AMERIFREIGHT Auto Transporters - We Move What Moves You
|Essential Guide: Choose the Best Auto Transport Company to Ship Your Car|
|What to consider||What you need to avoid when shipping your vehicle|
|BBB rating||auto transporters that have less than an A rating with the BBB|
|AFta Gap protection||no protection if damage is detected within 48 hours after delivery|
|Don’t believe all reviews||car shipping companies that compensate for reviews|
|Informative website||websites with only a quote page and very little industry information|
|Don’t pay anything upfront||auto shippers that want deposits paid in advance when you place your order|
|Promises and Guarantees||transporters giving you unrealistic promises & guarantees just to take your order|
|Explain it all||vehicle movers that sound to good to be true. Let them explain their process in detail|
|Use a broker||shipping direct with a carrier – You have no recourse if you have issues and damages|
|Do your homework||making a quick decision. Do research and decide who you can trust|
|Its not just the price||choosing the company that does a bait and switch. The rate has to be realistic|
AmeriFreight is accredited and highly rated with the BBB. We offer REAL Discount car shipping rates and Comprehensive Auto Transport Protection with the AFta PLAN. Don't ship your car before you give us a call. See how we can save you money.
AmeriFreight will fight for the best rate for our customer. We will negotiate on your behalf, starting with the lowest possible acceptance rate and try our best to get your rate lower than the average current market rate. Our carriers know we still want superior service as we not only provide them shipments they need, but we treat them with the same professional dignity and respect we do for our customers. At Amerifreight we maintain a very high standard in customer service and offer extra protection for your vehicle while it is being shipped through our innovative Afta Plan protection. As a broker, we ensure that our customer is taken care of from the time your order is placed with one of our expert freight agents, to the time your auto is delivered safely to its' destination. Our service is friendly, informative and professional. We explain the entire process to our customers up front and answer all questions prior to taking the order. At Amerifreight, we make it our business to find the best, approved and licenced carrier with the most competitive rate available to transport your auto, offering the best, most generous discounts to the military, police, emergency services, students and senior citizens. Amerifreight holds an “A” rating at the Better Business Bureau (BBB) for car shipping and rank the among the best online ratings with 5 star reviews for customer satisfaction on websites such as google, www.transportreviews.com and www.consumeraffairs.com. For an instant quote from one of our professional freight agents, contact us at www.amerifreight.net and get the ball rolling. If you have been led to believe that working direct with auto carriers, think again. The shipping industry is highly regulated and carriers need to be licenced, insured and authorized to transport your vehicle, but many are not. Amerifreight only uses top authorized, accredited and insured transport shipping companies with a 95% industry rating, for our customers. Contact one of our qualified freight agents now at www.amerifreight.net to begin your worry-free, dependable auto transporting experience.
At Amerifreight, we continuously strive to maintain our number 1 position online for total customer satisfaction as can be seen by our numerous top customer ratings at well-known review websites available online. We have more reviews with the BBB and with Google than any other auto transporter in the industry. We only use the most dependable auto shipping carriers offering the best protection, while maintaining high professional standards the vehicle shipping industry. Amerifreight prides itself in successfully maintaining an A rating with the Better Business Bureau over a number of years. We make it our primary focus to care about you, your shipping experience and the protection of your vehicle from before pick-up until after successful delivery of your auto to its' final destination. Amerifreight also is an authorized for the Afta Plan, a plan offered only by Amerifreight, for complete auto transportation protection and peace-of-mind. You will be protected even if damage is discovered within 48 hours after a carrier has delivered your vehicle. AmeriFreight offers a rate calculator that is free to use to get an idea of what it could cost to ship your vehicle from its' current location to the desired destination and allows you to choose who to receive a quote from. Our professional, well trained and friendly freighting agents will immediately give you a call and explain to you how the entire process works and will answer any questions you may have about shipping your auto. We, at Amerifreight, offer discounted rates for those working on a budget, for the military, emergency services, police, the elderly and students. We ensure that we only use licensed, insured and accredited shipping companies with numerous good reviews by past customers. Contact a professional agent now at www.amerifreight.net and only place your vehicle with a company holding the best reviews in the industry whom you can trust and who maintains a top BBB ranking online. If this is the first time you have shipped your vehicle, we will make sure it is a great experience with Amerifreight. Save your time and prevent frustration by shipping your auto with Amerifreight. No matter where you are or where you would like your vehicle to be moved to, Amerifreight will do it for you in record time. Start your top shipping experience now by contacting us online at www.amerifreight.net. Our agents are awaiting your call.
