Broker & Carrier
If you are looking for a company to do your shipping, two services you may come across are carriers and freight brokers. Since they can both get your freight from where it is to where it needs to go, does that means they are the same thing? Not even close. Let’s take a look at the differences between a freight carrier and a freight broker to see when one might be more appropriate to use over the other.
A freight carrier may be the thing that comes to mind when you think of moving cargo. A carrier is a business that operates a fleet of trucks that moves your freight from point A to point B. They own the trucks, they pay the drivers and they handle dispatch and scheduling.
Auto carriers typically have coverage areas that they operate within. If you are having a freight carrier move your goods, you can track its progress through them and would address any issues you had with your service directly through the carrier.
A auto broker does not own any shipping equipment. They do not operate the trucks and do not have coverage areas or terminals. Much like the name suggests, they are brokers for freight carriers.
This means a auto broker’s job is to match up freight carriers with cargo. They are well versed in carriers. They know the routes, the coverage areas and where the terminals are. Typically a broker will be able to move your freight quickly using one or a series of freight carriers.
If you were to use a broker, you would not interface directly with the carrier. This means in order to track your shipment or to deal with customer service issues you would need to work through your broker as the interface to the freight carrier.
When to Use a Carrier or a Broker
So now that you know the differences between the two, when should you use one over the other? A freight carrier is great to choose it ! Always you save more money than you think ..
Como cada día nos anunciamos, somos una compañía de transporte, no somos “brokers” o agentes , por ende cuál es la razón simple decimos esto,?
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Planning an auto transport for an in-op/non-running vehicle? EMV Transportationmakes this an easy process. We can properly load and unload in-op vehicles and transport your vehicle at your door. Our carriers are equipped with winches on their trucks and can transport any non-running vehicles with no problems. If you are planning to have your vehicle transported in an enclosed carrier, the auto transporter will generally have a lift gate on the truck making it simple and easy for loading and unloading. The lift gate mechanism keeps the vehicle controlled and stable while it is being loaded onto the carrier. Another advantage of lift gates is that we can effectively transport vehicles with little to no clearance, clearance as low as 2-3 inches, without the risk of damaging the undercarriage of the vehicle.
What Type of Non-Running Vehicles May I Ship?
With EMV Transportationyou can transport all types of in-op/non-running vehicles. We know the logistics and details to efficiently transport any inoperable vehicle no matter how big or how small. Cars, trucks, SUV’s, motorcycles and even specialized vehicles just to name a few. Do you have a large oversize vehicle? We can transport large non-running vehicles. Just provide us with the length, width, height, and approximate weight. You can learn more about shipping oversize vehicles by visiting our specialized vehicle transport page. Is your inoperable vehicle a newly restored project car? You can transport inop vehicles enclosed. Our enclosed auto transport carriers are equipped with winches and lift gates to accommodate shipping non-running vehicles enclosed.
What Is Going to Determine the Cost to Ship My Inop Car?
Car shipping cost is one of the biggest concerns for most people shipping a car. Your cost is going to be based on many variables; the route, the distance, open or enclosed carrier, and the type of vehicle. But you shouldn’t be alarmed of the cost. The extra cost for non-running car shipping services compensates for the time and effort it will take our drivers to safely and efficiently load and unload your vehicle.
Roll, Steer & Break for Our Carriers
Even though we can transport non running vehicles, your vehicle needs to roll (inflated tires), steer, and break efficiently. In addition, our trucks need the necessary space to legally and safely load your inoperable vehicle (see more about our door to door auto transport service). We’ll need assistance at pickup and delivery locations to bring vehicle out to a safe and legal location where our truck can load/unload or a smaller tow truck must be provided to bring vehicle out to/from our truck. If vehicle does not roll and steer a forklift must be provided at pickup and delivery locations for loading/unloading. Be sure to advise our friendly transport specialist about the condition of your vehicle. Issues and additional fees may arise if you fail to inform ahead of time , for example; dispatching a carrier without the proper equipment, paying the assigned carrier for a dry running fee, delays, and fuel among a few. If you are not sure of the vehicle’s condition because you are not at the pickup location, we suggest to ask the releasing person to go out and test drive the vehicle in your behalf.
So you’ve done your research and found the company to ship your car, what’s next? Now it’s time to prepare your vehicle for transport. Preparation of your auto is fundamental in ensuring a smooth car transport experience for you and for our carriers. With proper preparation you minimize the risk of damage to your auto and prevent any additional costs that may occur. We’ve put together the following information and advice to prepare vehicle for transport.
Record Existing Damage
No one knows your vehicle better than you. You’re the first to know about any scratches, dings and dents on your car when they happen. Noting all pre-existing damage on your auto will make it easier for you and carrier to identify new damage on your auto if it may occur.
Wash Vehicle: Thoroughly washing your vehicle’s exterior gives you and driver a better visual of any pre-existing damage.
Record Damage: Take notes of pre-existing damage for your records. Later you will share and compare your notes with driver.
Take Pictures: Get pictures (with dates) of pre-existing damage. You can also take pictures of your car from different angles if you wish.
Get Driver Acknowledgement: Share your notes of pre-existing damage with driver. Have driver acknowledge damage on his bill of lading/inspection report.
Remove Personal & After Market Items
By law, auto transport companies are not authorized to transport any personal or household items in vehicles they’re shipping. Although some carriers make the exception of allowing under 100 lbs of items confined in the trunk space, placing personal objects in your car is completely up to your discretion. Before you fill your auto with items consider the following:
Damage to Items May Occur: Autos are not completely motionless while in transport. There is small scale movement on the car that could be forceful enough to damage sensible items.
Carrier Can Deny Transport: If carriers feel an auto is not ready for transport because of personal items in the vehicle, carriers can choose not to take vehicle.
After Market Items: Unless your vehicle is equipped with these items, we suggest removing custom car stereos, sound systems, TV’s, DVD players, GPS systems etc.
Antennas: Remove or fully retract antennas.
Toll Passes: Carriers transit through numerous tolls as they make their way to delivery. Avoid toll charges by shutting off or removing toll passes from your car.
Perform Mechanical Inspection
A mechanical inspection of the following items should be performed:
Breaks: Vehicle must have a fully functioning break system including emergency break.
Battery: Batteries must have a full charge and remain charged. If you’ve had previous battery issues we ask that you replace battery.
Ignition: If there’s a process or trick to starting up your car communicate those instructions to the driver.
Gas: Due to safety and weight restrictions we ask for gas tank to be no more than 1/4 full.
Tires: Tires need to be fully inflated and must roll.
Fluids: Top off all vehicle fluids such as motor oil, transmission fluid and coolant. Check for any fluid leaks. Fluids could leak onto other cars on the carrier and as a result damage their exterior paint.