Auto Transport Quotes Tailored to Your Needs
Getting some of the best car shipping service in the industry doesn’t have to start with mindless wandering through hundreds of carriers’ websites when you can have us here at CalCruising help you find the right transport company. No matter your price point and whether you are looking to have a vehicle shipped just a few miles or long distance, we can help you get everything set up to relocate it to wherever you need it to be and have it transported by any means you find necessary. We have conducted the reviews needed of the top car hauling services both domestically and intentionally to provide you with the safest, most affordable shipping available.
There are two important decisions you will make about the shipping of your vehicle that will determine how much the service will cost: Open or enclosed car hauler, and door-to-door or terminal delivery.
Open vs. Enclosed Carriers
Enclosed carrier trucks offer additional safeguards to auto hauling services by placing your car, truck, SUV, van, or motorcycle in a sheltered cargo hold, but generally cost around 60% more than open-air trucks. Enclosed shipping is recommended for expensive, fragile, or custom cars. Open carriers are the trucks you occasionally see on highways and freeways that are hauling a number of vehicles on a double-decker cargo hold, and are the most-used way to move autos since it is the cheapest service available and is the right choice for most car hauling needs.
Door-to-Door vs. Terminal-to-Terminal
Door-to-door car shipping companies will pick up and deliver the vehicle at exact locations of your choosing. Terminal-based vehicle shipping is often less expensive and somewhat more efficient than door-to-door, but clients will have to find a way to and from predetermined pick-up and delivery locations.
Car Shipping Resources
An auto transport broker is a type of cargo broker that specializes in the shipping and transportation of vehicles. Most vehicles shipped in the U.S. are cars and trucks, but many brokers handle boats, RVs, motorcycles and other types of vehicles as well. Auto transport is classified as "specialized freight trucking" under NAICS code 484230. Auto Transport Broker
Auto Transportation Training:
Applications from anyone interested in the ATSSA sponsored "Truck Coach" Modified Apprenticeship Program (MAP). For additional information on the apprentices for this program please contact our Education and Training committee. ATSSA.org