The process of shipping your vehicle can be scary, to say the least. But is really is not as complicated as you might think at first. Auto Shipping Brokers are there to assist you with the process and to make it as easy as possible. Choosing a broker is also quite simple. The best place to start to find the best auto shipping broker is review sites like www.transportreviews.com or the BBB. In fact, you could use any review site you can find on google. It is unrealistic to think that in order to use a dependable broker, they should have absolutely no complaints on review sites. Should this be the case, it would be wise to consider those reviews as misleading and unreliable. However, the number of positive reviews should outweigh the negative ones. You should also read negative reviews carefully and decide whether the review of the auto broker is a reflection of the bad service provided by the broker or the service provided by the carrier. Auto Carriers and Brokers are two separate entities, however they work closely with each other and are both essential to the shipping industry. Brokers use their experience to pre-select auto carriers that they have had previous excellent service from. They also use their essential function in the industry to get the cheapest Transport Carrier rate. They provide auto carriers with the majority of their business and play an essential role in the success of the carriers. It is therefore, very important to choose a dependable broker to assist you in shipping your vehicle. Once you have chosen your broker, you will be asked to provide certain information such as the year, make and model of your vehicle, your time requirements (date of pick-up and delivery), pick-up address and contact details, the address for delivery, vehicle type eg. SUV, Sedan, Convertible and your preference for carrier type. You will be given an estimate costing. You need only book your car for shipping a couple of weeks beforehand. When your broker has found an approved carrier for your vehicle at the best discounted rate, you will be contacted and the true price of shipping is then agreed upon before your credit card is billed and your vehicle booked with the carrier. You should be given the name and contact details for the transport shipping carrier and your pick up date will be arranged. Once your car has been picked up, a good broker will maintain contact with you in order to ensure a good experience and will eagerly resolve any issues, should any arise, on your behalf and give you the best assistance and advice. A good broker should be BBB Accredited and should maintain a B+ or higher rating. This can be checked at www.bbb.org. A vehicle inspection will occur prior to transportation of your car as well as once delivery has taken place. You will then be requested by your broker to place your review online for others who will require the same service at a later date. For a positive shipping experience, we suggest that you place your order with www.amerifreight.net who is BBB Accredited and maintain a strong A rating. All consultants at Amerifreight are highly trained and their main focus is the well-being of their client and the client's' experience.
If you wish to ship your auto from one state to another, the cost of such an undertaking is one of the very first questions that pop into your head. You have a budget that you need to stick to and you would like to ensure that the cost of shipping your vehicle easily falls within your reach. You need to find the most dependable auto shipping company at a discounted rate, but you need the shipper to be BBB accredited, licensed and approved. To secure these factors, you would be better served by utilizing the services of an auto broker. In the shipping industry there are various factors that will affect the final cost. Auto shipping companies have pricing structures that include the distance, time frame, time of year and weight of car. Auto brokers consider the following, when estimating the cost to transport your auto: 1. Current location of the vehicle and the intended destination – is your vehicle to be dropped off near the freeway or is it to be dropped off in a residential area that requires special permits; 2. Time frame – do you need to ship your vehicle urgently or do you have a little time to get your auto broker to find the best price; 3. Fuel costs – most shippers use diesel, when the price of diesel increases, so do shipping costs. Ship your vehicle quickly if there is a drop in diesel price; 4. Whether you require door-to-door or terminal-to-terminal pick up and delivery; and 5. If you wish to ship your car boxed in or in an open carriage. To make your shipping costs easily accessible, there are free calculating tools available at www.carmoversdirectory.net. For any quote to ship your vehicle you will need the following information about your car: 1. Make, model and year; 2. Odometer reading; 3. A vehicle inspection report in the case of a previously used vehicle. It is always handy to have your own insurance for your vehicle, however, all carriers have federally-mandated $750,000 worth of insurance; others could have more than $1 million worth of insurance. It is important to ensure that your vehicle is insured through the carrier's insurance. You should also ask your broker offers the Gap Cover Insurance known as the AftaPlan. Should the company/broker you choose not offer this cover, it should be seen as a red-flag and you should re-consider whether you should or should not be using the company you have chosen. The insurance held by shipping companies does not cover personal items inside your trunk or car. These items should be removed, along with any items added to your vehicle such as antennas, bike racks or fog lamps. Also worth considering, is that shipping items in your vehicle impacts on the price of shipping too. All Auto Shippers are required by law, to have both liability and cargo insurance, however, you may not necessarily be made aware of the exclusions included in their insurance. You are entitled to request written proof of coverage and the limitations or exclusions. If the insurance is not enough to cover your vehicle ask them to give you the cost of the additional cover needed in writing. Remember to ask for a list of any additional charges you will be required to cover, ie. Extra insurance fees, fuel surcharges or anything else that you should be made aware of. All shippers in the US have an MC number, an active USDOT number and Operating Authority. This information can be checked at www.safersys.org To get your auto shipped with top approved, licensed and dependable discounted shippers, request assistance from the consultants at www.amerifreight.net
