blank 07/15/13 12:30PM Auto Transport, Classic Truck Haulers, Truck Transport

Understanding Truck Transport Companies


If youíre moving a truck over a long distance, sometimes it makes sense to employ the services of a professional moving company. Before committing to an auto transport company though, itís important to do some basic research to make sure they are a reputable company.


There are a number of resources at your disposal that can aid you making the best decision when choosing a company to ship your truck. The Better Business Bureau is a good place to start your research, although itís also important to get input from people with experience or that are familiar with the truck shipping industry.


Sites like Yelp and Yellow Pages are good online resources to get preliminary information regarding the reputation and service quality of an auto transport company, but exercise caution when reading reviews and ratings on sites like these.


With the auto transport industry being so competitive, itís not uncommon for  these ratings to be skewed in both directions. Some companies may influence their own rating by writing fake reviews and competitors may try to drag down a company rating by writing bad reviews. This is an unfortunate reality of a very competitive business.


How To Choose A Company To Transport Your Truck


After doing some general research on auto transport companies, itís time to start getting quotes for the job. Itís important to get multiple quotes so that you can compare prices and services across companies.


A word of caution: watch out for quotes that are dramatically lower than the others. Lowball quotes are an epidemic in the auto transport industry and it should raise a red flag if you get three quotes and one of them is half the price of the others.


Unfortunately, this is a common tactic employed by less-than-honest transport companies that will do anything it takes to win a bid, regardless of whether the price accurately reflects the services requested. A lot of the troubles encountered when moving a vehicle come from this exact circumstance.


Itís important to compare prices to get fair value, but itís also extremely important to realize that more inclusive services come with a higher price tag. If you get three quotes and one is half the price of the other two, move on to the next company.


About A1 Auto Transport:


A1AutoTransport ships cars, trucks and motorcycles all over the world on a regular basis. They are a certified auto transport company with more than 30 years of experience and are happy to answer questions about moving quotes, services or industry norms. Visit or call 1-800-452-2880.

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