Individuals looking to escape town for a while, college students on cross-country internships, or employees on relocation share the challenge of finding a ride at their new place of residence. Many would like to bring their vehicle along with them and a common solution that comes to mind is simply to just drive it there. However, that may not be something everyone wants to do. For those who dislike long drives or do not want to drive alone, an alternate solution is to consider shipping the vehicle via a car transport company.
When considering driving the car yourself, take into account the following factors :
- I have an adequate amount of time to drive it & don’t mind a multi-day roadtrip
- I am prepared to deal with road conditions due to weather, breakdowns, and accidents
- I do not mind putting mileage and wear & tear on the car
- I can afford the expenses of the trip (meals, lodging, fuel)
If you feel you are more comfortable to have a shipping company deliver the car for you, the first thing you should do is find out how much it will cost you. Prices vary between companies. The differences are usually due to the distance transported, variations in fuel prices, seasonal fluctuations, and any difficulties attached with the vehicle. Start by requesting several quotes and eliminate outlier rates. Lowest shipping rates usually have poorer service and highest shipping rates are probably unnecessary. Choose a shipping company you are comfortable with and they will guide you in setting up the transport. A shipping company is a cost-effective, easy, and time efficient alternative to transporting your vehicle long distances.
Alex Marinov is the president of RCG Logistics LLC, with years experience in the shipping and freight industry. His main interest include sustainable building design, video production and automobiles.