Terminal Auto Transport Services
When you ship a car, there are a few different services available to you. Open transport, enclosed shipping, door to door, terminal to terminal – they’re all available to you. This post is going to focus on terminal auto transport services, which is a method of shipping your vehicle. Most cars are shipped via door to door shipping services – that is, the carrier picks up and delivers the customers’ vehicle at specific locations provided by the customer. With terminal shipping, you drop your vehicle off at a terminal first. This is something that some people need, and acts as a good alternative if you cannot ship door to door.
How do terminal auto transport services work?
When you book your shipment you have options in terms of how you want to go about moving your vehicle. Your representative can explain each in more detail as well. Terminal auto transport services differ from door to door in that they’re generally slower but also cheaper. With terminal shipping, it can take longer to find a shipping company willing to go there, as many prefer door to door shipping. That said, most carriers will go to a terminal so long as it is priced correctly. Pricing falls on your agent, so make sure to talk to them about it. While it should be less than door to door, some terminals can be harder to get to for a carrier. This can affect pricing and also services.
Terminal shipping is mostly available only to and from big cities and metropolitan areas. There aren’t terminals in small towns, really, so door to door shipping is used for rural routes. Terminals can cost money to store a vehicle at, and while most shippers will cover the costs you should definitely double check with your agent. Otherwise, terminal auto transport services work the same as any other. Your carrier will arrive at the terminal, do an inspection with the attendant and sign the inspection report as well. Then they’ll load the vehicle and transport it to you. There should not be any changes to terms and conditions or anything else. If you have further questions, make sure to speak to an agent.
Can I get quotes for terminal auto transport services?
If you’re interested in free quotes for terminal auto transport services, just fill out our free quote form. 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. 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.