When shipping a car, the most important aspect is working with an experienced and trustworthy service provider. That said, shipping quotes and rates play a part in choosing a transporter. uShip helps you find the best carriers at their best rates. This article will show you how to get the pricing that’s right for your vehicle shipment.
Listing Your Vehicle on uShip
The first step to getting car shipping rates on uShip is to create your shipment listing. To attract the best and most qualified transporters to your auto shipment, you should provide as much detail as possible in your shipment listing. The best way to find a qualified transporter is to provide a complete, and accurate description of the vehicle.
Describe the make and model of your car, as well as any modifications, like spoilers or larger tires, in your listing. Let them know your exact time-frame for pick-up and delivery, as well as the type of service you need. Common services are open transport or enclosed transport. Enclosed transport costs a little more than open, but is a safer option for specialty vehicles or classic car shipping. Disclose if your vehicle has any mechanical issues. Most transporters can still transport non-running vehicles if they can roll, brake, and steer, but they have to know in advance in order to be properly prepared.
uShip Pricing Methods
uShip offers a few ways to get your car transport quotes. These quotes will depend on how far the vehicle is moving, what kind of services you need, and your timeframe.
One option is to book with providers who publish their rates on uShip. Simply enter the year, make, and model of your vehicle for upfront quotes from registered carriers. From there, select the rate and transporter that works best for you.
Don’t see any rates you like? Take your shipment listing to our marketplace by starting an auction. Specify your shipment details as mentioned before, and car shipping experts will send you shipping quotes for your review.
Booking Your Vehicle Shipment
If you have taken your shipment to the marketplace, you will need to choose among the transporters who have sent you quotes to move your vehicle. You’ll be ready to choose a quote once you have:
- Answered and asked questions on your listing and on quotes
- Reviewed the feedback on the carrier’s uShip profile
- Checked out the MC and DOT numbers of your carrier
- Found a carrier you feel comfortable
At this point, select the quote of the carrier you feel comfortable working with. Once you book with your preferred transporter, you will be prompted to review the details of your shipment and their bid. Then, you’ll be prompted with a payment request. Once your payment is confirmed, you should receive an email with your carrier’s contact information, their terms and conditions, and instruction for the next steps.
Each company has their own protocol, but most will contact you within a few hours. Communication is key to a successful shipment. Since you have used uShip, you have an additional support team you can contact at any time via email, or call directly Monday through Saturday.