Nationwide Car Transport is a service provided to transport your car from state to state within the USA, to Canada, Mexico and even overseas if needed. Cars may be transported to main ports and shipped in containers or RO-RO platforms to another port. This service consists of hiring an independent driver or a transport company to ship your car from point A to point B, or as most people do, they hire a broker to go through all the hassle of booking a driver and determine pick up and drop off locations and times.
There are two types of operators you can hire in order to transport your car: independent or dependent operators. An independent is one that works directly with the customer, such as an independent driver, on the other hand, a dependent operator works together with nationwide car transport companies and as a communication channel between the customer and the company, better known as brokers or company agents. Although independent operators may offer you a lower rate, as they deal directly and have to pay no third parties or commissions, they are harder to find due to the low or no advertising drawn to them.
Nationwide car transport prices are regulated by many factors and change according to the seasons. Some of the most important factors that affect the prices directly are distance, location, make and model, season and gas prices. Locations like islands, or across bridges cause a higher rate due to tolls. Interstate car transport requires a big hauler that may take 3 – 7 cars; tolls have a field day with these big trucks. Also the size of the car also affects the price of the quote. Bigger cars take up more space, therefore less cars fit in the carrier and drivers must make up for the space with high prices to make the trip worthy.