Direct Express Auto Transport – Answers
FAQ - What Is The Auto Transport Industry All About?
America is a huge geographic country with millions of highway miles and thousands of towns. It is logistically impossible for any auto transport company to service the entire nation. So an entire industry spawned of independent owner truck operators, several thousand of them in fact, that together can service the vehicle shipping needs of the nation. Every day each of those hard working drivers load 8 to 10 cars and get on the road to big cities, towns, tiny villages and sometimes remote areas off the beaten track. Wherever they were this morning, they are 500 miles away this evening. And so it goes. However, another industry blossomed of auto transport brokers whose job it is to talk to customers to fill the open spots on those carriers. The drivers and the brokers need one another. There are about 100 active auto transport brokers, and probably 80% of the car shipping business is booked thru the top 20% of brokers. It is estimated that about 500,000 vehicles are shipped annually in this manner. Direct Express Auto Transport is one of the larger brokers.
How Vehicle Shipping Works
FAQ – How Will My Car Be Shipped?
Everyone has noticed new vehicles being transported to new car dealerships. The same kind of open auto transport carrier will haul your vehicle, which is likely to be one of several on the truck. It usually takes a driver a couple of days to unload 10 cars in some region, then another couple of days to load up again with a fresh set of 10 before hitting the road to places as near as 300 miles, or as far as 3,000 miles. The driver will typically cover about 500 miles per day, which is the legal limit. He can go twice as far in a day if he is part of a team. About 3% of all auto transport shipments are accomplished in an Enclosed Trailer, which costs about 33% more as those carriers can only hold about six cars, so they must charge more to net the same amount. Either method is relatively safe.
The Original Online Car Shipping Quote Calculator!
FAQ – Who Is Direct Express Auto Transport?
Direct Express Auto Transport was started in 2003 by Mike Rupers, who noticed that almost all of the auto transport brokers back then had a 15 pages long contract for their customers to sign, which precluded the customer from canceling their order within 14 days. That did not seem fair. It was also difficult to get a quote from any broker without giving up personal information. No website would give an auto transport quote online. That sort of thing didn’t exist. So in 2004, Mr. Rupers created the very first automatic online car shipping quote calculator, did not ask the visitor for any personal information, and promised the customer that he could cancel his or her order anytime before it gets assigned a carrier. All three ideas were original and also a huge hit with customers. Over time the Direct Express Auto Transport quote calculator became very popular on the Internet and was fine tuned many times to produce more reliable quotes. To this day, arguably no other broker or web site can produce vehicle transport rates online as competitively or reliably.