agents.