Moving from one state to another can be a stressful experience. Trying to find a National shipping company is not only stressful but can cause frustration and despair. There are so many unknown factors to consider before handing over your keys to an unknown entity, trusting that they will take care of your vehicle when you have had no previous experience in transporting a vehicle with them and may never need the service again in the future. Not to mention that you also need to consider the costs involved. Most times individuals believe that working directly with the transport shipping company, leaving the “middle- man” out would save you money, when in reality, it could cost you more. Why? Because choosing the most discounted rate, could mean that your vehicle will not be taken care of, leaving you with damage costs in the end. Shipping companies do not insure your vehicle during transportation to or from the carrier, nor do they insure your vehicle from damage caused by natural forces or forces out of their control, such as a stone hitting your windscreen during the transporting process. Sure, you could opt for an enclosed truck for the moving of your vehicle,  but that would immediately add up to 60% onto the overall cost of moving the vehicle. This is why it is recommended in the shipping industry, that you should rather go through an approved shipping brokerage as they are dealing with auto shipping companies on a daily basis. They know, through experience, what to look for in an auto shipping company and over time have built up a list of reliable, discounted, licensed and approved agencies whom they prefer to use based on their years of experience in dealing with such companies. Also, shipping companies wait until their carriers are full before dispatching them, in which case you could be left standing with unnecessary delays in moving your vehicle from one state to another. Transport brokers, due to the demand for vehicle transportation, are able to allocate your vehicle to a shipping company that is almost full or will be filled shortly, limiting your waiting period. Brokers are quick to drop auto shippers from their list of dependable movers, should they or their clients have negative experiences with them. Their business depends heavily on their choice of carriers. Another thing to consider when you need to move your vehicle is that brokers need to negotiate the best discounted option on your behalf, so the original quote they give you for the transporting of your auto almost always starts off at the lowest possible rate which does not mean that the quote you have received is cast in stone. Your auto shipping broker is merely giving you a ball-park figure upon which to base your budgets, they then go out and negotiate the lowest possible rates that auto shippers are willing to accept in order to transport your auto. When there are no shipping companies willing to transport your vehicle within your time-frame from and to your choice of state/s, they are obligated in increase the rate a little and try again with the bidding process and continue to do this until they find some dependable, approved and licensed takers, however, a reputable brokerage, such as Amerifreight, will never bill you until they have received your acceptance of the new figure and get the “go-ahead” from you. Amerifreight will not only negotiate the best possible rate for you with a dependable shipping company, but will literally “hold your hand” from the beginning of the process to the very end.
The right quote to ship your car is not always absolutely predictable. Your car will move at a rate that is acceptable in the industry. For a quick rate “estimate” use our rate calculator. Auto Transport Brokers normally quote a rate they feel comfortable a carrier will be happy with. No rate can actually be unconditionally guaranteed, promising a free delivery if the conditions are not met. Deliveries can almost never be guaranteed. There are major costs incurred when shipping a car. If a broker quotes too low, you will be asked to add money to get to a higher rate acceptable to a carrier to move your car. It is important that your broker explains this and is honest from the start and that they offer different pricing options. A low rate and an unconditional guaranteed pickup smells of bait and switch. AmeriFreight will offer you a conditional guarantee and do your shipment at the best possible, competitive car-shipping rate with the most reliable carriers and the best service in the car shipping industry. For a quick estimate try our car shipping rates calculator. It is fast and will not use any of your personal information. Once you have received the estimate, contact us for a formal estimate either by calling us amor using our online estimate.
State to State Auto Transport - How Much Does it Cost to Ship a Car to or From California (CA), Florida (FL), New York (NY), Texas (TX), or any other state in the USA? :
Shipments to California (CA), Florida (FL), New York (NY) and Texas (TX) are the most busy routes. Other states like Georgia (GA), Virginia (VA), Washington (WA), Massachusetts (MA), Ohio (OH), South Carolina (SC), North Carolina (NC), and Arizona (AZ) are also popular. The remaining states are less in demand and therefore have less carriers supporting those routes. All these have an impact on the cost and rates that auto transporters charge when shipping vehicles between states. The typical cost between states range from $450 to $ 1500 of r a standard sedan in running condition on an open carrier. The most expensive routes are cross country from the east cost going to the North West to states such as Washington State (WA) and Oregon (OR). North Dakota (ND) and South Dakota (SD) also rank amongst the most expensive states to ship to and from. Remote cities close to the outer borders of the USA have very few carriers visiting them and it is recommended that customers try to drive or move veils to the nearest large cities to try and reduce the overall shipping cost. For a fast auto transport cost or car shipping rate estimate use the STATES menu option, select your state and simply type in the state you want to ship to. It is instant, easy and requires no personal information.
