Auto Transport Brokers – The Middle Men of the Auto Transport Industry
What is an auto transport broker?
The answer is simply- someone you should avoid! An auto transport broker is a type of auto transport company that sells your car shipment order to their network of car carriers. Car shipping brokers do not own their own trucks and rely on these auto transport carriers to transport the cars they book. The difference in what they charged you and what they pay the carrier is their commission, so their incentive is to find the cheapest carrier to ship your car.
When doing business with an auto transport broker, you do not know what car carrier or driver they are going to broker your order too. Broker’s often ask for a deposit, due to this reason, so they know that they are going to get paid regardless of the quality of service you are given by the truck driver they broker too.
Often Broker’s use marketing tricks in order to generate these car shipment orders. We have experienced this first hand by Broker’s that use names similar to Intercity Lines, in order to capitalize on our nationwide pristine reputation in order to lure customers.
Unfortunately, often the customer and their cars suffer at the hands of these auto transport tricksters. The cars shipped by auto brokers have sub-par drivers and equipment that lack the customer service and transport skills that our drivers have. These factors often leave cars scratched, damaged, or the customer in the dark. With a broker, nothing is certain because they chose the driver you will be trusting with the safety of your car- not you.
The better choice for shipping your car: work directly with the car carrier!
When shipping a car that has high value, numerically, or sentimentally, dealing directly with a car carrier, like us, Intercity Lines is a much safer decision than a broker. Car Carriers have their own fleet of trucks, drivers, and staff. Our drivers only drive for us and we NEVER broker our car shipments out. Therefore, you know that the reputation and customer service that caused you to go with an auto transport company, like ours, is the service you will receive.
An exclusive and reputable car carrier typically do not ask for a deposit when booking your car’s transport. Instead, they ask for a payment when the car is picked up or delivered. This gives you the flexibility to pay once pick up has been solified and you’re confident your car transport is on track. You also get to see the equipment and meet the driver before giving them any money or more importantly- your car!
If you care about your car and receiving the customer service you deserve, do not get drawn in by the low prices or schemes auto transport brokers offer. Any deal they’re offering includes their commission, which you could save on by dealing with the car carrier directly. Instead, go with a reputable car carrier whose brand is one you can trust allowing you to give them your prized car without worry. Exclusive car carrier dispatchers work directly with the drivers that will be shipping your car ensuring that you are never left in the dark.
Make the right decision and work with car carriers that you can trust! Choose Intercity lines! Request a car shipping quote today!