Auto Transport – Types of Businesses in Auto Shipping

Our goal at SMB Auto Transport is to educate you when it comes to shipping your vehicle. The term "auto transport" is exactly what it sounds like, transporting autos.

Auto Transport – Types of Businesses in Auto Shipping

Our goal at SMB Auto Transport is to educate you when it comes to shipping your vehicle. We feel that adding value to your experience leads to a better relationship with our customers. With that in mind, to give you a better understanding of the “lingo” within the auto shipping industry, here’s the different types of specific businesses within this industry:

Auto Transport: this term is exactly what it sounds like, transporting autos. It is used interchangeably with terms such as car shipping, auto shipping, car movers, etc. Basically all are industry terms that means that particular business is in vehicle moving industry. It can apply to an auto broker or an auto carrier.

Auto Broker: Auto brokers provide names and contact information of transport companies who do the actual hauling. There are instances where the auto broker and the carrier are one of the same. It is most common and usually to your advantage to work through a broker as they complete most of the work on your behalf and can find the fastest and most efficient methods to get your car from Point A to Point B.

Auto Carrier: This is the actual truck and trailer that will haul your car, truck, motorcycle, ATV or even a full sized RV. Auto carriers can look different than the one that has the double-stack racking you see driving down the highway almost daily. Carriers and brokers usually partner with one another. Brokers will look to connect you to a transport company they know and trust. Due to experience, they can tell you which ones have been the most dependable, timely and trusted. There are a few bad apples, but this isn’t the norm. Most brokers and carriers work very hard to gain your respect and trust. It is their livelihood. It takes just one disgruntled customer to make an impact on their business. Carriers and brokers are well aware of the power of word of mouth, and will do everything in their power to make sure you are satisfied.

SMB Auto Transport can help you now by completing our FREE "No Cost" estimate. Then, if you’re ready to ship your car, please complete the remaining three fields of contact information so we can provide you with up to ten quotes for you to choose from. We strive to make it simple for you! SMB Auto Transport will surpass your expectation regarding what to expect from a car shipping company! We won’t be satisfied until you are. Let us earn your business!

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