To ship a car with no broker involved is a calculated risk. The industry is regulated by using brokers to ensure that customers are not exploited by questionable car shipping carriers. Auto Transport Brokers have been given the task to help and educate consumers to ensure that their carriers are licensed with the DOT and insured. Without a broker, consumers may run the risk of using an unreliable, uninsured and illegal carrier, which more often than not may leave one with a damaged vehicle and no form of recourse. Many times carriers break down and your shipment may be delayed indefinitely of you do not have a broker to re-dispatch your vehicle to another carrier. Just believing carriers informing customers their credentials are in order is no guarantee as many illegal companies try getting their shipments by avoiding brokers. By using an auto transport broker is the sure way a consumer knows s/he is using a carrier that is legal and insured. AmeriFreight vehicle transport brokers will support consumers all the way from the time of order to the delivery of their vehicles.
It is true for all car shipping companies, including AmeriFreight, that your car will be 100% covered by a carrier’s insurance while it is loaded onto a truck. Unfortunately, what most brokers will not tell you is that often times there are exclusions with insurance. In some instances, a carrier’s insurance may fail to pay for damages to your vehicle, leaving you in a situation where you must revert to your own personal vehicle insurance. AmeriFreight is one of a few top rated auto transporters that offer gap protection through the AFta PLAN. No car shipment should be without it and every car shipper should reconsider any company that do not offer gap protection for shipping vehicles.
Have you been on the lookout for a reliable auto transport broker in America? AmeriFreight is one such company, with a very professional team who knows exactly what customers need. With great discounts, and perfect customer service, we promise to make your vehicle shipment experience very convenient and hassle free. Just give us a call so we can prove the truth of our claim.
Have you ever asked yourself which are the best car shipping companies in America? Do some research on customer satisfaction ratings and the Better Business Bureau (BBB). An auto transport company should at least be accredited with the BBB and have a high rating (B or higher). The BBB is the only truly independent business reliability evaluation board for auto transporters. Most review sites are manipulated by car shipping companies to create a false image of their real reputation. AmeriFreight is highly rated with the BBB and prides itself as one of the most respected auto transport companies in the USA. And to add to that, we offer some of the lowest, most competitive rates in the car shipping industry. To find out what the BBB rating for an auto transport company is, simply type \"BBB + name of company\".
AmeriFreight is a leader in the auto transportation industry and to get there we listened to our customers by the feedback we received from their reviews. We do not offer any compensation for reviews. We have done so in the past. Please read the rest of this section for the reasons why we did compensate and why we presently are not doing so any more. Reviews play an extremely important part in helping us to improve our customer service and inform consumers on customer responses to our services. We understand that it takes time and effort to do a review and many customers by nature do not generally leave reviews unless they have really had a bad experience with a company. But we also want to know and let others know if our customers had positive experiences. For that reason we often used incentives such as discounts, rebates and refunds to prompt our customers to leave us reviews to compensate for their time and effort. To make sure customers do not feel any way obliged to leave only good reviews, we explicitly stressed in all our communications to our customers that we compensated for any review, good or bad. For those who have read about a settlement between AmeriFreight and the Federal Trade Commission, please read the following statement: In essence the requirement from the FTC is that if reviews are paid for it should be disclosed and that undisclosed endorsements should not be advertised as being unbiased. The FTC required AmeriFreight to provide sufficient evidence on our website to prove that consumers or prospective customers were informed about our review incentives that offered compensation for leaving reviews, no matter if they were good or bad. As of October 8, 2014, to be in compliance with FTC requirements, we have posted our policy on reviews on our website for general information to the consumer. We have never before intentionally tried to hide or misrepresent the fact that we compensated for reviews. With this message we will now provide evidence to the fact that there may be a material connection between AmeriFreight and customers who have posted online reviews. We have compensated for good and bad reviews in the past. However since the 18th of February 2016 we have dispensed with any form of compensation for any reviews on new orders. Should there be any questions or concerns about our review policy, please feel free to contact us.