Proof in the Pudding: Why It Really IS Important to Use a Reputable Auto Transport Company

If you’ve ever looked for car shipping on the internet (or anywhere else for that matter,) then you’ve probably heard time and again that quality matters. And truth be told, it really does matter. But, from what we’ve seen and heard from our colleagues in the industry, quality is generally not the top reason for picking company A over company B. More often than not, the reason someone chooses a company is all about price. But a race to the bottom really doesn’t benefit anyone — not the haulers, the brokers, or the customers. Here are a few reasons why:
  • Lower prices lowers the wages of drivers, brokers, and all the other people that help this industry grow and get better. The less people get paid, the lower the quality of the work, leading people to consider the services less valuable. It’s a vicious cycle that degrades the entire industry.
  • Good drivers need good training, and lowering rates has a direct impact on the quality of drivers on the road. This is a problem for the customer whose vehicle is being hauled, but for those who share the road with under qualified drivers.
In almost every case, using a reputable auto transport company means that you will have to a little bit more money. But based on the reports that we get from newly acquired customer suggests that the headaches aren’t worth it.
And we’re not just saying this for our own sake; it’s more about you, the customer, and the value proposition that auto transportation offers. Using shipping can truly be a huge time saver and stress reliever, especially when you’re engaged in what is an already-complicated logistical situation. But when you get low-quality shipping, you actually make your situation worse.
With the advent of sites like Transport Reviews, and the ability to communicate to a large number of people over the internet generally, the industry has really been getting creamed from a public relations point of view. That’s why it’s important for you as the customer to make the right choice.
You don’t want to end up like these guys, right?