NewenglandtoFlorida shipments are based on weight and size that a truck can legally carry. This is why there is a price difference with a car. Some times trucks take two spots on a carrier, so the company is short one car.
Beware the Auto Transport Quote Rip-off
Here are a few things to look out for when shipping your car:
1. Beware the ultra low quote and things that sound to good to be true. Dishonest companies will do anything to get their hands on your credit card numbers and you could face big problems. Ask yourself…would I haul somebody’s car for .25 cents a mile? Not unless you are desperate! Good transports don’t need to work for low pay but poor quality transports will take almost anything they can get their hands on and if you go with ultra low quotes THAT is who will be carrying your car. BAD BAD news…
2. Giving a deposit before a truck is assigned to your vehicle is a big NO-NO. Booking your car weeks in advance is another. Some dishonest trucking companies will gladly take your money upfront and then ignore your car. It happens EVERYDAY somewhere in the USA. Loads get cancelled and delayed constantly in this industry and the further out you book the more likely it is that your car will sit and you won’t get it picked up or delivered when you expected. It’s as simple as that.
3. So you call for a quote and the price is just soooo low and you’re liking it and eager to book your car at that price and then comes the CONTRACT. Yes, the dreaded contract MUST be signed, so they say. Yes, they do need it signed and returned but not for the reasons you think. Many of those auto shipping companies use contracts to protect themselves, not you OR your car. Take a very very close look at the terms you are agreeing to. Often times the contracts are written in a way for the dishonest transport to keep your credit card deposit. Their car shipping quote suddenly needs “priority” upgrading or other nonsense which forces you to spend more money. Or you cancel with them and they get to keep your deposit. Then you decide to hire a lawyer to get some fair treatment and the lawyer informs you all disputes must be held in their local court system forcing you to travel. These are just a few tricks they use to get your money. They can’t wait for you to just go away and not bother them about moving your car. Many people actually do. They give up. Some even go to the next company and cross their fingers it doesn’t happen again. One way to find honest brokers and dispatchers is to visit the Better Business Bureau. Avoid the online transport reviews websites. Most are surviving by accepting advertising money from transport companies. Does that tell you anything? The information they offer is custom tailored and often tainted to hurt the transport companies that DON’T give them ad dollars.
YES you can. We can arrange to charge your credit card on your behave to pay the carrier via wire. This option has a small fee of 3.5% to 5% depending on the credit card type.
Can I pay in full with a credit card?
Here at NewEnglandtoFlorida.com we take all kinds of payments. Usually we take a credit card(visa, master card and american express) or check via phone for the deposit once the vehicle is loaded on the truck and secure. This amount is usually between 75-150. The balance us usually paid at drop off in the form of a money order, bank check or cash sorry no personal checks accept. Also, you can pay in full at the time of pick up instead of drop off to you are the one paying for the transport.
All other forms of payment must be approved by Newenglandtoflorida.com first.
We will take you through the process of a typical auto move from start to finish.
First things first, get quotes from several auto moving companies. This can be done quickly and easily on the internet. No more days of sitting with the phone book spread out in front of you calling random auto shipping companies for quotes and information.
Next, you need to compare the quotes and services offered by each company. Once you have found the company that is right for you, accept their quote, and then contact the auto moving company to discuss pickup and delivery dates and other pertinent information.
After that, you will most likely need to fill out paperwork for the shipment of your vehicle. Mostauto moving companies will email, fax, or mail these forms to you. This preliminary paperwork is not the final paperwork that needs to be filled out to ship your car; this is just the formalities of accepting a quote and getting the process started. After submitting your paperwork to the auto shipping company, you are now considered one of their clients.
Right away, the auto moving company will begin working on planning your vehicle shipment. They will look for auto shipping carriers to use that can pick up and deliver your vehicle within a specified time-frame, have a good history of transporting vehicles, and have good communications with the auto moving company. Once a carrier is secured, you will be contacted with an estimated pick up date.
Soon after, your vehicle is picked up for delivery. The process takes about 20 minutes to complete. The driver will inspect your vehicle for any damages and will note them on the Bill of Lading. He will then load the vehicle onto the auto moving hauler, giving you a copy of the Bill of Lading before he leaves.
Finally, you will receive a call at least a day in advance from either the auto moving company or the driver to let you know your vehicle is almost there. Whether you chose door-to-door service or terminal-to-terminal service, you now know it is coming.
The very last step of this process is to make sure you are there to meet with the auto transport driver when he arrives with your vehicle. You want to be there to inspect your car for any damages and document them on your Bill of Lading if there are any. If you chose to pay for your shipment C.O.D., you will need to make that payment to the auto moving driver before he releases your vehicle to you.
These steps are taken in a typical auto transport. Obviously, everyone’s experiences will vary, but this scenario was given to show that auto moving is easy and a lot less detailed for a consumer than some might imagine.
A snowbird is someone from the U.S. Northeast, U.S. Midwest, Pacific Northwest, or Canada who spends a large portion of winter in warmer locales such as California, Arizona, Florida, Texas, the Carolinas, or elsewhere along the Sun Belt region of the southern and southwest United States, Mexico, and areas of the Caribbean.
The season usually start right around Oct 15th and runs up until April 15th or so. During this time car carriers are very busy and the best price cars get picked up first.
In North America, the eastern seacoast is the most popular snowbird route. The most popular auto transport snowbird routes are Montreal and Toronto down to the New England states down to New York, New Jersey, Washington, D.C. and ends in Florida. This route runs the I-95 corridor is the most popular. The second is the Vancouver, BC and Seattle, WA through I-5 and ending in Arizona or California. The third route cuts down the center of North America –from Minneapolis and Chicago down to Texas or cuts of west to Arizona or east towards Florida.