The size of your vehicle is one of the most prominent factors when it comes to calculating the shipping cost. There may be an additional charge for oversized or overweight vehicles, such as cargo vans, mini-vans, pick-up trucks, and SUVs. There are no extra charges for full-size sedans.
Shipping companies provide a standard turnaround, depending on various factors. Expedited shipping, if offered, will come with an extra service fee. If time is not an immediate concern, lost-cost standby shipping is generally provided for a reduced rate.
Vehicles in operation order are driven onto the transport truck and secured. However, cars that do not run present a different challenge. Most freight shipping companies can be ill-prepared to handle a non-operational vehicle. Some even have policies that state they will not ship non-operational vehicles.
The shipping company generally needs to know why the vehicle doesn’t run. Knowing the details of why a car is non-operation will help to alleviate further damage. These vehicles require an enclosed transport system. The vehicles are loaded for transport by a wench — which can be manual, electronic, hand-cranked, or notarized.
One main factor in determining the cost of freight shipping is the desired location of delivery. Certain impediments can lead to a higher quote — like remote locations or locations that are roads or streets that are not traversable by the transport carrier. Routes that are not traversable and require a rerouted delivery path will incur a higher transport fee.
Type of Carrier RequiredIgor2021-02-17T20:34:08-05:00
There are two standard types of vehicle transport — open car carrier and enclosed. An open car carrier transport is the most common. These are the transport vehicles you might see on the highways carrying various vehicles. Enclosed transports are just what they sound like, protected and closed shipping vehicles. Commonly, non-operational cars and high-end vehicles are transported with this method. Most transport companies offer this service, but it does come at a higher cost.
Who needs vehicle transport?Igor2021-02-17T20:34:26-05:00
There are a wide variety of people who need transport.
Families moving states or countries.
Racecar owners – Reliable transportation is essential for race car drivers and owners. There would not be races if the race cars are not timely shipped at the race location.
Luxury vehicle owners – Relocation for a long-distance move or on vacation are just a couple of reasons luxury vehicle owners use freight shipping.
Classic car owners – Classic car owners are often hesitant to put unnecessary miles on their vehicles. They tend to use freight transport to ship their cars to shows.
Business owners – Travel often necessitates a vehicle be shipped instead of driven to a location—like when traveling via plane is more direct and time-efficient instead of driving. But, they still need their vehicle at the new site.
Athletes – Much like business owners, athletes may prefer to travel via plane to game locations and have their vehicles shipped to them.
Students – Driving to college isn’t always an option or even the best option. Shipping a car to the student’s new residence can be time and cost-efficient.
Military personnel – Vehicle delivery can be a necessity due to military orders.
Senior Citizens – Often, when vacationing or traveling for the summer or winter, having your vehicle shipped is a safer and more time-efficient method.
How do I order shipping?Igor2021-02-17T20:34:49-05:00
For vehicles that require retrieval from an auction, business, or dealer, you will need to ensure that all payments necessary to be made are complete before shipping and that the vehicle will be ready to be released at retrieval. There might be some information we need to acquire the vehicle, like buyer number, lot number, invoice number, or reference number. The car must be free of clutter or valuable items for transport. You will need to tell us if there is anything in the vehicle like auto parts. The driver will need to take note of the items in the car before shipment. We recommend not having anything in the vehicle. We will not be responsible for lost, missing, misplaced, or stolen items.
Essential Steps You Can TakeIgor2021-02-17T20:36:15-05:00
Freight shipping is a viable and useful resource to a lot of people. There are some critical factors to remember and some helpful information to keep in mind.
Plan Ahead – Schedule your delivery as far in advance as you can. Planning is a crucial step to ensure on-time delivery.
Inspect Your Vehicle – We recommend that you perform a full inspection of your vehicle before shipping. Take notes of the condition of your car. You can even take pictures at different angles to use as a reference. Make sure you have proof of the state of your vehicle before delivery. If cosmetic damage does occur, you will have photos to prove it.
Keep Your Vehicle Clean – We are not responsible for misplaced, lost, missing, or stolen items that are in your vehicle during transit. It is always a good idea to remove any valuables before transport.
Keep Fuel Low – No more than a quarter tank of gas should be in the vehicle during transport. Safety hazards can arise when a car has more fuel than this.
Can I make changes to my order?Igor2021-02-17T20:40:07-05:00
Transporting a vehicle is quite challenging. As such, we take every precaution possible to ensure that your car is shipped safely and on time. We will load and secure your vehicle to our standards—which are above any that are required. The safety and protection of your car is our top priority.
Weather and road conditions may cause delays, but we will work diligently to meet your needs. Sometimes, road work, road hazards, or unsafe conditions can cause drivers to reroute the original travel path. We understand this can cause an inconvenience. But, the safety of not only the vehicles in transit but also of the drivers is essential. The best and most optimal travel routes are always followed when available. Our commitment to ensuring you receive the best service possible will never cease.
We can provide a phone number to contact the driver if that need arises for you. You have paid good money to have your vehicle delivered, and we have worked hard to earn our reputation.
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My first experience with auto shipping and I am very happy with Brookwide. They talked me through the whole thing, and just kept me up to date constantly. The whole booking procedure was so simple, I truly did expect auto shipping to be much more difficult. I will definitely use their service in the future if I need my car transported somewhere.
I have used Brookwide twice now and both times I was very satisfied with the service they provided. Their driver was also great, willing to meet me where I wanted and was comfortable with (I live in a non truck route area). Just stunned with how easy the whole process was.
Pick up and delivery happened when they told me it would. The car was also delivered in mint condition. Just because of how easy it was to deal with this company, I will surely use them again.
Only company that was able to get me same day service. Will definitely use again
I was so impressed with the way Brookwide handled my shipment. Absolutely professional from the start. Did exactly what they promised and now I have my car back! I would recommend Brookwide to anyone.
I originally chose a different company to go with. I signed the contract and even gave them a deposit. Then after a week and a half of jotty phone calls & still no driver I decided to cancel. Brookwide had my car picked up in 1 day. What a waste of time, should have called them sooner!
Shipping my truck was a 5 star experience with this company. I contacted them on Friday for an 850 mile off route transport. Within a couple of hours I was contracted, and the vehicle was picked up the following day, then delivered on Sunday. I will be using them again.
My oldest son who is in the Military is constantly being moved all around. My family and I usually arrange to drive his vehicle wherever he is, but this time no one was available for a few day trip. Luckily Brookwide provided such a reasonable price and were able to deliver his car faster than anyone else offered.
Brookwide efficiently handled my truck’s transport from Portland to Idaho. They just made everything feel so smooth and fast. If you choose Brookwide, they will definitely take care of you.
Absolutely amazing service. Frank was great from the start. Answered every question I had and reached out anytime he had an update.
We Can Transport ANY Type of Vehicle
We are a company that provides the trucks, facilities, and services for the actual transport of vehicles.
Open Car Hauler trailer is the most common and affordable type of transport service. In general, open-air transport means that the vehicle is laden onto a multi-car carrier to be shipped along with other cars
Enclosed Car Transport
The safest way to ship a vehicle is by using an enclosed shipping trailer. A closed trailer offers a safer and more secure type of auto shipping method. Typical this is industry-wide 40% more expensive option
Brookwide offers quality and comprehensive oversize load transportation services. With more than a decade of experience in the industry, we have built our reputation on trustworthiness
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